The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Student Organizations

Engineers without Borders

EWB is a student organization dedicated to helping local and international communities create sustainable solutions in order to improve their quality of life. We are a group of graduate and undergraduate students whose mission is: (1) to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged communities by developing environmentally conscious, socially equitable, and economically sustainable engineering projects; (2) to develop lasting and responsible relationships with the communities we work with; and (3) to create opportunities for students to gain experience in community development, both locally and abroad. Our group is responsible for the design, fundraising, construction, and implementation of each project. The idea is not to create a singular “solution” but to provide the tools necessary for the community to help themselves. We believe that students and engineers are part of the solution to social inequalities.

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN):
Electrical Engineering Honor Society

HKN is a unique membership organization dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the electrical and computer engineering fields. Members consist of students, alumni, and other professionals who have demonstrated exceptional academic and professional accomplishments. Student members are selected on the basis of scholastic standing, character, and leadership. Through a variety of service programs and leadership training, student members develop lifelong skills that earmark them for prominent positions in industry and academia. Members are much better prepared for the post-college world and are especially valuable and attractive to employers. They are recognized as extremely capable, both technically and professionally.

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers

IEEE is a non-profit, technical, professional association of more than 380,000 individual members in 150 countries. Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology, and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others.  Through its technical publishing, conferences, and consensus-based standards activities, the IEEE: produces 30 percent of the world's published literature in electrical engineering, computers, and control technology; holds annually more than 300 major conferences; and has nearly 900 active standards with 700 under development.

National Society of Black Engineers

NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.


Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

SHPE strives to promote the development of Hispanics in engineering, science, and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity, and social equality.


Society of Women Engineers

SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in their academic and professional aspirations. It seeks recognition for the life-changing contributions and achievements of women as engineers and leaders.