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Undergraduate students at Cornell's school of Electrical and Computer Engineering have the opportunity to participate in student organizations many of which are professionally oriented and/or service oriented.

ieee-logoCornell IEEE Student Chapter - As a student-run organization, the Cornell branch of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) serves the students and faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. As part of the oldest electrical engineering schools in the nation, we strive to preserve its many traditions and accomplishments. The interaction between faculty and students is our number one goal as it fosters tremendous interest and participation. As one of more than 1,150 student IEEE branches at universities worldwide, Cornell IEEE strives to keep the students updated on current engineering news and breakthroughs.Visit their website at

HKN_logo_smallCornell Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Student Chapter - Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) is a national honor society dedicated to Electrical and Computer Engineering. The goals of the Kappa Chapter at Cornell are to improve the scholastic ability of ECE students and to reward those who have excelled in their studies. We organize social events, offer an extensive tutoring program and try to bridge students to a large and prestigious ECE network.Visit their website at

Cornell Electron Devices Society is a forum for Cornell Graduate students and researchers working in Electronic devices and related areas for interaction. View the calendar of upcoming schedule events here. The areas of research include micro, nano-scale electronic devices, nanophotonics, Quantum and ultra short pulse optics and Micro Electromechanical  Systems. The society meets every week to listen to one of the colleagues explain his/her research and exchange ideas.

Additionally, Cornell has active student chapters of the following national organizations:

swe-logoCornell Society of Women Engineers (SWE) - The Cornell student section of the Society of Women Engineers was charted on November 9, 1972. Since then, we have grown to be one of the largest student organizations on campus. Membership for SWE is open to undergraduate and graduate students (both male and female) in engineering, physics, chemistry, and computer science.

rso-logoTau Beta Pi - Engineering Honor Society, Cornell University - Tau Beta Pi is a leading honor society founded to recognize engineering students of superior scholarship and outstanding character, as well as engineers of eminent achievement. In addition, we encourage engineering students to seek a well-rounded education including the liberal arts, and stress the importance of professional ethics.

aip-logoAmerican Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) - The American Indian Science & Engineering Society (A.I.S.E.S.) is a national, nonprofit organization which nurtures the building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. Through its educational programs, A.I.S.E.S. provides opportunities for American Indians and Native Alaskans to pursue studies in science, engineering, and technology arenas and seeks to increase the number of Native scientists and engineers by providing scholarships, mentors and leadership training to its collegiate chapter members.

nsbe-logoNational Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) - The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) with more than 24,000 members, is one of the largest student-managed organization in the country. NSBE is comprised of more than 270 chapters on college and university campuses, 75 Alumni Extension chapters nationwide and 75 Pre-College chapters. These chapters are geographically divided into six regions.

 shpe-logoSociety of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) - The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the participation of Hispanics professionals and college students in the fields of engineering, science and math. National in scope, the organization is composed of 50 professional chapters with about 2000 members and 200 student chapters with a membership of more than 10,000 college students. Professional and Student chapters are located throughout the United States.