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Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional engineering sorority founded in 1983 that provides friendship, leadership and professionalism to all members of the organization, the community and our professions. The Virginia Chapter has been in existence for about 2 years and was initiated in the Spring of 2005. The Virginia Chapter upholds our ideals and objectives by holding social events, professional workshops, study breaks, and community service events.
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Association of Computing Machinery is dedicated to increased knowledge of and interest in the science, design, development, construction, languages, management and applications of modern computing. It also functions as a means of communication between persons interested in computing and fosters communication between U.Va. students, members of the Charlottesville/Albemarle community, and computing professionals.
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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics offers students interested in the aerospace field a chance to meet other students with similar interests, the opportunity to hear aerospace-related guest speakers, and to participate in a variety of aerospace-related activities. Membership in AIAA is open to full-time university students. The majority of AIAA members include aerospace, mechanical, electrical, civil, and industrial engineering students.
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The American Institute of Chemical Engineers provides leadership to students interested in chemical engineering It offers a forum for advancing theory and practice of the profession and upholds professional standards and ethics. AIChE helps students understand how to apply chemical engineering expertise in meeting societal needs.
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The American Society of Mechanical Engineers provides a richer experience outside the classroom for Mechanical Engineers at UVA through industry trips, conferences, professional contacts, speakers, design competitions, leadership opportunities, fund raising, connections to internships, and social events. On the national level, ASME performs similar functions and publishes papers, fosters professional development, and creates standards.
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University of Virginia (UVa) Baja SAE is group of undergraduate students who are passionate about automotive design and racing. We come together every year to design, build, test, and race an open-wheel off-road racecar derived from the Class 1 Buggies competing in the Baja 1000. The year culminates in six International Baja competitions sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Each Baja competition has its own unique events and all provide an immense challenge to hundreds of Baja teams worldwide.
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The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) at the University of Virginia workrs to promote the exchange of ideas among students and faculty. We coordinate carious academic, professional, educational, social, sporting, and service events throughout the year while reaching out to students who are interested in the application of science and enineering principles to medicine and life sciences.
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B.U.C.K.S., Brothers United Celebrating Knowledge & Success, develops and cultivates positive qualities in black males in Charlottesville and at U.Va., creating black leaders in the community, society, and world by instilling higher aspirations of unity, responsibility, and success.
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The ChemE Car Team at the University of Virginia is a student-led organization, AIChE, and is devoted towards the design and construction of a shoebox-sized car powered entirely by a chemical reaction. ChemE Car teams from universities across the nation enter their cars to compete in both regional and national competitions.
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The Center for Engineering Career Development offers a variety of programs and services to help you in your career development, whether you are a first-year student, a graduate student, or somewhere in between. These include internship & job search workshops, career advising consultations, resume & cover letter critiques, annual events for employers to meet students, mock interviews, and many more. For more info, please come by our office in Thorton Hall A115 or visit our site.
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ecoMod is a reseach and educational project at the University of Virginia that incolces students and faculty from the Engineering School and Architecture School, working tofether to create sustainable, prefab housing units in partnership with affordable housing organizations.
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Engineering Student Council represents the E-School and serves to provide a voice for the school's student body to the institution's administration and faculty, as well as the general public. The council develops social, intellectual, professional and service activities for the student body, and it strives to encourage SEAS school spirit pride. The members of the council are designated leaders and are entrusted with maintaining concern for students' opinions and needs throughout the SEAS. For more information contact the exec board at esc-exec@virginia.edu.
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Engineering Students Without Borders is a group for students with an interest in engineering as it relates to global development. The goal of this organization is to promote innovative and sustainable ways of using local resources to meet basic human needs. In addition to conducting capacity building projects that empower developing communities in South Africa, Belize, Honduras and Cameroon, we carry out local service projects, discuss global development issues and non-traditional engineering career paths, and encourage academic growth at the University through courses in global development engineering. Our weekly speakers and discussions motivate students to develop new ideas about the role of the engineer and to take action to make positive, long-lasting differences in communities throughout the world.
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FIRST Partnership is a project that involves serving as a mentor to Charlottesville/Albermarle Robotics, a competitive high school FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics team. The students are offered help and guidance as they design, build, and troubleshoot large robots for yearly competitions.
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Girls Excited about Math and Science provides middle school girls with math and science role models from the University of Virginia community. University students and professors act as mentors, and promote various disciplines of math, science, and technology through hands-on activities. GEMS aims to encourage the girls' self-esteem and guide them toward futures in these disciplines. Ultimately, GEMS strives to help "close the gap" of interest and involvement in math and science currently found between males and females.
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As part of the Volkswagen Global Ingenuity Program, 17 U.Va. Engineering students worked from the car company's Wolfsburg/Braunschweig research and development facility to solve the design challenge. At the end of the program, they presented a design for a system that integrates a customized Internet application into vehicles.
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Graduate Engineering Student Council has a mission to improve the quality of the graduate experience, increase the value of the SEAS graduate diploma, foster the culture of giving within the SEAS grad community, foster an active research culture among the graduate students, represent the SEAS graduate students to the faculty, administration, and partner organizations, allocate funds for worthy student activities, and foster interdepartmental exchange and communication.
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Hoos Flying is an aerospace design team that competes in the annual SAE Aero Design Competition. Each year the team designs, builds, and flies a remote controlled airplane. Each team in the competition must use a standard engine and abide by a set of rules governing overall dimensions and materials used; beyond that, the planes are designed from scratch to carry as much weight as possible.
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The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society has a student chapter that is organized to serve the needs of the human factors profession at the University of Virginia. Its purpose is to promote and advance the understanding of the human factors involved in the design, manufacture, and use of machines, systems, environments and devices of all kinds through the interchange of knowledge and methodology in the behavioral, biological, and physical sciences and in industrial, computer science and other relevant engineering disciplines.
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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers helps advance global prosperity by promoting the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession. IEEE is the world's largest technical society, and is comprised of more than 320,000 members in about 150 countries around the globe. At the chapter level, we plan various speaking engagements and presentations. In the past, we have held a graduate school information session, taken a field trip to Litton Marine Systems, and hosted presentations that offer members excellent opportunities to network with alumni and get a head start in the job search.
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The International Council on Systems Engineering fosters the definition, understanding, and practice of world-class systems engineering in industry, academia, and government. It provides a focal point for dissemination of systems engineering knowledge to interested U.Va. students.
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The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences serves the scientists and professionals in the operations research and the management sciences, and in related fields such as information technology. Members of the OR/MS profession apply scientific tools and methods to improve systems and operations and to assist in managerial decision making.
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The Institute of Transportation Engineers at U.Va was chartered in 1979. While there is not a standard program for ITE student chapters, all have the goal of expanding students' knowledge of the transportation engineering profession and providing "real world" experiences to help add to classroom teachings. Members of ITE are transportation and traffic engineers, as well as students who are interested in these fields.
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Nano and Emerging Technologies Club (NExT) is devoted to raising awareness of current research and potential applications of nano and emerging technologies, building an interdisiplinary community of students interested in technologies of the future, facilitating interaction with facult and infustry, and promoting science and engineering innocation.
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National Society of Black Engineers is the largest student run organization in the nation, having over 10,000 members nationwide. Our mission is to "increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.
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Omega Chi Epsilon is the National Honor Society for Chemical Engineering. The Society promotes high scholarship, encourages original incestigation in chemical engineering and recog nizes the valuable traits of character, integrity and leadership. It serves both undergraduate and graduate students and fosters meaningful student-faculty dialouge.
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The Ride Forward Group is a research group that focuses on sustainable transportation through converting conventional vehicles ot run on solar, electric or waste vegtable oil. The technical group looks at areas like energy storage and photovoltaic component design while the buisness group works on public relations, funding and marketing.
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The Rodman Scholars Program is the honors program for the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science. Founded in the mid 1980s, it is dedicated to the development of the skills that will be most beneficial to engineering students both during and after college. Each year, approximately 35 first year students are admitted to the program, based on both their academic achievements and potential to contribute to the program.
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The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is a social-technical organization that enhances the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math, and science. The organization increases educational opportunities, promotes professional and personal growth, and is involved in education, business and government issues. Recognized as the most outstanding chapter in the nation in 2010 and the most outstanding chapter in the region in 2009 and 2010.
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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a non-profit professional organization whose purpose is to aid and promote women in engineering and encourage young women to consider pursuing an engineering education. The chapter at the University of Virginia has been dedicated to informing young women about the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them. It serves as a center of information on women in engineering and provides services to its members, including workshops and scholarships.
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Solar Car Team The U.Va. Solar Car Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about business and technology through the design and construction of a solar-powered vehicle. The program functions as a non-profit, educational entity operating under the auspices of the University of Virginia. The program serves as a partnership between students, the University and industry to maximize educational benefits and provides excellent technical, leadership and business experience.
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Student Game Developers is a CIO at The University of Virginia. The group continues to support the creation of several original video games each semester and provides industry resources and contacts for aspiring game developers at The University.
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Tau Beta Pi is the national engineering honor society. The U.Va. chapter's objectives are to recognize engineering students of outstanding scholarship and character, and foster a spirit of liberal culture among them. Members of Tau Beta Pi are elected as undergraduate students, graduate students, and eminent engineers. Candidate selection is held each semester of the academic year. Meetings are held monthly.
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Trigon Engineering Society was founded in 1924 at the University of Virginia. Originally a political society, Trigon is now a much more socially-oriented brotherhood which also participates in service projects for both the University and the Charlottesville community. Trigon holds an annual rush and enjoys such social activities as Caddyshack (a progressive party), semesterly retreats, and a semi-formal each spring.
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The U.Va. Solar House is a single-family residence currently located in Crozet that runs entirely on solar energy. The house was taken to Washington D.C. a couple of years ago and competed in a solar decathlon against other schools, and did very well (second overall). It generates its own electricity, and is a solar heating system.
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The Virginia Genetically Engineered Machine (VGEM) Team is a student-formed, student-run research group that aims to educate the leaders of the next generation of biological engineers, develop cutting edge synthetic biology technology, encourage the growth of synthetic biology research and education at the University of Virginia, and compete in MIT's annual international Genetically Engineered Machine competition.
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The Amateur Radio and RF Communications Club, known as W4UVA, at the University of Virginia is a club dedicated to the advancement of Amateur Radio at the University, as well as public service, emergency communication, and fun activities for club members.
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