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Student Organizations

Here is just a handful of the more than 50 engineering-related student organizations:

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

AISES’ mission is to increase substantially the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science, and other related technology disciplines. Through a variety of educational programs, AISES offers financial, academic, and cultural support to American Indians and Alaska Natives from middle school through graduate school. AISES provides professional development activities to enable teachers to work effectively with Native students. AISES also develops culturally appropriate curricula and publications. AISES builds partnerships with tribes, schools, other non-profit organizations, corporations, foundations, and government agencies to realize its goals.

AISES especially helps American Indian and Alaska Native students prepare for careers in science, technology, and engineering.

Multicultural Engineering Graduate Association @ UP (MEGA)

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Penn State Chapter, is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.



The Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion assists women and multicultural students in the pursuit of their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our support system of faculty and staff encourages current students to become involved with our programs and student organizations.

Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion

College of Engineering

112 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4287