ECE has many student-run organizations. ECE’s bright, energetic engineering students look for endeavors that have a purpose and are organized for outcomes, including service to their members, peers and academic department. They also enjoy the social and professional development opportunities that their organizations afford. New officers are elected each academic year. These leaders organize and implement annual events and create new activities and initiatives based on member interest. ECE’s student organizations have faculty advisors and are professionally advised by the Director of Alumni & Student Relations.
Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), Sigma Chapter
The CMU student chapter of the national ECE honor society. HKN holds Fall and Spring induction ceremonies. Sigma Chapter's goal is to provide Carnegie Mellon ECE students with opportunities to meaningfully interact with faculty members, industry leaders, and their peers.
The student chapter of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. IEEE hosts the weekly IEEE Tech/Career Talks. They also plan weekly social and sporting events, as well as an ECE Day barbecue.
WinECE is an organization dedicated to building a sense of community among the women in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon. WinECE is open to bachelors, masters and doctoral students. Mentoring, outreach events, social/professional gatherings and semester dinners are just a few of the events WinECE plan every year.
Build18 is more than an annual gadgeting festival. This club offers information sessions and tutorials for studentgs prior to annual hackathons, as well as obtains industry sponsorships to purchase needed components.
EGO is a graduate-student run organization. All graduate students are members of the organization.
ECE Outreach aims to provide grade school students with opportunities to learn about engineering and figure out whether its a good career choice for them.
ECE has two student advisory councils that act as a primary interface between the student populations and the ECE administration. The undergraduate and IMB Student Advisory Council (SAC) and the Masters Advisory Council (MAC) act as forums for idea generation and issue resolution aimed at maximizing the student educational experience and quality of life for the programs represented. Even though faculty and administrative offices have an open-door policy for student ideas and issues, organizing this activity and making it a proactive venture brings a sense of pride and ownership to the endeavor, resulting in continual improvement.
While each student organization has its own set of goals and objectives – as well as traditions and activities that engage and serve the entire department – the groups also work together and make up a larger student leadership corps that makes things happen in ECE each academic year.
These organizations are open to all majors and have a number of ECE members.