National Associations & Professional Groups

CEAS students can join professional organizations and national associations, expanding their professional networks and attending national conferences.

To encourage student interest in the study of concrete and to develop an awareness of ACI, ACI Chapters, and consensus procedures by which ACI operates.

The nonprofit American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the principal societyand voice serving the aerospace profession. Its primary purpose is to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics and to foster and promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits.

The UC Chapter of AIChE welcomes all interested engineering students and meets every other Wednesday during the school year in 749 Baldwin from 5-6 PM. The meetings include free pizza and feature guest speakers who discuss the variety of options available to a chemical engineering graduate. Picnics, group events, sports activities, and national convention trips are scheduled throughout the year. See the webpage for details on the next meeting and upcoming events.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), founded in 1852, is the oldest national professional engineering society in the United States. ASCE is dedicated to the advancement of the individual civil engineer and the advancement of the science and profession of civil engineering through education.

The purpose of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers shall be the advancement and dissemination of knowledge of the theory and practice of mechanical engineering, the presentation of a proper perspective of engineering work and the opportunity to become acqua inted with the personnel and activities of the Society as well as to promote a professional consciousness and fellowship.

AEI is a national organization focused on professional development for architectural engineers. The UC student chapter has a goal to provide AE students with career advice, academic resources, networking opportunities and other resources to prepare them for their careers. Activities include: Guest Speakers, Inter-college competitions, volunteer opportunities and networking events.

Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Based on the merit shop philosophy, we help our members develop people, win work and deliver work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of information technology. With a world-wide membership of 80,000, ACM functions as a locus for computing professionals and students working in the various fields of Information Technology.

The purpose of UC's ACM-W is to increase recruitment and retention of women in the field of computing at the University of Cincinnati.

Student chapters of the Biomedical Engineering Society introduce students to the profession of biomedical engineering, and the social role and obligations of the biomedical engineer. They provide an environment for social interaction and exhange of ideas between all levels of undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty.

The purpose of Caducea shall be to provide pertinent information to students interested in medicine, to stimulate an appreciation of the importance of pre-medical education in the study of medicine and to encourage excellence in pre-medical school.

The UC Construction Student Association is an organization striving to provide a place for students with Construction related majors to connect and take advantage of unique opportunities.

DBIA promotes the value of design-build project delivery and teaches the effective integration of design and construction services to ensure success for owners and design and construction practitioners.

The purpose of the EWB-UCIN is to carry out the mission of EWB-USA through the development and implementation of its own economically sustainable engineering projects with disadvantaged communities in developing countries while encouraging its members to become internationally responsible engineering professionals and students.

The Graduate Student Governance Association (GSGA) is a university-wide organization comprised of graduate students from all areas of academia. The graduate students from any department may form their own graduate student organization. Significant financial support of the individual groups is provided from the university through the GSGA. GSGA provides an information pool for all events and university decisions involving graduate students. Most importantly, however, is the fact that the GSGA has proven useful in the past as a means for graduate students to voice their concerns about graduate education at both the departmental and university level.

Habitat for Humanity International Inc. (“Habitat”), a Georgia nonprofit corporation, is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all walks of life to work together in partnership to help build houses with families in need. The University of Cincinnati (the “chapter”) has been set up to assist Habitat by working with a local affiliate and with Habitat’s international headquarters to carry out the mission and principles of Habitat for Humanity.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world's largest technical professional society. Founded in 1884 by a handful of practitioners of the new electrical engineering discipline, today's Institute is comprised of more than 320,000 members who conduct and participate in its activities in 152 countries. The men and women of the IEEE are the technical and scientific professionals making the revolutionary engineering advances which are reshaping our world today.

LEAP (Leaders for Environmental Awareness & Protection) is a student organization at the University of Cincinnati that aims to create alliances and unite student leaders with diverse backgrounds, interests, and talents with faculty and local environment.

Sigma Lambda Chi is the society that offers students the opportunity to be recognized locally and internationally for their academic accomplishments as a construction major.

More than 75,000 engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 97 countries form our network of members who share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems.

This organization aims to provide environmental services to UC and the surrounding community. Open to all interested in the field of environmental engineering, members will receive opportunities for networking and academic and professional development.

An organization dedicated to helping Hispanic students pursue degrees in the STEM field by providing a network of mentors, tutors, and a sense of Familia.

To promote scientific and engineering knowledge relating to plastics and advancing the professional and academic careers of students in the study of polymers and plastics through professional and social events.

The Society of Women Engineers stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders; expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life; and demonstrates the value of diversity.

A professional student group that promotes and encourages the profession of structural engineering by hosting speakers, tours, and events.

The SEDS promotes the science and technology of space exploration through undergraduate engineering competitions and educational outreach.

Theta Tau is the oldest and largest professional engineering fraternity in the nation. Theta Tau welcomes men and women in all engineering disciplines. Our Chapter was founded on May 22, 1999 and we are the largest professional engineering fraternity on campus. As a member, you will experience the brotherhood and philanthropy aspects of social fraternities, while also benefiting from professional development - guest speakers and plant tours.

A combined student chapter for the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and Water Environment Federation (WEF), both of which are dedicated to improving public health through finding solutions for drinking water and wastewater treatment. Students have the opportunity to interact with more than 80,000 professionals in our industry.