One of several ways to apply learning outside the classroom at Mines is through active participation in student organizations. There are a handful of mechanical engineering and professional engineering student organizations in which a student can become involved. Each organization extends networking opportunities and leadership experiences.
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society accepts everyone who wants to substantially increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science, and other related technology disciplines.
Professional organization dedicated to shaping tomorrow’s built environment today. Exploring heating, air conditioning, refrigeration engineering as well as building modeling, control systems, and HVAC design.
Mines Without Borders (MWB) partners with communities to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. The organization is a joint chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA) and Bridges to Prosperity (B2P). Through these projects, we give students, from all backgrounds, the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those around the world.
The Mines chapter of ASME strives to serve and improve the Mines campus and community by advancing, educating, and applying engineering knowledge. This is accomplished through service hours, tutoring, social and professional development events, and project presentations. Projects include floating arm trebuchet, build-your-own long board, and a kinetic wave sculpture.
The National Society of Black Engineers is dedicated to the success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more. NSBE comprises 394 active chapters—242 collegiate, 70 professional and 82 pre-collegiate—located in six geographic regions. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”
The Colorado School of Mines student chapter of the Professional Asian Society of Engineers and Scientists has now joined the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) and is dedicated to the enhancement of Asian Pacific Americans in the engineering and scientific community. We strive to develop leaders who are educated in issues facing both Asian and non-Asian communities and promote the academic and professional success of our members. Our goal is to erase ignorance and maintain equality through empowerment and positive community impact.
SAE® is a professional organization for scientists and engineers who have an interest in cars. The organization promotes learning and innovation in the automotive world, and establishes many of the industry standards for the safety of automobiles and passengers. The Colorado School of Mines has a collegiate chapter that is a branch of SAE® International.
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 Mines chapter was established in 1987 to bring heritage and cultural awareness to campus and the Mines community. Our biggest accomplishments are to consistently follow through with our goals for the pursuit of equality. We are involved with the Mines community and in surrounding areas through volunteer work and festivities
The Colorado School of Mines student section of SWE is the largest professional organization on campus and the largest collegiate SWE section in the nation. The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) was founded in 1950 and is a non-profit educational service organization of undergraduate and graduate engineers, as well as professional women and men within the engineering profession. The national membership of SWE is more than 14,000 with 254 student sections. The Mines collegiate chapter of SWE is part of Region i, and is affiliated with the Rocky Mountain Professional Section of SWE.