About 30 organizations are supported by the Engineering Student Activities Council. These organizations have different efforts ranging from social to academic, professional development to community outreach.

Access Engineering

Access Engineering is an organization that seeks to demonstrate to Philadelphia high school students what engineering is about: a thought process and an option for a future career. Access Engineering offers a weekly lab based course that acquaints students to the various majors within engineering, a programming course, and workshops that span varied topics, such as entrepreneurship or Arduino programming.

President: Kyle DeLuca | website

Alpha Omega Epsilon - AOE

Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority for women in engineering or technical sciences. It is the first and only international engineering and technical sciences sorority in the nation and at Penn. The sisters of Alpha Omega Epsilon promote ideals and objectives that further the advancement of female engineers and technical scientists, while at the same time developing bonds of lifelong friendships.

President: Kelsey Friberg | contact

American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists - AAEES

American Institute of Chemical Engineers - AIChE

AIChE is the Penn chapter of the national organization that strives to promote unity among the classes, within the major, and expose students to the various opportunities available to them in chemical engineering.

President: Ingemar Falcones | website | contact

American Society of Mechanical Engineers - ASME

ASME is a national professional society which aims to promote and enhance the technical competency and professional well-being of our members through software training and trips to local companies in the industry.

President: Leo Kensicher | website

Assistive Devices and Prosthetic Tech - ADAPT

To create, design, and implement cutting-edge assistive devices and prosthetic technology to improve the quality of life for the disabled.

President: Kevin Wang | website

Biomedical Engineering Society - BMES

BMES is a student-run organization dedicated to helping bioengineers on campus gain exposure to the field of bioengineering through internship opportunities, guest panels, and industry leader dinners.

President: Olivia Teter | website

Dining Philosophers

The Dining Philosophers is the undergraduate computer science organization at Penn. They work to build community between students interested in computer science & technology, to increase exposure to the faculty, to grow the hacking & learning culture at Penn, and to increase resources and opportunities for students interested in entrepreneurship and recruiting.

President: Emmett Neyman | website | contact

Engineering Dean's Advisory Board - EDAB

The mission of EDAB is to provide leadership in making positive change in Penn Engineering. EDAB assists SEAS in defining and attaining its goals and plans, and it provides consultation to the Dean, administration and faculty - advocating for student needs and opinions and facilitating the exchange of ideas, information and experiences among students and faculty.

President: Nicholas Stiansen | website

Engineers in Medicine - eMED

eMED hosts guest speakers, pre-med workshops, recreational trips and peer advising for Engineers thinking about a career in the medical field.                

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Engineers Without Borders

The Penn chapter of EWB focuses on 1) educating the local Philadelphia community about engineering and sustainable development, and 2) helping developing communities worldwide with their basic engineering needs through real, hands-on engineering projects.

President: Angelo Matos


Hexagon Engineering Honor Society is a group of seniors who span across the various engineering disciplines and volunteer to give tours to high school students who are considering the School of Engineering.

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Every year, Penn InnoWorks hosts a free one-week science and engineering summer camp for middle school students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Penn students act as mentors to groups of 3-4 students and guide them through fun and instructive experiments. The camp runs from 9-5 daily, and each day typically begins with a short lesson in the morning followed by experiments based on the concepts learned in the lesson. The students have lunch and recess, followed by an afternoon of more experiments and a larger design challenge. Some examples of design challenges in the past have been egg drops in Skirkanich, catapult building competitions, tower design competitions, and setting off bottle rockets on Shoemaker Green. Both students and mentors have a lot of fun over the week!

Director: Jay Hu | website | contact

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - IEEE

IEEE is the world's largest professional organization for the advancement of technology. The local chapter at Penn aims to provide students opportunities to work closely with the ESE faculty, Penn alumni and external organizations.


Management and Technology Club - M&T Club

The M&T Club strives to bring together students interested in the intersection of management and technology by holding professional, social and academic events throughout the year to help member students learn more about prospective careers, plan their curricula and meet like-minded students.

President: Meghana Jayam | website | contact

Materials Science and Engineering Society

The MSE Society is dedicated to promoting student-student relationships, student-faculty relationships, and professional development for those in the Materials Science department.

President: Grant Shao | website

National Society of Black Engineers - NSBE

NSBE conducts professional development workshops, provides a mentoring program and tutoring service, and also participates in regional and national conferences with a mission to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

Treasurer: Wesley Pennycooke | website | contact

Penn Aerial Robotics


President: Eddie Atter | website

Penn Aerospace Club - PAC

The Penn Aerospace Club (PAC) aims to teach and excite the Penn community about aerospace engineering and the aerospace industry through projects, competitions, and speaker events.

Directors: Antonio Menarde and Audrey Walsh | website

Penn Electric Racing

Penn Electric Racing is a completely student-run project with the purpose of designing, building, and racing clean energy vehicles. Students are involved in design, construction, management, fundraising and educational outreach.

President: David Chen | website | contact

Penn Tech Review - PTR

Penn Tech Review (PTR) is a student-run technology publication that writes articles about inspiring Penn students, faculty, and alumni as well as startups in Philadelphia.

President: Nihar Patil | website

Rachleff Scholars Society

Rachleff Scholars is an undergraduate research program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. This program seeks to promote engineering research, professionalism, and community.

President: Olivia Teter | Vice President: Yueqi Ren | website


Penn's SIGGRAPH chapter is a computer graphics oriented group which focuses on fostering a community of students interested in animation, computer science, and games. Some of SIGGRAPH's activities include a Demo Reel Night, weekly talks on computer graphics topics, tutorials, and movie nights.

President: Isabela Rovira | contact

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers - SASE

The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. In addition to professional development, SASE also encourages members to contribute to the enhancement of the communities in which they live. SASE's mission is to prepare Asian heritage scientists and engineers for success in the global business world, celebrate diversity on campuses and in the workplace, and provide opportunities for members to make contributions to their local communities.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers - SHPE

SHPE has been established at Penn for fostering the Hispanic community interested in science, technology, engineering & mathematics. We seek to improve the presence of the Latino community through community service directed at underprivileged high school students, strong alumni and professional relations, and hosting career-oriented workshops and events.

President: Daniel Carrillo | website | contact

Society of Women Engineers - SWE

SWE provides members with professional development, community outreach, and social opportunities. The organization gives members direct access to professionals to learn about technical career paths and grow professionally and personally. SWE is active in educational outreach programs dedicated to encouraging young women to pursue their interests in science and technology, and offers many social events so members can get to know each other and form lasting friendships.

President: Meghavi Talati | website | contact

Tau Beta Pi - TBP

As Penn's engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi invites exemplary juniors and seniors to join each semester. Valuing scholarship and character, the society organizes events aimed at community service, student networking and enhancement of undergraduate education.

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Technology Entrepreneurship Club - TEC

TEC encourages an entrepreneurial atmosphere within the engineering school and across the Penn campus. Through invited speakers and trips to local businesses, TEC aims to expose students to booming businesses and the technologies around which they were formed.

President: Michael Solomon

Theta Tau

With over 30,000 initiates in 41 chapters nationwide, Theta Tau is the nation's oldest and largest co-ed professional engineering fraternity. The fraternity strives to develop and maintain a high standard of professional interest among its members and to unite them in a strong bond of fellowship.

Regent: John Killoran

Women in Computer Science - WICS

WICS is a student run organization that aims to support and promote women in Computer Science and Digital Media Design by raising awareness of issues that women face and fostering communication and a sense of community.

President: Andrea Ning | website | contact