The Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering and the University of Texas at Austin offers much more than courses to provide an enriching experience for students. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in student organizations. These organizations provide students with opportunities to meet other students, interact with professional engineers, serve the greater community and work on challenging projects.
American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES)
The University of Texas' chapter of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES), is the first and only professional student organization for environmental engineers on campus. We are a new professional student organization on campus that seeks to provide an opportunity for environmental engineering majors to gain exposure to professionals in the field, learn about both technical innovation and practice, and serve the community.
American Concrete Institute
The mission of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) UT Austin student chapter is to promote student interest in concrete and to develop an awareness of the mission and the work of the ACI through its committees, publications, and chapters.
American Society of Civil Engineers - UT Austin Chapter
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is the oldest professional engineering society in the United States. Since 1921, the ASCE student chapter has provided an opportunity for civil and architectural engineering students to build academic, social, and professional relationships through a wide range of activities, including: bi-monthly meetings, social events, community volunteering, intramural sports, field trips and technical competitions.
ASHRAE - UT Austin Student Chapter
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. ASHRAE was formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers by the merger in 1959 of American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE) founded in 1894 and The American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) founded in 1904. (from www.ashrae.org). The UT Austin Student Chapter aims to further student education in building technology and promote professional development and mentorship with industry partners.
Architectural Engineering Institute
The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) is a nationally affiliated student organization devoted to providing architectural and civil engineering students with a link of communication to companies. In addition to helping cultivate networks, AEI supplies engineering students with support for academics, opportunities for hands-on experience, and professional development in the engineering industry.
Chi Epsilon is the Civil Engineering Honor Society organized to recognize the characteristics of the individual civil engineer deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career and to aid in the development of those characteristics in the civil engineering student.
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute-Student Chapter
The University of Texas at Austin chapter of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is an interdisciplinary student organization concerned with the effects of earthquakes and earthquake hazard reduction.
Engineering LGBQTies is a community of LGBTQ+ students and allies that provides a safe space for discussion, awareness, and support.
Engineers for A Sustainable World
As part of a nationwide network of professionals dedicated to building a better world, the UT Austin chapter strives to promote sustainability in our community and organization with events and technical projects.
Institute of Transportation Engineers
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is a professional society of more than 15,000 transportation engineers, planners, and other professionals in some 80 countries. The Institute's members are responsible for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on streets, highways, and transit systems. Institute programs and resources include professional development seminars; technical reports; a monthly journal; local, regional, and international meetings; and other forums for the exchange of opinions, ideas, techniques, and research.
Intelligent Transportation Society
The Intelligent Transportation Society of America, better known as ITS America, is a forum in which industry, government, and academia meet to build consensus on fostering, developing, and deploying Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems. The society's mission is to help evolve a significantly safer, cleaner, more productive, and more competitive U.S. transportation system. To this end, the Society promotes public-private-academic partnerships and co-operations in the ITS community.
National Society of Black Engineers
The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.
Phi Alpha Epsilon
Phi Alpha Epsilon is the National Honor Society of Architectural Engineering whose goal is to promote excellence in academics, provide members with hands-on experience and expose the community to Architectural Engineering.
Pi Sigma Pi
Pi Sigma Pi is the minority academic engineering society that strives to unite and increase the number of minority engineering students who succeed academically, lead professionally and contribute passionately to their communities.
Society of Freshman Engineers
The Society of Freshman Engineers (SFE) is dedicated to providing leadership, professional and social development opportunities for first-year students within the Cockrell School of Engineering. SFE provides resources to introduce first-year students to the greater engineering community and encourage them to pursue a well-rounded college experience.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is the leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math and science. The Society strives to increased educational opportunities, promote professional and personal growth, and to carry out its social responsibility to be involved in education, business, and government issues and to enhance pride within its organization and reinforce its reputation as a vital Hispanic organization.
Student Engineering Council
The Student Engineering Council helps provide a vital and necessary bond between the students of the Cockrell School of Engineering, its administration, and the professional world. Through career fairs, competitions, and other programs the Engineering Council teaches and communicates information about academic issues, professional topics, and general interests. By coordinating the activities of some 40+ professional and academic engineering societies, the Council helps to expand and strengthen the spirit and dedication of current students.
Structural Engineering Association of Texas
The Structural Engineering Association of Texas (SEAoT) Student Chapter Seeks to enhance the student's understanding of the structural engineering field. Facebook - SEAoT
Tau Beta Pi
Tau Beta Pi (TBP) is an interdisciplinary engineering honor society that recognizes students with high academic achievement as well as a commitment to personal and professional integrity. Established in 1885, TBP is the second oldest collegiate honor society in America.
Texas Society of Professional Engineers
Texas Society of Professional Engineers seeks to realize the following goals: (1) improve every engineer's interpersonal communication skills; (2) promote the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam and provide review materials so that all future engineers will seek a Professional Engineering (PE) License and show a commitment to ethics and responsibility in the workplace; (3) provide for professional development by recruiting speakers and providing networking opportunities for its members; and (4) have fun.
Texas Theme Park Engineering Group
Texas Theme Park Engineering Group is an organization focused on introducing students to the field of theme park engineering and engaging them in activities which involve hands-on educational experiences. Our goal is to help allow passionate engineers to explore options within the amusement industry and discover atypical career options for their degrees.
Women in Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering (WCAE)
Women in Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to creating a professional network for women students, graduates, faculty members in our department, building an inclusive community for undergraduate women, and supporting civil, architectural and environmental engineering women with peer mentorship throughout their studies.
Women in Engineering Program
The Women in Engineering Program (WEP) was established in 1992 to recruit and retain female engineering students, to increase the percentage of female engineering graduates, and to provide a supportive structure that encourages the success of women in the Cockrell School of Engineering.