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ECE has many student-run organizations. ECE’s bright, energetic engineering students seek 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 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 student organizations and activities advisor.

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), Sigma Chapter
The CMU student chapter of the national ECE honor society. HKN holds fall and spring semester induction ceremonies. Sigma Chapter's goal is to provide Carnegie Mellon ECE students with opportunities to meaningfully interact with faculty members, industry leaders, and peers.

The student chapter of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 

WinECE is an organization dedicated to building a sense of community among the women in ECE at Carnegie Mellon. WinECE is open to bachelor's, master's, and doctoral students. Mentoring, outreach events, social/professional gatherings, and semesterly dinners are just a few of the events WinECE plans every year. 

WinECE is open to students of any gender. WinECE does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, veteran status, or genetic information.

Build18 is more than an annual hardware hackathon. It serves as an intellectual playground for the brightest and most creative of Carnegie Mellon’s students. The event’s mission is to provide students with a risk-free environment to pursue personal engineering challenges, where the only limiting factor to creation is their own ingenuity. This club offers information sessions and tutorials for students prior to their 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
ECE Outreach aims to provide high school and middle school students with opportunities to learn about and explore engineering through short lectures and hands-on labs. The organization is run with the help of several volunteers including undergraduate and graduate students, professors, and staff at CMU.

The undergraduate and IMB Student Advisory Council (SAC) acts as a forum for idea generation and issue resolution, maximizing the educational experience and quality of life of students in the represented programs. 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 work together, forming a larger student leadership corps that makes things happen in ECE each academic year.

ECE-Affiliated Student Organizations

These organizations are open to all majors and have a number of ECE members.

National Student Organizations

These organizations are open to all individuals, regardless of gender, race, or national origin.

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