The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences has many opportunities for students to be involved with STEM-related student organizations.
Alpha Chi Sigma is the professional co-ed chemistry fraternity. The group regularly organize outreach events in the surrounding communities to increase knowledge and interest in chemistry and science-related fields at elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. This organization offers free on-campus tutoring for general chemistry to aid UNH students in bettering themselves in their chemistry skills.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) UNH student chapter serves as a resource to chemical and bio engineers. This organization provides networking and professional development opportunities through student meetings, guest speakers, trips, tutoring, and regional and national conferences.
Hear from professionals in the field: The chapter hosts meetings throughout the semester and outside speakers are brought in to talk about their career or projects they have worked on. This is a great opportunity to meet professionals and see what civil engineers do on a daily basis. This is a perfect way to network with professionals and increase your chances of obtaining an internship or entry-level position.
Team Building Opportunities: The chapter has various opportunities to work with other civil engineering students on projects and community service events. ASCE-UNH members can participate in the steel bridge team, concrete canoe team, and other team building projects such as the bocce court project. Students at all levels can participate and contribute to any of the team building activities. It is a great way to meet other civil engineering students outside the classroom.
Community Service: The chapter participates in various community service events to give back to the community. In the past, the chapter has collected gifts for Toys for Tots during the holiday season and visited the Peace Air Force Base in Portsmouth to greet soldiers coming home from overseas. In the future, the chapter is looking to participate in Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for those in need.
The Cyber Security Club brings together individuals interested in aspects of privacy and security within various technologies. Club activities are focused around developing skills used in professional Information Security engagements, which are then put to use in several regional and National competitions that place throughout the school year.
DIY Engineering is an organization focused on exposing undergraduates to technical projects in order to foster curiosity and teamwork while building field-applicable experience in order to prepare them for advanced-level projects, future aspirations, and careers. By working on small to medium scale, multidisciplinary projects through the duration of the year, members learn diverse engineering skills, allowing them to approach engineering problems from various angles and ideologies.
UNH ET-NavSwarm is a multidisciplinary, multi-year team of students whose goal is to design a fleet of fully autonomous, land roaming robots. These robots work as a team to search a rugged terrain through GPS navigation as well as inter-robot communication. Through this effort, we are hoping to create a platform in aiding space exploration and searching methods.
UNH-EWRI is focused on providing extracurricular learning and networking opportunities for environmental and water resources engineering students. Our main goal is to expand the opportunities of our student members while promoting environmental awareness and sustainability at UNH and beyond. EWRI hosts professional networking panels, peer bonding activities and a variety of other valuable events throughout the semester.
IEEE UNH student branch will be dedicated to exploring the electronics field beyond the classroom including but not limited to, additional projects, lab visits, and presentations from companies outside of UNH. The goal of the group is to promote the growth of the future engineers of the world, and to speed the advancement of technology as well as increase general awareness of what is happening in the technological fields. Any interested student is invited to partake and urged to come to the meetings and events.
The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) is the largest life science professional association in the world. We are a network of pharmaceutical & biotech professionals, students, and scientists that are dedicated to providing career development and educational resources to our members. ISPE is not just for engineers, we are the single most useful resource for any science related major who is interested in starting a career in life sciences. ISPE UNH is on track to be the largest student chapter in the world; we are growing fast, and always looking for new student members, especially those who are looking to take on chapter responsibilities.
The Linux Club is an Open Source community built on the premise of sharing knowledge and experience of the Linux operating system environment with others. Club activities include weekly presentations on topics of interest selected by club members, as well as break-out groups to provide technical support to peers, and also to participate in activities that provide hands-on experience.
The UNH LunaCats is an interdisciplinary team of students devoted to the design and construction a martian mining robot for NASA's Robotic Mining Competition (RMC). The team also performs outreach in the local area to get kids excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
NSBE is a non-profit, student-run organization dedicated to the academic and professional success of multicultural engineering and technical students. NSBE-UNH is open to all and we aim to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and other organizations here on campus for the betterment of all UNH students. Together let us all live our motto “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community” proactively here at UNH and in the state of New Hampshire.
UNH Chapter of SASE is professional student organization to support Pan-Asian STEM students by providing opportunities for professional development such as career workshops, signature events, and site visits to local companies; and host cultural events. Our mission is to prepare Asian heritage scientists, engineers and technologists for success in the global business world, celebrate diversity on campuses and in the workplace, and to provide opportunities for members to make contributions to their local communities. We welcome everyone in the UNH community who are interested to be involved with SASE.
The UNH Chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) provides students with an opportunity to explore the fields of transportation and aerospace engineering with others who share similar interests. This is a student organization which works closely with a faculty advisor to arrange tours, guest speakers, and student projects related to these fields. Student members also receive a monthly magazine and newsletter published by SAE as well as notifications of conferences and publications related to the transportation industry. The cornerstones of the UNH SAE Chapter are the annual Mini-Baja and the Formula SAE projects.
The Society of Physics Students is a group of physics undergraduate students and anyone else who strive to bring the UNH physics community together and connect undergraduate interests with faculty and university resources.
Please contact faculty advisor Prof. May-Win Thein for more information.
Several of our students are actively involved in the Students without Borders organization. Students without Borders is a multi-disciplinary organization. Its mission is to encourage, support and implement environmentally and economically sustainable technical projects in disadvantaged communities nationally and internationally, while developing globally responsible and knowledgeable students.
Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation's second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering.
There is an active chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, in the college. Outstanding students from all four engineering departments who meet the rigorous academic standards are eligible. The society performs a number of community outreach projects each year. They have also established the Outstanding Engineering Teacher's Award which is given to one faculty member in each engineering department on an annual basis.
Please contact faculty advisor Prof. Mike Carter for more information.
TechX is a community for technological ventures. This multidisciplinary student organization is focused on building connections between people, ideas, and technology required to electrify a start-up company. We hold bi-weekly meetings located in the UNH ECenter. There is no experience required and all majors are welcome.
We are a multidisciplinary, multi-year team of students building an intelligent, self driving boat for numerous maritime applications. We are developing a fleet of robots capable of coordinated tasks and multi-platform deployment and communication; the long term implications of which are vast and varied in the industries that they effect.
The University of New Hampshire Remotely Operate Vehicle (ROV) is an interdisciplinary team devoted to designing, building, testing, and competing with an underwater ROV. UNH ROV currently consists of students studying mechanical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science.
The mission of the UNH Robotics Club is to provide an educational and inspirational experience for UNH students by using FIRST programs as an outlet for students to apply their classroom knowledge and gain real-world experiences, and to provide a service to the community. The members of the UNH Robotics Club engage in FIRST programs by acting as positive role models, sharing their appreciation of science and technology with 9-18 year olds. This allows the middle and high school students to experience science and technological fields and envision these fields in their future.
Those students who wish to find out more information about this club should contact the faculty advisor, Prof. Brad Kinsey.
UNH SEDS is a chapter within a nationwide organization dedicated to empower students to make an impact in space exploration. Projects will include high altitude rocketry, weather balloons and the design and manufacturing of a cube satellite. If you are looking to get some experience in the space industry, UNH SEDS is here.
We exist to provide a community for anyone that supports the full engagement of women in all aspects of computer science and other technology-related fields. We encourage a supportive environment where women can be recognized in the male-dominated field.
UNH Women in Science exists to provide a venue for graduate and undergraduate women in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and other scientific disciplines (e.g. psychology, sociology, etc.) to socialize, to provide mutual support to one another, to raise awareness and become educated about issues pertinent to the rights and interests of women and scientists, and to conduct service and outreach activities both within UNH and to the greater community.