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Organizations and Societies

For your own personal and professional development, it is a very good idea to involve yourself with a program-related organization. See the information below and check the websites/email to get yourself on the email list of activities/meetings:

Eta Kappa Nu (Kappa Psi chapter)

Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) is the student honor society of IEEE and is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in IEEE fields of interest. Members consist of students, alumni, and professionals who have demonstrated exceptional academic and professional accomplishments. Student members are selected on the basis of scholastic standing, character, and leadership.  At UCSD, HKN provides free tutoring and hosts a variety of workshops and events to promote technical, professional, and academic development.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The IEEE (Eye-triple-E) is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 377,000 individual members in 150 countries. We are a student organization that aims at giving students opportunities found nowhere else. Be a part of our community to build communication skills, to learn important information, and most of all to work as a team. There are many ways IEEE can fit your needs.

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National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

The intense commitment of its members and the value and content of its programs are the primary reason for the NSBE's growth and success. Academic, career, and leadership guidance are offered at the chapter, regional and national level of the organization. And everywhere with NSBE abounds a spirit of encouragement, achievement and support.


Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. The goal of the UCSD SHPE is the development of current and prospective UCSD students in Engineering, Math, and Science, to help achieve educational excellence, professional growth, and to celebrate our cultures and communities.


Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE's mission is to nurture a well rounded engineer via social and leadership activities. To ease the transition from school to work by providing a networking resource. To serve as role models to pre-college and engineering students.


Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi is the premier engineering honor society in the United States and one of the top three honor societies in the nation. It aspires to be the premier honor society in the nation and to be well known by the college-educated population therein. It will select only those members who demonstrate superior scholarship and who possess exemplary character as evidenced through their personal integrity, breadth of interest, adaptability, and unselfish activity. It will focus on serving its members and society at large with enthusiasm and excellence. The Association will promote excellence in the fields of engineering and engineering education, thus helping to improve the public's perception of the profession.

Tau Beta Pi provides tutoring for engineering students!