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General Engineering Organizations

Engineering Council
Engineering Council is a student organization open to all engineering students at Wichita State University. The purpose of the Engineering Council is to promote the growth and development of engineering students and to conduct the business of the students. This business includes organizing social events, promoting the college, and representing student opinions on important issues. Engineering Council helps freshmen engineers, serves as a communication link with engineering students at other universities, and provides education and leadership opportunities. 

President: Levi Lowe, engineeringcouncil@wichita.edu
Advisor: Jason Bosch, jason.bosch@wichita.edu


Engineering Student Ambassadors
Engineering Student Ambassadors (ESAs) are a group of high-achieving student volunteers who support the vision and goals of the College of Engineering through outreach, recruitment, and retention efforts. ESAs showcase the caliber of students driving innovation within the WSU College of Engineering. 

Engineering Student Ambassadors act as hosts to prospective engineering students during various on-campus recruitment events, and meet with prospective students and their families at off-campus activities in order to share their knowledge and passion for engineering. ESAs also aid other engineering organizations in the execution of events that promote the retention of current engineering students. 

Advisor: Jason Bilberry, jason.bilberry@wichita.edu

Special Interest Engineering Organizations

Formula SAE 
The Wichita State University Formula SAE team, also known as Shocker Racing, is a student organization dedicated to the design, fabrication, testing, marketing, and racing of a small open wheel formula-style racecar. The team consists of students mainly from engineering majors, but all majors and years are welcomed. Shocker Racing competes in an annual FSAE event and multiple SCCA events in California, Texas, Michigan, Nebraska, and Kansas.

Advisor: Dr. David Koert, david.koert@wichita.edu


Mini-Baja SAE 
Baja SAE consists of three regional competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain and water. Wichita State University's Baja SAE team competes in two Baja SAE events in the United States every year; in 2011 they will compete in Pittsburg, KS and Peoria, IL.

Advisor: Dr. David Koert, david.koert@wichita.edu


Engineers Without Borders 
To partner with developing communities to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable projects, while mentoring internationally responsible engineers.


NSBE - National Society of Black Engineers 
To increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

Contact: wsunsbechair@gmail.com
Advisor: Norman Bent, norman.bent@wichita.edu


SHPE - Society of Hispanic Engineers 
The purpose of this student chapter is to increase the number of Hispanic engineering students at Wichita State University, promote the advancement of Hispanic engineers and scientists in employment and education, improve the retention of Hispanic students enrolled in engineering and science and to provide network opportunities for members.

Contact: wichitastateshpe@gmail.com
Advisor: Norman Bent, norman.bent@wichita.edu


SWE - Society of Women Engineers 
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) was founded in 1950. It is a non-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in the engineering industry and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.

President: Taylor Schoeni, wichitastate.swe@gmail.com
Advisor: Alicia Newell, alicia.newell@wichita.edu


WSU GoBabyGo

Sponsored by the WSU College of Engineering, this program modifies off-the-shelf ride-on toy cars for kids with disabilites at no cost to the families. This project is multidisciplinary, combining engineering students of all disciplines, WSU physical therapy and education students, and licensed physical therapists from the community. Students must work with a budget for each car, provided by generous donors. Children they help are between ages birth to 5 and have conditions that limit their mobility, such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, dwarfism, paralysis casued by car accident, complications from a premature birth, and more.

Advisor: Samantha Corcoran, samantha.corcoran@wichita.edu


Honor Organizations

Tau Beta Pi - Engineering Honor Society
Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Rollins, elizabeth.rollins@wichita.edu


Alpha Pi Mu - Industrial Engineering Honor Society 
Advisor: Dr. Esra Buyuktahtakin, esra.buyuktahhtahin@wichita.edu


Eta Kappa Nu - Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society
Contact: hkn.epsilonxi@wichita.edu
Advisor: Dr. Vis Aravinthan,  visvakumar.aravintan@wichita.edu


Sigma Gamma Tau - Aerospace Engineering Honor Society
Advisor: Dr. Klaus Hoffmann, klaus.hoffman@wichita.edu


Wallace Scholars
President: Katie Cumpston, wallacepresident@gmail.com
Advisor: Jason Bosch, jason.bosch@wichita.edu


Professional Societies

AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
AIAA’s mission is to address the professional needs and interests of the past, current, and future aerospace workforce and to advance the state of aerospace science, engineering, technology, operations, and policy to benefit our global society.

Contact: aiaa.wsu@gmail.com
Advisor: Dr. Scott Miller, scott.miller@wichita.edu


ACM - Association for Computing Machinery 
Wichita State's student chapter of ACM is open to any Wichita State student with any interest in anything tech-related. Visit our website or Facebook page to learn more about our organization and when we meet. 

Contact: acm@wichita.edu
Advisor: Dr. Abu Asaduzzaman, abu.asaduzzaman@wichita.edu


ASQ - American Society for Quality
As a professional association, ASQ advances the professional development, credentials, knowledge and information services, membership community, and advocacy on behalf of its more than 85,000 members worldwide. As champion of the quality movement, ASQ members are driven by a sense of responsibility to enrich their lives, to improve their workplaces and communities, and to make the world a better place by applying quality tools, techniques, and systems.

President: Dr. Gamal Weheba, gamal.weheba@wichita.edu


ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers 
ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods.

Contact: asme.wichitastate@gmail.com
Advisor: Dr. Ikram Ahmed, ikram.ahmed@wichita.edu


BMES - Biomedical Engineering Society 
The Vision of the BMES is to serve as the world's leading society of professionals devoted to developing and using engineering and technology to advance human health and well-being. The Mission of the BMES is to build and support the biomedical engineering community, locally, nationally and internationally, with activities designed to communicate recent advances, discoveries, and inventions; promote education and professional development; and integrate the perspectives of the academic, medical, governmental, and business sectors.

Contact: bmes@wichita.edu
Advisor: Gary Brooking, gary.brooking@wichita.edu 


IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

Advisor: Bayram Yildirim, bayram.yildirim@wichita.edu


SAE - Society of Automotive Engineers 
SAE International is a global body of scientists, engineers, and practitioners that advances self-propelled vehicle and system knowledge in a neutral forum for the benefit of society.

Advisor: Dr. David Koert, david.koert@wichita.edu


SME - Society of Manufacturing Engineers 
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society advancing manufacturing knowledge and influencing more than half a million manufacturing practitioners annually. Through its communities, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and keeps manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies.  

Advisor: Dr. Wilfredo Moscoso, wilfredo.moscoso@wichita.edu