Speed Societies are student groups of professional engineering societies. These societies have voting rights on the Speed School Student Council.


Association for Computing Machinery.

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ACM is the official RSO of the CECS department. We are a place to hangout, make friends, get help, and learn. Our interests lay in programming, networking, systems administrations, game development, and many others. We have several SIGs including Cyber Defense, Student Linux User Group (SLUG), and Game Development. All students are welcome to the ACM regardless of major.

We have a large space to hangout and talk to other students and many resources for our members including computers, game systems, quiet study rooms, and FOOD!

The ACM is a very useful resource for your classes as many of our members have already completed the classes and can provide help.

The Cyber Defense club is very successful going to nationals several years and going to regionals this past year. SLUG holds Linux Workshops and has many computer resources. Game Dev. is a great way to get started with learning how to make games.

ACM members are very successful in what they do and are fantastic friends, mentors, and resources.

American Institute for Chemical Engineers.

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AIChE is the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with over 45,000 members from over 100 countries. AIChE has the breadth of resources and expertise you need whether you are in core process industries or emerging areas, such as nanobiotechnology.

As a member, you can access information on recognized and promising chemical engineering processes and methods. Connect with a global network of intelligent, resourceful colleagues and their shared wisdom. Find learning opportunities from recognized authorities. Move forward professionally with AIChE and enrich the world we live in.

American Society of Civil Engineers &

The Society of American Military Engineers.

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The ASCE/SAME chapter at the University of Louisville is a joint student chapter of two professional engineering organizations: American Society of Civil Engineers and Society of American Military  Engineers. The American Society of Civil Engineers works to promote the use of civil engineering for the advancement of technology, career and infrastructure development, and lifelong learning. The Society of American Military Engineers consists of civilian and military individuals dedicated to the cause  of preventing disaster and promoting national security, both in the United States and abroad. The two organizations together are over 180,000 strong in members. At the University of Louisville, student  members work to provide educational outreach to the community, maintain a relationship with the professional chapters in order to create mentoring, networking, and social opportunities, participate in community service events throughout the year, and create opportunities for students to integrate engineering skills learned in the classroom into real life projects. Annual chapter events include: Steel Bridge Competition, Repair Affair, Canstruction, SAME Golf Scramble, Perfect North Ski Trip, Bowling Nights, and Project Warm. For more information, please visit our facebook page, “ASCE / SAME UofL Chapter” and get involved with us today!

American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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ASME is an international organization founded in 1880 with over 130,000 members. ASME develops standards for materials which are used in over 100 countries. Meetings are held monthly.

Biomedical Engineering Society.

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The vision of BMES is to serve as the world’s leading society of professionals devoted to developing and using engineering to advance human health and well-being.


Engineers Without Borders & Water Professionals.

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EWB is a national organization that’s main objective is to provide practical engineering solutions to communities outside of the Unites States that are lacking basic human needs. We have been an established chapter since 2012. We strive to maintain the same ideals as the national EWB organization, but we also strive to serve our community by participating in local service events. There are many benefits to participating in our organization such as networking opportunities, scholarship opportunities and the chance for international travel while implementing one’s engineering skills.

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

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The University of Louisville Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) student branch is a group intended for ECE, CECS, physics and other related majors. Our main goal is to to encourage lifelong learning through events such as tours, our annual soldering lab, monthly meetings, hackathons, robotics competitions and more! Visit the IEEE room in WS 222 and talk to an officer to join today!

Institute of Industrial Engineers.

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The Institute of Industrial Engineers at the University of Louisville is the official student group for the Industrial Engineering discipline. The IIE student chapter is actively growing and involving Industrial Engineering students in networking opportunities and exposure to local manufacturing and distribution centers. A year in IIE can include open forum discussion with IE professionals throughout Louisville, and plant tours with companies such as Amazon, Ford Motor Company, Ann Taylor, Brown Foreman, and more! 

National Society of Black Engineers.



The mission of NSBE is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and who positively impact the community.

River City Rocketry.

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Formed in the summer of 2011, Rivercity Rockety, formly known as UofL USL, is a group that competes in the annual NASA Student Launch Projects NSL competition and other similar rocketry competitions. Coming from the University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering, our team consists of members from multiple fields of engineering, all whom have come together from an interest for aerospace and aeronautics. Our goal is to create the most intricate, out-of-the-box rocket NASA, or anyone else, has ever seen in the competition.

Society of Automotive Engineers.



Each year two different SAE student teams design, build, and race cars in national competitions: Formula SAE develops an open wheel Indy-type racer. SAE Baja Buggy develops an off-road racer.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.



SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.

Society of Women Engineers.

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SWE is devoted to bring outstanding women in engineering to companies who appreciate the qualities and diversity that females bring to the profession. It is a great resource for classes, co-ops, scholarships, support, and careers to its members. It is for both women and men who support women in engineering. It's a great pathway to lead women and engineering to innovation and success.

Tau Beta Pi (Honor Society).

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Tau Beta Pi is the oldest engineering honor society and the only to represent the entire engineering profession. Tau Beta Pi honors engineering students who have shown a history of academic achievement as well as a commitment to personal and professional integrity. It is the nation's second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 “to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.” There are now collegiate chapters at 242 US colleges and universities, 38 active alumni chapters in 15 districts across the country, and a total initiated membership of approximately 551,000.
Undergraduate students whose scholarship places them in the top eighth of their engineering class in their next-to-last year or in the top fifth of their engineering class in their last college year are eligible for membership consideration. These scholastically eligible students are further considered on the basis of personal integrity, breadth of interest both inside and outside engineering, adaptability, and unselfish activity. Some notable Tau Beta Pi members include Buzz Aldrin, Linus Pauling, Charles Bachman, Ernie Fletcher, Kelly Johnson, and many more.

SSSC Freshmen Council.

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A small branch of the Speed School Student Council only for Speed School freshmen, to learn about SSSC and build leadership skills. The members of SSSC Freshman Council will have the oppurtunity to get involved with E-Expo, coordinate and plan events, and be the voice for their fellow incoming freshman Speed School Classmates..