Carnegie Mellon University

Student resources

The Electrical and Computer Engineering department is committed to developing well rounded students, both in and out of the classroom. ECE students not only participate in engineering specific events, but camps and city-wide activities, too.

The department has many organizations and societies, as well as student-run activities. Students also have the opportunity to develop professional skills through the Tech/Career Talks held search semester. Beyond the boundaries of the ECE department, the College of Engineering and the University also support and encourage a wide range of student intellectual, technical, professional, social, and sporting activities as well as involvement in CMU’s many rich traditions, including Buggy, Booth, the Fence, Kiltie Band, and Student Government.



De-stress with ECE

De-stress with ECE activities take place every semester. In the past, events have included mental wellness workshops on a range of topics including stress management and finding happiness. During particularly stressful times of the semester, such as midterms and finals weeks, the department provides snacks and catered meals. Students are also encouraged to visit wellness spaces in ECE department lounges. These spaces are available day and night, and equipped with coloring books, games, snacks, and blank stationary so students can write encouraging notes to each other and their families.

Below is the preliminary schedule. Students will receive an email with De-stress with ECE information every semester.

Please join Prof. Jim Bain and his daughter, Eleanor, to make those friendship bracelets that you may remember fondly from summer camp: the woven multicolored string kind. No experience or supplies needed. We will provide various colors of string and the training to get you started on one of several designs. If you have experience, come and show others your favorite design. Snacks provided.

Learn how to make jewelry (earrings, bracelets, necklaces) with Professor Gauri Joshi. Tools and materials will be provided, and no prior experience is necessary.

Warning: Materials include resistors, capacitors, and LEDs, which may result in geeky ECE-themed jewelry.

De-stress this week with coloring pages, puzzles, Play-Doh, and healthy snacks in the 1300 Wing of Hamerschlag Hall and in the Porter Hall Master's Suite! Drop in anytime, no matter if it's for 10 minutes or an hour, and relax by coloring your stress away!

Join us for an introductory yoga session in the University Center Keeler Studio. Mats will be provided, however please feel free to bring your own mat, in addition to a towel and water bottle. See you on the mat!

Join Professor Bill Nace in the Makerwing (TechSpark) to build a Useless Box! (See example here). More details to come!
Do you play an instrument? Are you interested in jamming out with ECE professors Tom Sullivan
and Franz Franchetti and others?

Fill out this survey to let us know what instrument you play,
what equipment you’ll need, and which songs you’d like to play!

De-stress the last 2 weeks of the semester with coloring pages, puzzles, Play-Doh, and healthy snacks in the 1300 Wing of Hamerschlag Hall and in the Porter Hall Master's Suite! Drop in anytime, no matter if it's for 10 minutes or an hour, and relax by coloring your stress away!