CECS students are involved in a wide variety of student organizations at UM-Dearborn.

We have nearly two dozen clubs, teams, and professional organizations that will challenge you to problem solve, make connections, and prepare you for a fulfilling career in engineering.

CECS Honor Societies

  • APM is the only nationally accepted industrial engineering honor society that confers recognition upon the student of industrial engineering who has shown exceptional academic interests and abilities in the field. Our chapter encourages any movement which advances the best interest of the industrial engineering field. We work together with the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers to further unify the student body of the IMSE Department in presenting its needs and ideals to the faculty. 

  • Eta Kappa Nu is an honor society that is for electrical and computer engineering. Eta Kappa Nu was founded in 1904 by Maurice Carr at the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, however the Theta Tau Chapter, at the University of Michigan - Dearborn, was not founded until 1981. The members of the Theta Tau Chapter have dedicated themselves to improving their school, their community, and the engineering field. They strive towards this goal through community service and by providing services to students. 

  • Pi Tau Sigma is a Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, instituted in order to establish a closer bond of fellowship among its members which will result in mutual benefit to those men and women in the study and in the profession of mechanical engineering.

    Pi Tau Sigma's core values are: Integrity (soundness of character and moral conduct), Service (serving the mechanical engineering profession and the community), and Leadership (being foremost and fostering initiative through example in a professional manner).

  • Honor societies are associations of primarily collegiate members and chapters whose purposes are to encourage and recognize superior scholarship and/or leadership achievement either in broad fields of education or in departmental fields at either undergraduate or graduate levels. 

  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) is the first and only international honor society for the computing sciences. UPE was founded in 1967 as an honor society for the computing sciences by students at Texas A&M University. Since then UPE has grown to include over 150 institutions. Upsilon Pi Epsilon is an independent organization which has received recognition from both the ACM (1967) and the IEEE-CS (1992) as an official honor society. Furthermore, UPE is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS).

    It is the express purpose of Upsilon Pi Epsilon to promote the computing and information disciplines and to encourage their contribution to the enhancement of knowledge. The mission of UPE is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the computing and information disciplines. Membership in UPE is a distinct honor which is recognized throughout the computing community.

CECS Professional Societies and Teams

  • Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional engineering and technical sciences sorority founded in 1983 that promotes friendship, leadership and professionalism to all members of the organization, the community and our professions. Alpha Omega Epsilon strives for scholarship and academic achievement. The sisters create a friendly, warm atmosphere where integrity, character, and self-confidence can foster. Learn more.

  • Founded in 1947, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the art, science, engineering, and application of information technology, serving both professional and public interests by fostering the open interchange of information and by promoting the highest professional and ethical standards.

    Here at the University of Michigan - Dearborn (UM-D), we established a new student chapter in 1995. Our only requirements for membership are an interest in computing and some connection to UM-D.

    The student chapter of ACM is committed to providing members with an unparalleled and fun learning environment. One of our teams finished in the Top 25 at the 2002 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. Our student chapter hosts MPCon, the largest LAN Party in the State of Michigan. Learn more.

  • The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is an interdisciplinary national society in response to a manifest need to provide a society that would represent both biomedical and engineering interests. The ongoing vision of the Society is to be recognized as the preeminent professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. The Society's mission is to provide value to its members and other constituencies by promoting the increase and utilization of biomedical engineering and bioengineering knowledge and by working for the advancement of the profession. The Biomedical Engineering Society Chapter at the University of Michigan Dearborn is one of the hundred other chapters around the country, and was founded in October of 2011. Learn more.

  • Dearborn Campus Engineers was established in 1961 to provide a strong social and academic environment for University of Michigan-Dearborn Engineering students. Today, we are the oldest and largest organization on campus, and have members from all colleges within the University, as well as other local colleges and universities.

    Members receive discounts on DCE social events such as Sccop 'N Shoot and trips to the movies. We host on-campus events as well, such as Euchre Tournements and Movie Nights. Members also have access to our archive of old test files. The cost to join is $5 for new members, and $1 per semester to renew.

    We also have a variety of snacks and beverages for sale. The DCE is located in Room 185 in the Engineering Building. We can also be reached via email by following the link to the left. Learn more.

  • Established in 1994, UMD Racing is a student-led team that designs, builds, and races a formula-style racecar. UMD Racing competes in Formula SAE competitions throughout the US and Canada, along with local autocross events. Formula SAE is a student design competition organized by SAE International. This organization promotes careers and excellence in engineering as it encompasses all aspects of the automotive industry including research, design, manufacturing, testing, developing, marketing, management and finances. UMD Racing welcomes engineering students and students of other disciplines with a passion for the automotive industry. Learn more.

  • We are a student organization that designs and builds and all electric race car each year to compete in the Formula SAE® Series which is held in many cities throughout the United States.  Specifically, we compete in the Formula Electric Series that is currently held in Lincoln, Nebraska. At this competition our team is evaluated in many events such as acceleration, endurance, and other dynamic events.  There are also static events that we participate in such as cost  and design reports, as well as a business presentation. Learn more.

  • Human Factors & Ergonomic Society Student Chapter is organized to serve the needs of the human factors & Ergonomics profession at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. Its purpose is to promote and advance the understanding of the human factors involved in the design, manufacturing, HMI, HCI environments and devices of all kin d through the interchange of knowledge and methodology in the behavioural, biological, and physical sciences and in Industrial, Automotive, Computer Science and other relevant Engineering disciplines.

  • IEEE is a technical professional society for engineers, computer scientists and technology professionals with student branches established at leading universities around the world. The IEEE Student Branch at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is a student organization on campus. This Student Branch was revived by several dedicated engineering students in the school year 2003-04. Currently, the UMD IEEE is a very active student organization and is striving to achieve the reputation of the largest technical/professional student organization at UMD. Learn more.

  • IIE provides leadership in developing industrial engineering; enhancing the capabilities of those who are involved in or manage the application, education, training, research or development of industrial engineering; and in representing the industrial engineering profession. 

  • The Intelligent Systems club is dedicated to facilitating engineers of all majors to get hands on experience with fabricating autonomous robots for a variety of purposes, building robots to plow snow, do airborne reconnaissance, drive through an obstacle coarse, and more. Great for resume building and having fun, we are in room 184B in the Engineering Lab Building, and have weekly meetings at 6:30 PM. Learn more or contact us at isc-robotics@umich.edu.

  • Mission Statement: To increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

     

    New and innovative project ideas are generated and implemented throughout the year on the chapter, regional and national levels. Some of NSBE's present activities include tutorial programs, group study sessions, high school/junior high outreach programs, technical seminars and workshops, a national communications network (NSBENET), two national magazines (NSBE Magazine and the NSBE Bridge), an internal newsletter, a professional newsletter (The Career Engineer, a supplement in the NSBE Magazine), resume books, career fairs, awards, banquets and an annual national convention.  Contact us to learn more.

  • SME is the world's foremost source of information, continuing education and training, and networking for today's manufacturing professional. As part of SME's global network of professionals in all industries and phases of manufacturing, students and professionals have ready access to a wide variety of exclusive professional tools and resources that keep them in the mainstream of today's technology while preparing them for tomorrow's challenges. 

  • The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is an educational service organization that stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders. SWE expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrates the value of diversity. 

  • Theta Tau is the largest professional fraternity in the field of engineering. Within each chapter, the Fraternity stimulates professional activity and social compatibility; provides a framework for group participation in campus, community, engineering and fraternity affairs; and promotes lasting friendships and a lifetime of brotherhood in an engineering environment. Learn more.http://thetatau.umd.umich.edu/

UM-Dearborn Difference Maker

Meet Cristian Adam, the vice president of Intelligent Systems Club (ISC), and learn why he was chosen as a Difference Maker. 

Building Future Technologies
All my academic and research and club activities have definitely helped me grow as a person and to develop new skills.
Cristian Adam, CECS, '17