Major Based Student Organizations

Major Based Student Organizations

AeroGator

Aerospace Engineering

Our purpose is to construct and fly small light sport aircraft from kits. AeroGators also promotes aviation on campus and supports aviation events. We are mentored on aircraft construction by the Gainesville Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). No experience required. Activities may include assembling the aircraft components, welding, riveting, painting, flying, and much more.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ufaerogators/

https://orgs.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/Organization/AeroGator

African Americans in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering

The purpose of African Americans in Electrical and Computer Engineering is to create a community for African American students that promotes leadership and professional development, and to nurture interest in electrical and computer engineering among younger minority students.

https://orgs.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/Organization/african-americans-in-electrical-and-computer-engineering

ALPHA EPSILON

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

The Florida Gamma Beta Chapter of Alpha Epsilon, the Honor Society for Agricultural, Biological and Food Engineers. The objectives of the honor society are to promote the high ideals of the engineering profession, to recognize those Agricultural, Biological and Food Engineers who demonstrate character, scholarship, and professional attainment. Ultimately, Alpha Epsilon supports achievement in the Agricultural, Biological and Food Engineering so that it will serve the profession and society as a whole.

https://www.asabe.org/About-Us/About-the-Profession/Alpha-Epsilon-Honor-Society

Alpha Pi Mu

Industrial Engineering

Alpha Pi Mu is the only nationally recognized Industrial Engineering Honor Society. We send out invitations to juniors, seniors, graduates, and faculty who meet our requirements. Goals: To confer recognition upon the industrial engineering student who has shown exceptional academic interests and abilities in his field, to encourage wherever possible any movement which will advance the best interest of industrial engineering education, to further unify the student body of the Industrial Engineering Department in presenting its needs and ideals to the faculty, to create a closer student-faculty relationship by bringing together the needs and thoughts of both, to assist and cooperate with all organizations and persons working for the interest of industrial engineering, To benefit its members by the association and experience that can come from bringing together a group with similar interests, objectives, and abilities, and to promote the professional welfare of all.

Contact: president.ufapm@gmail.com

www.AlphaPiMu.com

American Institute of aeronautics and astronautics (AIAA)

Aerospace Engineering

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is a student organization within the University of Florida that offers students the opportunity to enhance their education and experience through design teams, social activities, community service, tutoring and mentoring, speakers, company tours, regional council meetings, and national conferences and competitions. We aim to provide students with exposure to speakers, professors, student interns, and professionals from all facets of industry and to connect students with research, scholarship, and internships. We provide opportunities so as to advance student careers to new levels.

Contact: ufl.aiaa@gmail.com

http://www.uflaiaa.org/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/UFAIAA/

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Chemical Engineering

The University of Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers also known as UF AIChE is a student-run, non-profit organization that strives to provide fellowship among chemical engineering students and also foster engineering skills for the continued advancement of ourselves, our University, our community and our world. As a professional society, we arrange opportunities for students to build a network of contacts in academia and in industry.

Contact: president.ufaiche@gmail.com or vicepresident.ufaiche@gmail.com

www.che.ufl.edu/aiche/

www.aiche.org

www.twitter.com/UFAIChE

https://www.facebook.com/groups/UF.AIChE/

https://www.instagram.com/ufaiche/

American Nuclear Society

Nuclear Engineering

The objectives of the Section shall be consistent with the objectives of the Society as set forth in its Certificate of Incorporation and in Article B2 of its Bylaws and Rules, principally, “the advancement of science and engineering relating to the atomic nucleus, and of allied sciences and arts.”

https://orgs.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/Organization/American-Nuclear-Society

https://facebook.com/groups/ansgators/

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERS (ASABE)

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food and biological systems. Students in the club participate in socials, sports, and competitions, including the annual Fountain Wars event which is held at the international ASABE convention.

https://abe.ufl.edu/undergraduate/student-organizations/asabe/

American Society of Civil Engineers

Civil Engineering

The UF Chapter of ASCE fosters the development of future leaders in civil engineering by promoting professionalism and technical development, while providing a sense of community and helping students make friends for a lifetime. ASCE provides professional and social networking events, design competition teams, and a mentor/mentee program.

Contact: asce@ce.ufl.edu

http://856097203388389791.weebly.com/

https://ufl.instructure.com/enroll/KJ6DNH

https://facebook.com/ufasce

https://www.twitter.com/ufasce

https://instagram.com/ufasce

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical Engineering

ASME is a student organization that promotes professional, technical, and social, development of our members. Professional development is achieved through professional guest speakers from various mechanical engineering companies, through tours of companies that include the Exactech and Disney Imagineering, and through workshops giving resume/interview tips. Professional development is achieved through ASME’s 5 design teams. These design teams are Human Powered Vehicle, VEX Robotics, BioDesign Team, IAM3D, and Student Design Competition Robotics. Social development is achieved through different planned events, such as barbecue cookouts and athletic events.

Contac: asmeuf@gmail.com

https://facebook.com/groups/180287359294094/

American Water Resources Association

Environmental Engineering, Material Science and Engineering

The purpose of the UF Chapter of the American Water Resources Association is to bring together students who are interested in a variety of fields related to water resources and allow them to network with each other, with faculty, and with professionals from Florida and around the country. Additionally we offer service opportunities that allow our members to help the local community.

https://facebook.com/AWRAUFChapter/

American Water Works Association

Environmental Engineering, Material Science and Engineering

The purpose of the AWWA Student Chapter is to develop students into successful professionals in the water industry, introduce members to professional networks in the water industry foster the exchange of ideas and information in water and related fields, and educate the community in water and related fields

http://www.awwa.org/

Association for Computer Machinery

Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science

We are the student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. We are an organization dedicated to the promotion of computer science research, education, and involvement within the students of the CISE department.

https://facebook.com/groups/ufacm/

https://instagram.com/uf.acm/

Association of Computer Engineers

Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Digital Arts and Sciences

ACE is a student organization dedicated to providing a community for all computer-related fields at the University of Florida, including but not limited to CS, CpE, ECE, DAS and data science. We provide a mentorship program for freshman and sophomores to be mentored by upperclassmen and also put on a variety of events to help students stay connected with each other and with their degree.

Contact: president.uf.ace@gmail.com

https://uf-ace.com/

https://www.facebook.com/GatorACE

https://orgs.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/Organization/Association-of-Computer-Engineers

Audio Engineering Society

Computer Science

To further education in audio related fields, to prepare members for employment in the industry, and to strengthen the bond between the arts and engineering

https://facebook.com/groups/AESREC/

Biomedical Engineering Society

Biomedical Engineering

The purpose of the Biomedical Engineering Society is to explore and promote academic and career issues in the field of biomedical engineering and to provide students interested in this field with more informative resources.

https://facebook.com/BMESatUF

Chemical Engineering Peer Advisors

Chemical Engineering

The purpose of ChEPA is to strive to enhance the personal, professional and academic development of current and prospective chemical engineering students; to connect students to the resources that can guide them on their paths to success through comprehensive group and individual advising; and to help students have a positive and successful learning experience at the University of Florida, under the supervision of Cynthia Sain, the Academic Coordinator.

https://facebook.com/chepauf

Chi Epsilon

Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering

Dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil and environmental engineering as an ideal profession, Chi Epsilon was organized to recognize the characteristics of the individual civil and environmental en- gineer deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career, and to aid in the development of those characteristics in the civil and environmental engineering student.

https://facebook.com/groups/1096025963766355/

https://instagram.com/ufchiepsilon/?hl=en

CISE Undergraduate Student Advisory Board

Computer Science

The primary purpose of CISE Undergraduate Student Advisory Board is to establish a student-managed channel of communication between the CISE department administration and all students in the department. CISE Undergraduate Student Advisory Board will represent the students by collecting and discussing student issues and working with the department to remedy the issue(s).

https://orgs.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/Organization/cise-undergraduate-student-advisory-board

Data Science and Informatics

Computer Science

Data Science and Informatics Student Organization at UF connects students across academic programs by initiating group learning through technical workshops, speaker sessions, discussion groups and other activities.

http://www.dsiufl.org/

https://facebook.com/DataSciUF/

https://www.twitter.com/dsiufl

Eta Κappa Nu

Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science

We are the University of Florida’s branch of Eta Kappa Nu. We have a long history of serving the ECE department at UF. Events we have sponsored historically include student/professor luncheons and the ECE banquet. We are currently helping the department by offering exam reviews for all core EE, CE, and CS classes as well as contributing to the redesign of the ECE curriculum. We are also contributing to our community by conducting Electrical and Computer Engineering outreach events for local public schools.

formula society of automotive engineers (FSAE) Gator motorsports (GMs)

Mechanical Engineering

Gator Motorsports is an organization dedicated to the design, manufacturing, and racing of a formula style race car that competes in Michigan annually against 120 other schools from around the world. The team started building formula cars in the late 1980s and is one of the oldest teams in our entire competition, and one of the most competitive. For 7 of the last 10 years, the team has placed in at least the top 30 among all of the international competitors and as high as 2nd place in 2015. While the car has evolved throughout the years, one thing has remained constant: the desire to build a technically advanced car and a technically competent, professional, and cohesive team to accompany it.

Contact: recruitment@gatormotorsports.com

http://gatormotorsports.com/

https://www.facebook.com/gatormotorsports/

https://orgs.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/Organization/Eta-Kappa-Nu

game developers’ association (gda)

Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Digital Arts and Sciences

The Game Developers’ Association is UF’s club for helping students interested in game development meet each other and plan projects or workshops. General Body Meetings are held every two weeks at 7-8 pm on Discord. However, there are plenty of other opportunities to get engaged on the discord channel, including work jams and workshops!

Contact: andres.holguin@ufl.edu

https://www.facebook.com/UFGDA

Gator electric racing (GEr); registered with uf as “formula electric” 

Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Gator Electric Racing is an FSAE Electric design team focused on designing and building a fully electric racecar. We give our members the opportunity to learn about every step of the design process and to gain experience with modern and interesting manufacturing techniques with the eventual goal of participating in competition against other racing teams from around the world.

Contact: electric.uffsae@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/gatorelectricracing/

gator vexu robotics

Electrical Engineering

We are a robotics team that competes against other colleges in the VexU robotics competition. We design, manufacture, and program multiple robots from the ground up each year. We are developing a training course for new members so no experience is necessary. Learn more about us: Video 1, Video 2.

Contact: jsopotnick@ufl.edu

https://www.instagram.com/gatorvex/?hl=en

https://www.facebook.com/groups/526677694015871

generational relief in prosthetics (grip)

Biomedical Engineering

GRiP’s mission is to use the skills that we have gained through our classroom work and experiences to make a difference in the lives of others. We design and manufacture 3D-printed assistive devices, as well as adaptive controllers and toys, to those in need across the world. We also conduct research in a variety of areas and strive to educate the community on STEM through outreach activities.

Contact: ufgrip3d@gmail.com

https://www.bme.ufl.edu/grip/

https://www.facebook.com/GRiPUF

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1RfRZomQLHbAPinKCxwbBPFoeGIOtuk0K

Graduate Association of Chemical Engineers

Chemical Engineering (Exclusive to Graduate Students)

The purpose of this organization is to stimulate intellectual growth, to build professional networks, and to promote fellowship among graduate students in the Department of Chemical Engineering.

http://www.che.ufl.edu/GRACE/

human powered vehicle design team (hpvc or hpvt)

Mechanical Engineering

HPVC is a design team at UF that focuses on the design and manufacturing of a human powered recumbent bike to race at a nationwide competition. The team is completely student run with numerous opportunities for leadership as well as learning real world skills such as Solidworks, machining, and welding.

Contact: msciota@ufl.edu

Industrial and Systems Engineering Ambassadors (ISEA)

Industrial Engineering

The mission of the ISE Ambassadors is to foster an inclusive community between the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and all who are interested in ISE while continuously improving the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at UF. Recruitment takes place in the spring.

Contact: ambassadors@ise.ufl.edu

https://www.ise.ufl.edu/ambassadors/

https://facebook.com/UFISEAmbassadors/

Industrial and Systems Engineering Graduate Student Organization

Industrial Engineering (Exclusive to Graduate Students)

The ISEGSO is focused on improving the graduate experience within the University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering’s Industrial and Systems Engineering Department.

https://facebook.com/groups/1897211810496138/

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering

IEEE’s core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. The University of Florida student chapter seeks to develop students professionally and technically in the fields of Electrical and Computer Engineering while providing opportunities to network with peers and give back to the Gainesville community.

http://www.ieee.org.

Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers

Industrial Engineering

The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IISE is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, and research of industrial engineering.

https://facebook.com/UFIISE/

https://instagram.com/gatoriise

Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Florida Student Chapter

Nuclear Engineering

In keeping with the bylaws of the parent organization, the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Florida Student Chapter strives to: Promote nuclear materials management, protection, nonproliferation and research. Improve qualifications and preparation of those who are, or seek to be, employed in areas of nuclear materials management. Disseminate information through outreach and education in these fields.

https://orgs.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/Organization/Institute-of-Nuclear-Materials-Management-Florida-Student-Chapter

International Society for Optics and Photnics

Materials Science and Engineering

As a student branch of SPIE(International Society for Optics and Photonics), our purpose is to affiliated student groups who are studying optics and photonics at the university. We will create the active connection between SPIE and our students. We believe the future belongs to optics and photonics, and the future of these technologies is in the hands of our students. Currently, there’s no other such organization which gathers students who like and study optics and photonics.

https://www.spie.org/

iOS Development Club

Computer Science, Computer Engineering

The purpose of iOS Development Club is to create an active iOS development community at the University. Members will learn how to create iOS apps from the basics all the way to creating apps that they can put onto the iOS App Store. Members will also find other people who are interested in creating apps and software, so it’s a great way to meet new people and to collaborate on projects. Overall, iOS Development club will teach members how to create real software products while also providing a community to support that goal.

https://facebook.com/groups/265059094108016

liquid propulsion development team (lpdt)

Mechanical Engineering

This team’s mission is to design, manufacture, and test liquid propellant rocket engines and eventually bring these engines to competitions. The team emphasizes undergraduate experience in industry standard practices with combustion, propulsion, electronics, structures, analysis, and many other engineering concepts.

Contact: ufliquidpropulsion@gmail.com

https://ufliquidpropulsion.slack.com/

https://ufliquidpropulsion.wixsite.com/ufliquidpropulsion

Material Advantage (MA)

Materials Science and Engineering

Material Advantage is a club which fosters community within the Material Science and Engineering Department while offering socials, outreach, and professional development opportunities to students. Our goal is to make our department better every semester and to help our members achieve success in their studies and career endeavors.

Contact: mapresident.ufl@gmail.com

https://facebook.com/groups/1268446509952655/

https://join.slack.com/t/newworkspace-2f25269/shared_invite/zt-hjya970x-x_zTU7aTv0ZtmK3vLoUIUg

Materials science and engineering (MSE) ceramic mug drop (cmd) design team

Materials Science and Engineering

We are the UF Ceramic Mug Drop (CMD) design team and we compete at the annual Material Science and Technology Conference in their Ceramic Mug Drop Competition! There are two competition categories: Strongest Mug (1st image) and Most Aesthetic (2nd image). Our focus is on creating ceramic mixtures and designs for an indestructible cup. If you’re interested in Materials Science & Engineering and are looking for some hands on experience, come and join us. No prior knowledge or experience is required. Everyone is encouraged to check us out and see if we’re something you’d like to be a part of.

Contact: ufcmd@mse.ufl.edu

https://www.facebook.com/groups/229391381407218

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1K6dSugzJzSVjw4nvaKVT5SjxHKiR6OLFX6okffs58u4/edit?usp=sharing

PACKAGING CLUB

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

The goal of UF’s Packaging Club is to create a resource for students who wish to pursue a major or minor in packaging. With the help from our favorite professors we will work to provide students with easier access to national, state-wide, and local opportunities as they pursue their degree.

https://abe.ufl.edu/undergraduate/student-organizations/packaging-club/

Power and Energy Club

Nuclear Engineering

The purpose of the Power and Energy Club is to provide an environment for engineering students of various disciplines in order to stimulate and cultivate interest in power generation & delivery, environmental systems, and other related topics in power engineering.

https://orgs.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/Organization/power-and-energy-club

Semiconductor Career Readiness Organization

Industrial Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering

The Semiconductor Career Readiness Organization has been established for the purpose of providing students at the university with an equal opportunity to learn about semiconductors and gain hands on experience by performing experiments related to semiconductor manufacturing processes. The primary goal of providing all students with access to hands on experience with semiconductors is to arouse interest in the field and help prepare them for a potential career in the semiconductor industry.

https://facebook.com/groups/166948227340603/

Society for Biomaterials

Biological Engineering, Materials Engineering

The University of Florida Chapter of the Society for Biomaterials (SFB) is part of the larger national organization. The chapter is composed of both undergraduate and graduate students spanning many biomaterial-related concentrations and departments. Each semester, we host general body meetings to discuss current advancements in biomaterials through presentations given by students and faculty. Other career advancing workshops are also provided. UF SFB also provides an environment to network with other students and faculty through social events. Our largest event is Biomaterials Day which is held annually in the spring. This one-day symposium provides an interdepartmental environment to discuss current biomaterial research through internal and external guest speakers, industry representatives, student poster sessions, and student presentations.

https://www.twitter.com/UFLSFB

https://facebook.com/uflbiomaterials

Society of Automotive Engineers

Mechanical Engineering

The purpose of this organization is to promote interest in research, development, design, construction, and operation of ground, air and space vehicles, to further familiarize students with career opportunities in this area, and to further the educational and personal development of students.

https://facebook.com/gatormotorsports

Society of Environmental Engineers

Environmental Engineering

SEE’s purpose is to sponsor discussions and activities in Environmental Engineering Sciences in order to enhance the professional awareness of our members, as well as to offer services to the needs of the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences (EES), its faculty and students, and the College of Engineering.

https://www.facebook.com/ufsee/

Society of Software Developers

Computer Science, Computer Engineering

The purpose of the Society of Software Developers is to create an environment where students can learn and apply the elements of software design to real-world applications. Members of the organization will learn topics such as design by contract, error handling, software design project, and how to apply them to their own projects. The concepts taught and used will help students determine how to approach complicated problems and better prepare them for team projects, internships, and careers in software development.

https://facebook.com/groups/ufssd

Society for Health Systems

The purpose of the Society for Health Systems is to operate within the University of Florida’s Institute of Industrial Engineers to promote and encourage an understanding of systems engineering, quality, and process improvement principles and applications in the healthcare field by providing appropriate education and career opportunities to students of the University of Florida.

https://www.iise.org/shs/

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers is created for the purpose of allowing UF students to gain experience in the fields of naval architecture and marine engineering, as well as to foster innovation and creativity in both fields. Furthermore, this organization stands to educate the public on matters of marine engineering and naval architecture, while simultaneously aiding the development of the soft skills of students via public speaking events.

https://facebook.com/SNAMEatUF

Software Engineering Club

Computer Science, Computer Engineering

The Software Engineering Club strives to expose beginner Computer Science students to practical software development technologies and concepts they will not learn or be exposed to in their first or second year. These are technologies and skills that are heavily used in the industry and the real world, but not taught in classes. This can benefit the student to get involved with other clubs, hackathons, get a part time internship doing development work, enable them to succeed in interviews, secure summer internships and full time roles, and become a more knowledgeable developer.

www.ufsec.com

https://facebook.com/groups/ufsec/

https://instagram.com/ufsec

Solar Gator

Environmental Engineering, Material Science and Engineering

Solar Gator is a student organization driven by passionate, eco-minded student engineers and designers. We are committed to designing, building, and racing a compliant and successful solar-powered vehicle that competes in the Formula Sun Grand Prix in 2017. Along the way, we aim to raise sustainability awareness amongst our peers, our community, and our world.

https://orgs.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/Organization/Solar-Gator

Space Systems Design Club

The primary purpose of this organization is to facilitate the research, design, and development of space systems technology and to nurture the growing space community. These goals shall be achieved through student competitions with direct student involvement, creative research methods, and informative guest speakers from the space community, while maintaining an encouraging and stimulating environment for all STEM disciplines. This organization shall be non-profit and non-commercial in nature.

https://facebook.com/groups/ufssdc

https://instagram.com/ufssdc

Student Chapter of the Polymer and Polymer Materials Science and Engineering Divisions ACS

Material Science and Engineering

The UF POLY/PMSE Chapter is affiliated to the ACS POLY and PMSE divisions that provides networking, career development and opportunities to students and post-doctoral associates in the polymer field.

https://facebook.com/ufpolypmse

https://instagram.com/ufpolypmse

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry Student Chapter

Biological Engineering, Materials Engineering

The TAPPI Student Chapter is established for the purpose of providing a means for collaboration, networking, and dissemination of knowledge among working professionals and students in the area of Bioproduct Science and Engineering, with an emphasis on the production of pulp, paper, and packaging products.

https://www.tappi.org

Theme Park Engineering & Design Club

Civil Engineering

The purpose of the Theme Park Engineering and Design Club is to create an outlet for students to learn about the themed entertainment industry through networking events, guest speakers, industry tours, and industry related design projects.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1340905909316440/

university of florida concrete canoe (ufcc)

Civil Engineering

UFCC is an engineering design team that designs, builds, and races a canoe made out of concrete. Yes, you heard it, we make concrete float! Our team works year round and we are looking for new volunteers and technicians!! UFCC helps students gain valuable experience in areas such as hull design (boat design), construction, graphic design, 3D model rendering, financial planning, marketing, canoe paddling, and concrete mix design. Our vast range of tasks ensures there is something for everyone.

Contact: concretecanoeuf@gmail.com

http://gatorconcretecanoe.weebly.com/

https://www.facebook.com/UFconcretecanoe/

Women in Computer Science and Engineering

Computer Science, Computer Engineering

As the official student ACM-W chapter, Women in Computer Science and Engineering facilitates the growth and empowerment of women in the field by educating and encouraging younger generations while simultaneously offering students academic and professional resources and camaraderie.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/277502355733327/

https://www.instagram.com/uf.wicse/

Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE)

Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering

The founding goal of WECE is to provide a supportive community for women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) as well as anyone with an interest and appreciation for what ECE applications can do for the world. We aim to provide our members the resources needed to develop professionally, personally, and academically.

Contact: vpinternal.wece@gmail.com

http://wece.ece.ufl.edu/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/43448347999804

https://www.instagram.com/uf.wicse/