Join an Engineering Student Society!

Read on to learn more about the different professional student societies within engineering. Be sure to join a relevant society to learn from peers, keep current in your industry area, network with employers, attend conferences, and more!

American Society of Civil Engineers:

ASCE is a professional society promoting all things civil engineering, and we have a very active student chapter here at Villanova. Throughout the year, ASCE helps connect students to professionals and companies through various events scheduled throughout the year, in addition to social events and opportunities. To get involved in the Villanova University Student Chapter of ASCE or to learn more, please email

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers:

IEEE’s goal is to help give students resources to build their professional skills through networking and technical skills through a series of workshops focusing on software and hardware skills. Sign up here!

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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology:

IEEE EMB’s mission is to foster a community that brings people with the same passion for technology in medicine together, enhances knowledge about different biomedical fields, and promotes a space for students to grow professionally through networking and intellectually through learning. IEEE EMB focuses on using engineering, technology, medicine, and biology to recognize excellence, set standards, foster professional development, and disseminate knowledge throughout this international organization. Sign up here!

American Society for Mechanical Engineers:

ASME is a student-run organization on campus focused on connecting mechanical engineering students to opportunities on and off campus. This semester, we are excited to share that we are partnering with Multi-Dimensional Integration (MDI) for a series of Coffee Chats on September 25 (register here!). This will allow ME students from all classes to connect with an industry leading automation and manufacturing company looking to hire from Villanova. We will also be taking an industry visit in the fall semester to a local engineering facility. Feel free to reach out to with any questions, and sign up here to become a member of ASME!

American Institute of Chemical Engineers: 

AIChE is a professional society for chemical engineering students. In addition to gaining free membership to the national organization, our student chapter holds a mix of professional development and community-building events for chemical engineering students of all class years. Some events we put together include alumni networking sessions, resume workshops, company info sessions, sports tournaments, and BBQs. Joining will provide opportunities to build connections with those in industry and academia, learn about the various career paths chemical engineers can take, connect with other chemical engineering students, and more! Sign up here!

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ChemE Car: 

The ChemE Car team builds a small car that must be powered and stopped solely by chemical reactions. This car is taken to the regional and possibly national competition annually and competes against a dozen other colleges along the east coast and Canada. Multiple engineering disciplines have applications in the project, as a 3-D printed chassis and programmed Arduino board are needed to make the project successful. Sign up here!

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Society of Women Engineers:

SWE is a student branch of the professional organization designed to foster and support women in the field of engineering. SWE participates in recruitment events, community outreach, regional and national conferences, and an annual networking dinner!

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.” Please complete the following signup form to join our mailing list!

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers:

SHPE promotes professional awareness by means of social and intellectual interactions on campus, within our qualified region and nationally.  We strive to increase the number of Hispanic and minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields (STEM).  Additionally, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive community while promoting cultural awareness.  

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers:

SASE was founded in November 2007 to help Asian heritage scientific and engineering professionals achieve their full potential. Organizations existed for other affinity groups – The National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers – and there was a need for a similar organization where students representing all of the pan Asian cultures could connect and support each other.

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By Vanessa Rutigliano
Vanessa Rutigliano Assistant Director, Industry Advising