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The College of Engineering provides College-level advisement to all Engineering Student Organizations in order to maximize their cooperation, coordination and participation in College-wide student developmental activities.

Student involvement in College-based student organizations is a critical element of success in engineering. Engineering is a team sport and one of the ways that students learn to play effectively and win is to develop the ability to work productively with a diversity of people in different scenarios. The College values our broad offering of student organizations and encourages all of our students to take advantage of this rich developmental resource.

College of Engineering

Alpha Omega Epsilon

Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional sorority founded in 1983 that promotes friendship, leadership, and professionalism to all members of the organization, our community, and our professions.

Advisor: Jennifer Righman McConnell

Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental EG 

President: Nisha Raman

1st Vice President: Milissa Williams 

2nd Vice President: Sienna Pyle 

Secretary: Rebecca Clements 

Treasurer: Grace Harr 

Membership Educator: Sandra Bruno 

Academic/Scholarship Chair: Liz Huhn 

Apparel Chair: Clare Dudley 

Community Service Chair: Emily Mongold 

Convention Chair: Brittany Georges 

Fundraising Chair: Megan Frye 

Greek Week Chairs: Jessie Lissner & Lauren Sewald 

Historian: Megan Fisher 

Philanthropy Chairs: Jamie Rose Tripoli & Kristen Edel

Professional Chair: Shalom Fadullon 

Recruitment Chairs: Megan Koutsandreas & Kendra Knopp 

Risk Management Chair: Jordan Rampolla

Social Co-Chairs: Emerson McCauley & Robyn O’Halloran 

Sunshine Chair: Deanna Salinas 

Deep Roots STEM Outreach Program (DROP)

To engage prospective scientists and engineers through interactive service projects and increase STEM appreciation and interest among K-12 students.

Advisor: Melissa A. Jurist

Academic Program Manager (K-12)

President: Chanel Smith 
Vice President: Shell Shetti 
Treasurer: TBD
Secretary: TBD

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders-USA is a non-profit, humanitarian organization of dedicated and enthusiastic students and professionals who envision a world where everyone has access to adequate sanitation, safe drinking water, and resources to meet their basic needs.

Engineers Without Borders at the University of Delaware (EWB-UD) is a student-run organization that has completed a potable water supply project in Cameroon and a bridge project in Guatemala. Currently, it is working on additional potable water supply projects in the Philippines and Malawi. EWB-UD works closely with professional engineers and developing communities to ensure that its solutions are safe, sustainable, and relevant to the need.

Visit our Website, or Facebook page for more information! You can also check out the Cameroon blogGuatemala blog, and Philippines blog.

Advisor: Kimberly L. Bothi

President: Alexia Stock 

Vice President: Alec Greco Agee 

Secretary: Elizabeth Alban 

Treasurer: Erin Potter 

Tech Chair: Lexi Anderson 

ReachOut Chair: Jeff Spencer

Fundraising Chair: Logan Kim

Public Relations Co-Chairs: Lucas Attia & Zach Burcham

Malawi Project Managers: Drew Huffer, Travis Plystak & Jordan Shuff

Philippines Project Managers: Maija Griffioen, Alex Newkirk, & Matt Walton 

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

UDel NSBE is a part of Region 2’s Danger Zone and we stay #2HYPE! The mission of NSBE is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.”

Join us for a semester of fun and engaging academic, professional, and social events as well as volunteering and community service opportunities.

Advisor: Marianne T. Johnson

Academic Program Manager, Student Development & Support, RISE Program 

President: Alexis Withers 

Vice President: Sicily Bordrick 

Treasurer: Imani Carter 

Secretary: Monique McDougal 

Finance Chair: KeShawn Dollard 

Membership Chair: Marc Woolley 

PCI Chair: Badiallo “Mimi” Diani

Programs Chair: Kai Starnes 

Torch Chair: Lauren Smith 

Academic Excellence: Jasmine Pearcy

Parliamentarian: Cierra McNeil 

Senator 1: Abubakarr Bah 

Senator 2: Oluwaseyi Osinubi 

Telecommunications/Marketing Chair: Tolulope Toluhi 

More information can be found at NSBE’s Student Central Site:

Sigma Phi Delta

Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity is an organization founded upon brotherhood and professionalism which seeks to aid in the betterment of the individual and the community in one simultaneous effort. As engineering students, it is understood that we will be the leaders of tomorrow in not only the singular fields of science, technology, and engineering, but in business, philanthropy, our own communities, and the grand field referred to as life.

These four years are the foundation we shall use to accomplish the great things of which we are capable. Just as it was with the great lineage of Sigma Phi Delta brothers that have come before us and shall be henceforth called alumni of our brotherhood, our intentions are not the attainment of the material and Sigma Phi Delta is not a vehicle for personal benefit, rather a life long medium for brotherhood and the advancement of our profession with humility, dignity, honor and friendship.

Advisor: Eric M. Furst

Professor, and Chairperson of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

Chief Engineer: W. Mathieu Mims-Boyce 

Internal Vice Chief Engineer: Frank D’Andrea

External Vice Chief Engineer: Dennis Kennedy 

Business Manager: Joseph Ciccarelli 

Secretary: Noah Trungold 

Philanthropy Chair: Alexander Stupar 

Society for the Advancement of Material & Process Engineering (SAMPE)

The mission of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering – University of Delaware Student Chapter (SAMPE-UD) is to provide a venue for students in the materials and processing related fields to exchange ideas and interact with the professional sector.

SAMPE-UD will coordinate facilities tours of local industries and will organize a seminar series featuring speakers in the materials and process engineering fields. The organization will also maintain close ties to the parent national SAMPE organization as well as the regional Baltimore/Washington DC professional chapter.

Advisor: Dr. Jack Gillespie, Jr. 

Director, Center for Composite Materials, Donald C. Phillips Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Professor, Materials Science & Engineering

President: Chris Blackwell 
Vice President: Taka Kubota
Treasurer: TBD
Secretary: TBD
Professional Development Chair: Verena Gargitter
Competition Chair: Showvik Haque
Outreach Chair: Colleen Murray 

Website: Society for the Advancement of Materials & Processing Engineering (SAMPE)

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)

The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers was founded in November of 2007 when The Procter and Gamble Company sought to improve the recruitment, retention, and development of Asian heritage scientists and engineers. SASE is an organization that has a vision to be the top organization for future leaders dedicated to the success of Asian professionals. SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment to achieve full career potential and also contributing to their communities in which they live. This organization will uphold the following pillars: professional development, cultural awareness, and community service, with our mission being to provide opportunities for growth to future leaders of the global workplace through professional development and community building events.

Advisor: Lian-Ping Wang 

Professor Mechanical Engineering

President: John Vo 

Vice President: Showvik Haque 

Treasurer: Kimmy Huynh

Secretary: Winnie Wong 

PR Chair: Bright Lu 

Representatives: Jack Vo, Rebecca Calderon, & Sadman Chowdhury

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Purpose and Goals:

  • Promote the advancement of Hispanic engineers and scientists in education and in future employment.
  • Improve the retention and enrollment of Hispanic students in engineering, science and other technical fields.
  • Develop and participate in programs with the university and industry, which benefit students seeking technical and science degrees.
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of information pertinent to the development of future Hispanic professionals.
  • Develop opportunities in the local Hispanic community.

Advisor: Raul F. Lobo 

Claire D. LeClaire Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Co-presidents: Gio Chacon & Henry Mancera

Vice President: Sitlaly Avelino

Treasurer: Julian Castillo

Secretary: Heidi Herrera

Involvement Chair: Carolina Gomez

Webmaster: Jady Young 

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a non-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.

The University of Delaware Student section of SWE is one of the strongest and most visible associations in the College of Engineering. SWE at UD received national recognition for its Outstanding Activities and Programs in the 1996-97 school year. It was also a proud nominee of the Arthur E. Trabant Award for Women’s Equity in 1997. SWE at UD’s goals are two-fold: we encourage women, both currently enrolled in college and in the community, to consider engineering as a career. We seek to provide our members professional training, technical exposure, and intellectual development. We also make a concerted effort to educate younger female students about the promising opportunities in engineering.

Advisor:  Megan L. Killian

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

President: Mary Lemma 
Vice President: Emily Magoon
Treasurer: Lindsay Johnston
Secretary: Liz Kaye
Conference Chair: Erica Hild
Event Chairs: Emily Tino & Yiancelly Gaviria 
Fundraising Chairs: Hannah Gentry & Rachael Rosengrant
Outreach Chairs: Navya Jagarlamudi & Ellie Rosin 


Tau Beta Pi

The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. was founded in 1885 to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their alma mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as undergraduates in the field of engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in the engineering colleges.

Advisor: Abraham M. Lenhoff

Allan P. Colburn Professor of Chemical Engineering

President: Mahit Vaddadi 

Secretary: Danielle Niremberg

Treasurer: Brian Otto 


Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is piloting a peer mentor program, setting up a hands-on engineering project with Dr. Cole Galloway in the Physical Therapy department, and plans to foster undergraduate interactions and to look into programs for the future (such as GREs, MCATs and graduate school programs).

Faculty Advisor: Julie Kohn

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

President: Tyler Vorel 

Vice President: Mary Lemma 

Treasurer: Ahlad Neti 

Secretary: Ariel Hannum 


Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

As a consistent top ten program, Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware has a long tradition of excellence. The American Institute of Chemical Engineers has a long established history with the faculty at the University, and the student chapter is currently in the process of meeting the high standards set by the department. Through the participation in AIChE sponsored events, students have the opportunity to interact with their peers at other universities, and the current officers are striving to provide students with career-related information. The student chapter at the University also provides members with opportunities to network with Chemical Engineering professionals in local and regional sections.

Advisors:  Joshua Enszer 

Associate Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

President: Erin Hogan 

Vice President: Jim Ervin 

Secretary: Sean Wirt 

Treasurer: Jackson Burns 

Professional Chair: Eric Stevenson 

Social Chair: Mahit Vaddadi 

Outreach Chair: Emily McMahon 

Publicity Chair: Liz Alban 

Sister Chapter Chair: Sean McEvoy 

AIChE Website

Recruiting, Engaging, Advancing Chemical Engineers (REACH)

REACH is the University of Delaware’s student initiative for all things Chemical Engineering. We are made up of three branches: Recruiting, Engaging, and Advancing UD Chemical Engineers. Our goal is recruit and retain chemical engineers, to bring together a supportive community within UD’s Chemical Engineering program, and to help advance chemical engineering students into internships, jobs, and graduate schools.

Advisor: Joshua Enszer, Associate Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

                Megan Argoe, Academic Advisor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Recruiting Presidents: Charles Jabbour & Emilia Leyes

Engaging Presidents: Marisa Wildonger & Kathryn Michael

Advancing Presidents: TBD



Civil & Environmental Engineering

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 137,500 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE’s vision is to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life. The Society celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2002.

ASCE’s mission is to provide essential value to our members, their careers, our partners and the public by developing leadership, advancing technology, advocating lifelong learning, and promoting the profession.

Faculty Advisor: Allen A. Jayne 

Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

President: Max Feigelman 

Vice President: Tom McCollum 

Treasurer: Maya Eley 

Secretary: Nate Young 

Tech Chair: Paul Leary 

Fundraising Chair: Maya Eley 

Social Chair: Austin Sharpe 

Concrete Canoe Captains: Paul Leary, Lauren Banks, & Shannon Miller 

GeoWall Captain: Tom McCollum & Matthew Chalupa 


American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE)

The mission of the American Society of Highway Engineers is to provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system through education, innovation and fellowship.

Advisor: Matheu Carter

National Student Chapter Committee Chair, National Professional Development Committee Chair, Immediate Past President, First State Section

President: Anthony Gasparini 

Vice President of Recruitment: Justin Leary 

Vice President of Events: Paul Leary 

Treasurer: Alex Closs 

Secretary: Lewis Eastwood 

Outreach Board: Christian Riggin & Max Feigelman 


Chi Epsilon

Dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession, Chi Epsilon was 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. Engineering, the application of scientific principles to the practical needs of society, is assuming a constantly increasing responsibility for the well-being of all people, and thus calling for competence of the highest order. This responsibility can be discharged only by a professional group whose members are possessed of a good basic technical ability, intelligence, moral integrity, and effective social poise in their relationship with the larger community of which they are part. To contribute to the improvement of the profession, Chi Epsilon fosters the development and exercise of sound traits of character and technical ability among civil engineers, and its members, by precept and example, toward an ever higher standard of professional service.

Advisor: Kalehiwot Nega Manahiloh 

Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering 

President:  James Holyoke 

Vice President: Emma Winkley 

Treasurer:  Laurie Metzler 

Secretary:  Alex Stupar 

Marshall:  Meg Koutsandreas

Editor:  Megan Fisher 


Environmental Engineering Student Association (EESA)

The Environmental Engineering Student Association (EESA) is a community service and field trip based organization whose aim is to involve undergraduate students in possible career paths for Environmental Engineers.

Advisor: Daniel K. Cha

Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering

President: Reid Williams 

Treasurer: Heidi Herrera 

Social Media Chair: Stephanie Bazan 


Institute of Transportation Engineers

Provides opportunities for students to gain practical knowledge of Transportation Engineering.

Advisor: Earl “Rusty” Lee II

Asst. Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

President: Sam Bunitsky 

Computer & Information Sciences

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) – University of Delaware Student Section is a Registered Student Organization on campus.

Advisor: Debra Yarrington

Assistant Professor, Computer & Information Sciences

President – Joy Kitson 

Treasurer – Eric Nahe 

Secretary – Alena Gusakov 

Public Relations Chair – James Skripchuck

CS + Social Good

Our mission is to foster interest in applying technical knowledge and experience in ways that will help our community and promote technology as a means for positive social change.

Advisor: Terry Harvey 

Associate Professor

President: Sophia Freaney 

Vice President: Connor Onweller 

Treasurer: Maria van Venrooy 

Secretary: Diane Vinson 

Education Chair: Christopher Outhwaite

Association of Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W)

Faculty Advisor: Debra Yarrington

Assistant Professor, Computer & Information Sciences

President: Sarah Joyce 

Vice President: Bonnie Skiena

Treasurer: Erin Wallace

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Eta Kappa Nu

Eta Kappa Nu is a unique membership organization dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the electrical and computer engineering fields. Members consist of students, alumni, and other professionals who have demonstrated exceptional academic and professional accomplishments. Student members are selected on the basis of scholastic standing, character, and leadership. Through a variety of service programs and leadership training, student members develop lifelong skills that earmark them for prominent positions in industry and academia. Members are much better prepared for the post-college world and are especially valuable and attractive to employers. They are recognized as extremely capable, both technically and professionally.

Advisor: Leonard J. Cimini

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering 

President: Anna Schaal 

Vice President: Ryan Geary 

Treasurer: Liz Huhn

Corresponding Secretary: Nick McDermott 

Recording Secretary: Adam Dadey 

Webmaster: Jared Pineiro 


Eta Kappa Nu Website

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest technical professional society. Founded in 1884 by a handful of practitioners of the new electrical engineering discipline, today’s Institute is comprised of more than 320,000 members who conduct and participate in its activities in approximately 150 countries. The men and women of the IEEE are the technical and scientific professionals making the revolutionary engineering advances which are reshaping our world today.

Advisor: Prof. David Young 

Adjunct Faculty, Electrical & Computer Engineering

President: Jimmy Schneider 

Vice President: Ben Segal

Secretary: Ellie Rosin

Treasurer: Ben Segal

Photography Chair: TBD 

Public RelationsTBD

Activity Chair:  TBD

Webmaster: TBD


Linux Users Group (LUG)

The Linux Users Group (LUG) is a group of technology and open-source software enthusiasts who live in the small state of Delaware. Much of our group revolves around the free and open-source operating system GMU/Linux, but we regularly explore many other technology-related topics. Our group is very welcoming to new members, regardless of your experience with the topics we cover. We all love learning, and love tinkering with new and exciting technologies. Come check us out sometime!

Advisor: Anita Z. Schwartz

Scientific Appl. Consultant IV, IT-Client Support & Services

President: Ryan Geary 

Vice President: Sam Calvert 

Treasurer: Anna Schaal 

Secretary: Ellie Rosin 


Materials Science & Engineering

Materials Research Society (MRS)

MRS@UD is the UD Student Chapter of the Materials Research Society. Our goal is to foster an interactive relationship between industry, students and faculty spanning all sciences and engineering disciplines. We work to provide you with exposure to researchers and expertise outside of your department and research through activities like the interdisciplinary seminar series.

Advisor: Darrin J. Pochan 

Chairperson, Materials Science & Engineering, Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry 

President: James Bork 

Vice-President: Tory Welsch 

Secretary:  Jill Cleveland 

Treasurer:  Luisa Palmese


Mechanical Engineering

Aero Society of Automotive Engineers (ASAE)

ASAE ultimately aims to represent the University of Delaware’s Department of Mechanical Engineering at the 2020 SAE Aero Design competition by excelling at all competition objectives. This means working together as a cohesive team to design, build, and fly an RC plane while fulfilling Senior Design requirements. Team members will enhance and display technical and theoretical competencies, as well as further developing professional engineering practices as we work towards this goal. Additionally, club members will have great opportunities to socialize with professional engineers and company representatives, attend career building and networking events, and take field trips to local airfields to learn about, build, and fly RC planes.

Faculty Advisor: Adam Wickenheiser

Associate Professor, Mechanical engineering 

President: Brendan Jones 

Vice President:  Evan Gotchel 

Secretary:  TBD

Treasurer:  Derek Betancourt 


American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME is a national organization formed to provide mechanical engineers a forum in which to network, gain industry and business information, and share insight into current technologies. The University of Delaware has its own student chapter of ASME. Since the UD ASME chapter is working on the college level, the activities pertain more to the undergraduate.

ASME would like to become actively involved in all aspects of the mechanical engineering undergraduate and provide whatever resources necessary to ensure the retention of the department’s students. In addition, ASME would like to create a low-stress, casual atmosphere where students can socialize and meet other people.

Advisor: Dr. Andreas Malikopoulos

Asst. Professor, Instruction, Mechanical Engineering

President: Arnav Prasad 

Vice President: Michelle Reckner

Secretary: Eric Rivas

Treasurer: Evan Walter

Public Relations Head: Heidi Knutsen

Build Master: Kyle O’Donnell

Event Coordinator: Alex Beyer

Website: ASME – University of Delaware Student Chapter

Society of Automotive Engineers

The goal of Formula SAE is to take the Engineering curriculum and apply it to a real-world industrial problem by building a prototype race car for a fictional single entry series. Student’s cars are not only judged based on their performance, but also the Engineering decisions the students have made in their design, weighing performance versus cost and reliability. Formula SAE challenges students to design a car that is quick, reliable, fuel efficient, and cost effective.

Formula SAE was established at the University of Delaware in 1996. The Department of Mechanical Engineering gave the team a home in Spencer Lab, where the team could realize its dream of designing, fabricating, and racing a car of their own design. The rest is history: The team has competed in over 10 Formula SAE competitions and dozens of local autocrosses sanctioned by the SCCA. In 2010, the Senior Design capstone project added FSAE, integrating Formula SAE into the Mechanical Engineering curriculum. Since then, University of Delaware has completed every competition event they have entered, a feat only 20% of teams can regularly claim.

At the University of Delaware, students are encouraged to join the team as Freshmen and build their knowledge of auto mechanics, fabrication, and design. No prior knowledge or skill is necessary, as Delaware’s SAE team is structured to teach students everything they need to know to build a race car. The project is a great experience for engineers and non-engineers alike as they manage deadlines, make Engineering decisions, and work as a team. The reward is driving the finished car and going to competition. Formula SAE is a very rewarding and fun experience for those who see their dream come to life in front of their eyes. Any student interested in manufacturing and fabrication is encouraged to join Formula SAE at the University of Delaware.

Advisor: Steven Timmins

President: Andrew Eby

Vice President: Nick Hughes 

Treasurer: Stephen Bairstow 

Secretary: Matt Ayoub