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The UMD Robotics Club is interdisciplinary and open to anyone with an interest in building and working with robots!
This is a group with local and global reach. The focus is to design and complete engineering projects in order to build a better world and according to the national EWB organization we "empower communities to meet their basic human needs." On the national level, there are nearly 700 projects underway including work in 46 countries with more than 16,800 members. Plans are in the works to collaborate with another chapter to positively impact Guatemala. This club got started in the 2017-2018 school year and is primarily focused on recruiting members, raising funds and contributing to local projects.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers student chapter at UMD provides the opportunity for students who have strong interest in electrical and computing fields to meet and communicate with each other. We have two regular meetings each month in MWAH 102 and pizza is provided. During the meeting, we share the latest technology and information in the electrical and computer related fields, as well as the job opportunities, scholarship information. We also have lots of social actives such as movie nights, potlucks and a video game tournament.
SWE is the largest professional group to support women engineers (men can join too). Members are eligible for scholarships & awards. We participate in volunteer opportunities & professional development events. It's a great way to network with other engineers!
UMD Robotics (formerly Battlebots) is a club devoted to inspiring students in science and technology. The club's activities involve getting together and having a good time while working on large projects or goals. In the past we've built battlebots to compete in nation-level competitions and racing drones to fly around when it isn't stormy outside. Any and all students who have an interest in making cool things are welcome to join!
Tau Beta Pi was founded in 1885 to recognize outstanding students who display both distinguished scholarship in technical fields and exemplary character. Tau Beta Pi is highly regarded within industry and academia and the UMD chapter is led by Electrical Engineering Associate Professor Dr. Christopher Carroll if you'd like to learn more.
The Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MnSPE) is a professional association of licensed engineers, engineering graduates, and student members. The organization strives to preserve ethnics in the workforce and encourage engineering careers.
This group got started in the U.S. in 1970 to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer.
Swenson College hosts a ceremony at the end of fall and spring semesters where graduating students can join the Order by taking an oath. Once they've accepted the Obligation of the Engineer they are presented with a stainless steel ring to wear on the little finger of the working hand. UMD was the first university in Minnesota to have initiation of its graduating engineers on campus. The initiation is held at the end of each term. All graduating engineering students are invited to join the Order of the Engineer. There is a small, one-time only initiation fee for the paper work and the special ring.