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Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
An honorary society for students majoring in electrical engineering. Membership is by invitation only and members are selected from the top portion of the electrical engineering class. Activities include tutoring, hosting speakers from industry as well as student/faculty mixers.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Ohio State Student Chapter
IEEE is a professional organization that seeks to advance global prosperity by fostering technological innovation, enabling members' careers and promoting community world-wide. The Ohio State student chapter aims to help students create a network with faculty, other students and engineers from industry.
IEEE Graduate Student Body at Ohio State
Ohio State is home to the first IEEE graduate student chapter worldwide. This group aims to increase collaboration and networking among graduate students within the various disciplines of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, and the greater academic and professional community.
Optical Society of America Ohio State Student Chapter
Membership in the student chapter is open to undergraduate and graduate students from departments throughout the university. OSA is an international scientific society dedicated to promoting the generation, application and achiving of knowledge in optics and photonics, as disseminating this knowledge worldwide..
RISE^OSU (Recruitment and Retention Initiative for Successful Engineers: Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Rise ECE is a group of students at The Ohio State University, dedicated to the retention and continued success of minority electrical and computer engineering students, by providing a community of like minded individuals driven towards success.We exist to recruit and retain underrepresented groups to electrical and computer engineering through service and provide outreach to the community. We will engage future engineers, promote their awareness of engineering as a potential career, and spark their interests in science and mathematics. In the process we will establish a sense of community amongst existing students and serve as a point of contact for alumni.
Engineering Student Activities
Many ECE students are also involved in activities and organizations comprised of students throughout the College of Engineering. These include:
Women in Engineering (WiE) provides a home to women engineering students, giving support through peer mentoring, networking events with professional women engineers, volunteer and community service opportunities and more.
The oldest engineering honor society in the nation. Membership is open to all engineering disciplines, but is by invitation only, as determined by class ranking (the upper eighth of the junior class and the upper fifth of the senior class). Meetings include speakers from industry, service projects, social activities and various other college-wide events.
Student project teams provide leadership opportunities, hands-on engineering experience and a chance to meet other engineering students. There are more than 20 student engineering project teams to choose from including Solar Decathlon, EcoCar, First Robotics and more.
Ohio State Activities
Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
ACM is widely recognized as the premier membership organization for computing professionals, delivering resources that advance computing as a science and a profession; enable professional development; and promote policies and research that benefit society.
American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
The American Society for Engineering Education is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology.
IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.