NMSU: Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
New Mexico State University
Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
 
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Electrical and Computer Engineering Organizations

Get Involved!

All "EE" students are encouraged to get involved in their department and their college.  These college years are exciting times, and we hope that you'll enjoy them. There are many organizations that you will want to check out. Joining an organization is one of the best ways to get the most out of your college experience both academically and socially. The list below shows a variety of organizations offered to ECE and other engineering students.

* Institute of Electrical &  Electronics Engineers
    * IEEE Student Society
    * IEEE - Professional society

* HKN (EE Honor Society)

* Institute of Electrical &  Electronics Engineers

* SWE   Society of Women Engineers

* Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
    * SHPE - student society
    * SHPE - Professional Society

* Mexican American Engineers and Scientists
    * MAES - Student society
    * MAES - Professional Society

* AISES American Indian Engineering Society

* NSBE  National Society of Black Engineers

What they do

The students of these societies can be found performing numerous works on campus. From participating in robot competitions to community service projects, students of these organizations truly distinguish themselves from their peers. Some classes even offer extra credit from participating in certain organizations. Ask your instructor for his/her specific policy with extra credit for on campus organization involvement. Here are just some events that these organizations have participated in within just the last few semesters.

* Attending Nationwide robotics competitions
* End of semester "Smoker BBQ"
* Hosting local robotics competitions
* MESA competitions judges
* NMSU Keep State Great
* NMSU Big Event
* Numerous fundraising
* Sponsoring the HKN/IEEE ECE senior banquet each semester
* Weekly tutoring ECE students for ECE core classes

Benefits of Joining

Benefits of joining an organization are not just limited to extra credit, but the ability to distinguish yourself when applying for jobs, awards or even being able to wear that extra stole and/or cord at graduation. Many job recruiters were also in the same organizations and it never hurts to have positive experiences in common with them. Students in these organizations can pride themselves in doing something bigger than only keeping their noses in the books.

How to Join

Each society has its own rules and regulations for joining. Some organizations require certain academic qualifications, the applicant to be in at least his/her junior year, etc. Some of the organizations also require a pledge semester where the pledge is required to complete given tasks before being initiated into the organization. Visit the links above for the specifics on joining the desired organization and their requirements. Remember that it is never too late or too early to enquire about joining. All the organizations are centered around self improvement and helping others, but the main goal is to have fun!