EECS Student Organizations
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EE Student Organizations
325 Cory Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Electrical Engineering Graduate Student Association is a service and social organization within the EECS department at U.C. Berkeley. They organize prelim review sessions, provide peer advising services, and assist with new student orientation. In an effort to promote communication and camaraderie within the department, they sponsor social activities such as the weekly coffee hours. EEGSA also sponsors occasional ice cream socials, wine and cheese parties, and dances.
246 Cory Hall, ieee@berkeley
We are the student chapter of IEEE at U.C. Berkeley. As an active organization on campus, we provide lab services, promote student professional awareness, participate in outreach programs, and serve as the backbone for student-industry networking in EECS. In addition to hosting industry events such as infosessions and the semi-annual Startup Fair, we plan social activities to maintain balance with the technical atmosphere.
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CS Student Organizations
The BERKE1337 Computer Security Team is a group of computer security enthusiasts at UC Berkeley. Our mission is to organize, hack, defend, and educate our members in the field of security with particular emphasis on understanding emerging technologies and developing practical security skills. We compete in many cyber security competitions such as CTFs and CCDC in order to fortify and practice our security knowledge in a safe and ethical way.
Blueprint's mission is to make beautiful engineering accessible and useful for those who create communities and promote public welfare. As a student organization on campus, we use technology to build applications and bring knowledge to local non-profit organizations that are making social change. We want to aid and be part of the group of community builders who are doing meaningful productive work. Each semester, teams of five students each work with these organizations to implement technologies for efficiency and accessibility. We are always looking for self-driven students, who like to learn new things and can bring their own expertise to the table!
Code the Change is an organization that empowers computer scientists to use their technical skills for social good through non-profit projects.
The Berkeley chapter consists of two divisions. Our DeCal program is intended for students with less experience in computer science; it offers them a chance to learn web development while working on a project for a nonprofit organization. Our other division is comprised of project teams, which work on more challenging projects for nonprofits.
Join the members only mailing list by sending an email to email@example.com with the following subject:
The CSGE (Computer Science Graduate Entrepreneurs) is an organization for graduate students, alumni, and faculty of the Computer Science department at UC Berkeley. Our vision is a thriving culture of entrepreneurship in the department producing the world's most influential startups and entrepreneurs. We work toward this goal by collecting and transferring ideas, experience, and connections from generation to generation of entrepreneurial Berkeley EECS graduate students and alumni.
The Computer Science Graduate Student Association is the only student-run organization serving the CS graduate student community at Berkeley. The CSGSA sponsors orientation programs for new students, a number of academic and administrative services, and hosts a variety of social events throughout the year.
CS KickStart is a one week introductory class in computer science designed for incoming freshman women at UC Berkeley. Participants learn how to program, learn about the different areas of computer science, and meet other computer science students.
CSM offers an open and inclusive community space for students in computer science to receive individualized academic and social support. We coordinate various events, provide supplementary courses, and tutoring opportunities.
343 Soda Hall, 642-7453,
The CSUA is dedicated to representing the undergraduate computer science student body and associates to the University of California at Berkeley, its representatives, and other related organizations; to provide a forum for the social and academic interaction of persons involved in computer science; to promote knowledge in the computer sciences; and to raise funds for the accomplishment of these goals.
Hackers at Berkeley is an organization that fosters a culture of creation at Berkeley. It strives to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of its members in all fields, particularly in software engineering, and to advance the art of ethical software development.
Cal Hacks organizes and runs large-scale computer science and technology entrepreneurship related events
6A Hearst Gym, firstname.lastname@example.org
The OCF is a student-run, student-funded organization and is dedicated to free computing for all University of California at Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. The mission of the OCF is to provide an environment where no member of Berkeley's campus community is denied the computer resources he or she seeks, to appeal to all members of the Berkeley campus community with unsatisfied computing needs, and to provide a place for those interested in computing so that they can fully explore that interest.
The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Graphics Group is a casual bunch of students at Berkeley who want to introduce our fellow students to the process of producing a 3D animated short film. The course is offered through Democratic Education at Cal.
Give students interested in theoretical computing the resources to better their knowledge and interact with students with similar interests.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) Computer Science Honor Society
345 Soda Hall, (510) 642-9952, email@example.com
Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the first and only international honor society for the Computing Sciences. The Nu chapter of UPE at UC Berkeley was founded in 1995 and continues to serve Computer Science undergraduate students in the College of Letters and Science. We are committed in promoting more social interaction and communication, and relationship between undergraduate students, faculty, and industry in the computing discipline. We identify with academic excellence, and work to assist undergraduate computer science students with opportunities which are otherwise not available in the curriculum. We offer assistance in lower-division labs, luncheons with faculty members, info-sessions from the industry, and a variety of social events every semester.
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EECS Student Organizations
286 Cory Hall, aweberkeley@gmail
Formerly known as AUWICSEE.
AWE is an organization at UC Berkeley that supports fellow undergraduate women interested in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering in all aspects. AWE hosts various academic, social, and outreach events throughout the academic year.
Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) EECS Honor Society
290 Cory Hall, 510-642-7346
345 Soda Hall, (510) 642-9952
Eta Kappa Nu
is the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
honor society. The Berkeley (Mu) chapter is among the most active
engineering societies at Cal, providing a variety of services to the
students and staff at Berkeley. We offer free drop-in tutoring in both of
our offices, 345 Soda and 290 Cory, from 11am to 5pm Mondays through
Fridays. Many resources can be found on our website, such as course guides,
an archive of past examinations, and semesterly evaluations of all EECS
classes. Besides activities on campus, HKN also helps with many community
service events to give back to the surrounding neighborhood. In addition,
HKN has a long history of assisting companies in coordinating infosessions
and career fairs. Membership in Eta Kappa Nu is extended to the top fourth
of the junior class and the top third of the senior class in the EECS
We are hosting the IEEE-HKN national conference in March 2015. The sponsoring company will be featured at our event and on our promotional material, and will get a chance to network with top EE and CS students from all over the nation. Find out more from IEEE’s website, and view our sponsorship package here: tinyurl.com/sponsorhknslc2015. Contact Andrew Fang (Sponsorship Chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot by January 15th.All the proceeds will be handled by IEEE-HKN, and will be used to fund this event. The IEEE W9 form can be provided upon request.
QICSE is the organization of queer graduate students in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. QICSE is a social group that supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning, or queer grad students and their allies within the EECS department by offering them opportunities to connect to each other and with the broader campus community.
WICSE is an organization for all women graduate students in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of California in Berkeley. They meet every Friday at noon for lunch, publish a weekly electronic newsletter, and maintain several ongoing projects such as running a Big Sister program for new women grad students, developing a parental leave policy for grad students, and sponsoring lecture series.
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Computer and Engineering-related Campus Student Organizations
AISES aims to increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science, and other related technology disciplines
BEAM is a group of engineering and science students at UC Berkeley that develops and teaches hands-on lesson plans at K-12 schools in the East Bay. We train college students to be effective mentors, role models, and leaders in their community. As students ourselves, we understand that the best way to learn is to teach. Berkeley students earn course credit while improving their mentoring skills.
360 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, berkeley.innovation@gmail
Berkeley Innovation is a non-profit multidisciplinary group of students with one purpose: to produce innovation through creativity and teamwork. It is our belief that with our diverse backgrounds we form a broad base of knowledge from which we can cross-pollinate ideas to provide design solutions to improve student lives in and around Berkeley.
The Berkeley Nano Club fosters and promotes information exchange and entrepreneurship opportunities for Berkeley students and alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area. The club supports the ethical invention, development and implementation of novel nanotechnologies by facilitating discussion amongst the present and future leaders of technical industries.
The Berkeley Science Review is a graduate student-run magazine that aims to highlight the groundbreaking research occurring at UC Berkeley in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, from biology to physics to computer science.
The Bitcoin Association of Berkeley is dedicated to supporting the Bitcoin community in Berkeley and the East Bay, and serving as the nexus of Bitcoin-related activity at Cal. Through events and initiatives we connect the Berkeley community to the wider Bitcoin ecosystem. We support research, projects, and other Bitcoin-related activities.
230 Bechtel Engineering Center, ucberkeleybessa@gmail
The Black Engineering and Science Students Association (BESSA) is a student run, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide academic, social, and community support. The organization provides programs that encourage academic excellence, personal growth, and a commitment to the minority community.
Black Graduate Engineering and Science Students Association (BGESS)
282 Cory Hall, (510) 643-2026, email@example.com
BGESS was founded in 1987 by a group of African American graduate students enrolled at U.C. Berkeley. BGESS has dedicated itself to the nurturing of academic and social support systems for students of African Heritage, whose contributions to the fields of Graduate Engineering and Physical Sciences have been historically underrepresented or denied. They provide information about applying to Cal, historic contributions by Black scientists and engineers, and the Future Black Faculty Database.
316 Eshleman, BTA Officers
Formerly the Computer Science and Business Association (CSBA), the Business and Technology Association promotes the ideal of bringing business and technology together. Some events and projects include the Entrepreneur Forum, the Berkeley Book Exchange (now known as ComeGetUsed), BTA Rentals, our annual Technology Exposition, and much more. The group is continuously looking for new members and ideas that explore the opportunities of business and technology in the modern world.
(408) 337-CL4K (2545), cl4k-contact [at] CL4K.org
Computer Literacy 4 Kids (CL4K), Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in the year 2000 to provide donated computers, hardware, and software directly to nearby high schools and middle schools. Donated money is used to purchase computer-related items needed by area youths.
The Design Engineering Collaborative aims to tap into Berkeley's vast human resource pool through the implementation of an open design center. Within the framework of a highly creative approach to innovation and design, the collaborative serves as a launch pad for ideas and creativity outside of the everyday classroom environment.
This organization aims at providing people with disability with assistive technologies. These assistive technologies will be investigated, designed, and, if needed, prototyped by students interested in real world design.
E4K is an annual one-day outreach event hosted on the campus of UC Berkeley. We invite roughly 400 local elementary students here for an exciting day of science activities, demonstrations, and lab tours. The goal is to expose underprivileged and under-represented children to science and engineering at a young age in order to persuade them to pursue a technical degree in the future. The Engineering for Kids Day Planning Committee is comprised of UC Berkeley Engineering undergraduates from all different fields of Engineering.
Formerly Engineers Joint Council (EJC)
220 Bechtel Engineering Center, (510) 642-2420, firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of the Engineering Student Council is to represent the engineering student body; support engineering societies in reaching their full potential; and promote a diverse community through successful collaboration between students, faculty, societies, and the College of Engineering.
The EWH chapter at UC Berkeley launched in the Fall of 2007 with the energy and passion of several engineering students. This chapter will commit the talents of the diverse students here at Cal to provide medical equipment and support to the underdeveloped world. As a community, we strive to give back to the world, to UC Berkeley, and improve the engineering and biological science experience here at Cal.
The mission of the Expanding Your Horizons Network is to encourage young women to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. Through our programs, we provide STEM role models and hands-on activities for middle and high school girls. Our ultimate goal is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st Century challenges.
The Graduate Women of Engineering, or GWE (formerly known as the Graduate Women of Etcheverry) are a group of graduate engineering students from all engineering disciplines at the University of California, Berkeley. Our primary purpose is to support female graduate students in all their engineering endeavors.
104 Naval Architecture Building, (510) 643-8416, email@example.com
The Society of Hispanic Engineers and Scientists fosters career opportunities for Hispanic engineering and science students through contacts with representatives of government and industry. They host a career fair and an intramural soccer team, and provide information about the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Region 1.
Founded in 1948, the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience is an international network that coordinates on-the-job training for students in technical fields such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, natural/physical sciences, architecture, and agricultural science. IAESTE United States has represented IAESTE in America since 1950.
JEWSE of the University of California, Berkeley is determined to motivate its members to reach their full potential as engineers and leaders, to provide a venue for Jewish engineering students to embrace their religion, culture, and heritage, and to help these students immerse themselves in the values and lessons contained therein. This multi-faceted mission will seek to create well-rounded engineering leaders who will also be the Jewish community leaders of tomorrow.
104 Naval Architecture Building, LAGSES.outreach@gmail
LAGSES was founded in 1994 to provide solidarity and support for incoming and continuing Latino graduate students at the University of California at Berkeley. Their mission is to increase the Latino graduate student population at Berkeley while providing a communication network for that population.
Open Access Initiative at Berkeley (OA)
We meet in BiD (Berkeley Institute of Design)
Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access Initiative at Berkeley is working on promoting open access and open science. We are organizing events and developing software like Peer Library to make open access and open science happen.
ostem.berkeley@gmail, 120 Bechtel Monday 7pm to 8:30pm
We aim to unite the LGBTQQIA students studying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to foster a strong professional and social network and to promote LGBTQQIA awareness within the academic and professional communities. We are the active UC Berkeley chapter of the national oSTEM organization.
Phi Sigma Rho is a sorority for women in STEM. Through Phi Sigma Rho, our sisters develop the highest standard of personal integrity, strive for academic excellence, and build friendships that will last a lifetime.
Pioneers in Engineering is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) outreach group that seeks to create engaging STEM experiences for East Bay students that provide them with the tools, resources, guidance and inspiration to build their own future. PiE provides mentorship to students and also hosts an exciting robotics competition every spring.
220 Bechtel Engineering Center, (510) 642-2420, firstname.lastname@example.org
As we enter of the 21st century, many of the most pressing public policy issues have a strong science and technology component, such as:
- How can we develop clean sources of energy that reduce our dependence on Middle Eastern oil and the emission of greenhouse gases?
- Will the rapid proliferation of advanced biotechnologies increase the chance of biological attack against the United States?
- How can we use information technology to reduce medical errors and the administrative cost of our healthcare system?
- What are the social consequences of the development of personal genomics?
Our Chapter Goals are to recruit underrepresented undergraduate students into graduate school and careers in the sciences, and to retain underrepresented graduate students in graduate programs in the sciences.
SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. In addition to professional development, SASE also encourages members to contribute to the enhancement of the communities in which they live.
The members of FSAE design, fabricate, and compete with small formula-style race cars against other colleges from around the world. The FSAE set of rules is in place to test our engineering skills and creativity. During the competition the vehicles are judged in four different categories: static inspection, engineering design, solo performance trials, and high-performance track endurance. The event takes place at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan every second week in May.
131 Hesse Hall, swe.berkeley@gmail
Society of Women Engineers is a national nonprofit organization. Its objective is to encourage and empower women to reach their full potential as engineers. SWE strives to highlight the achievements and contributions of women as leaders and engineers.
It is composed of women and men, undergraduates
and graduates, from engineering, math, and science fields. They
have career guidance programs, social activities, community
service, workshops, and outreach programs.
They usually offer new events every semester.
Thank you for your interest in UC Berkeley SWE! We offer many opportunities for our corporate partners to get involved in the growing Cal SWE community. Please view a summary of our Corporate Package below (PDF) and email our VP of Corporate Relations if you have any questions or would like to participate in any of the events. See a list of our current sponsors here.
101 O'Brien Hall, email@example.com
Tau Beta Pi (TBP), founded in 1885 at Lehigh University, is the oldest and largest engineering honor society in the country. Since its inception in 1907, the UC Berkeley chapter has expanded to become the largest honor society in Berkeley engineering, despite having the most exclusive academic requirements to join. Our chapter provides a diverse set of resources for all students, including past exam files and course syllabi, resume critiques, mock interviews, and an online helpdesk for general questions. We have also created the robotics K-12 outreach program Pioneers in Engineering, which now consists of more than 80 members who volunteer to introduce underserved Bay Area high school students to science and technology. Our student taught course, E98: Surviving Berkeley Engineering, introduces more than 150 freshmen every fall to the tips and tricks they need to excel in Berkeley engineering.
With approximately 100 events every semester, our chapter provides a variety of opportunities to stress our goals of student development, community outreach, and academic accomplishment. Between social events, professional workshops, community service, info-sessions, and other professional events with companies, we ensure that our members are sufficiently prepared for a career following their undergraduate education.
By partnering with TBP, companies can recruit from TBP's membership and advertise to the audience of TBP's various well-used online services. Companies interested in TBP's sponsorship packages can visit https://tbp.berkeley.edu/partnership_program/ for further details.
Theta Tau is a professional co-ed engineering organization and our purpose is to develop and maintain a high standard of professional interest among our members. We engage engineering interest in the Berkeley community by hosting events such as Discovery Expo, a science fair for kids, and the Engineering Projects Showcase, a contest for Berkeley students demoing awesome side projects. Donations and sponsorships will go towards hosting infosessions and other recruiting opportunities, as well as running our semesterly events.
Building 460, University of California Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay (1301 South 46th St., Richmond, CA 94804), firstname.lastname@example.org
CalSol, the UC Berkeley Solar Vehicle Team, is a student-run organization that designs, builds, tests, and races solar vehicles capable of traveling at highway speeds. The group is home to dozens of engineers and scientists from a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from materials science, electrical, and mechanical engineering to computer science and physics. Students have specialties ranging from logistics and procurement to aerodynamically optimized advanced composites to signal and computer control of complex electrical power systems and data transmission. Hands-on experiences provide students with the opportunity to create complex systems that come together in the production of road-legal solar cars while also gaining exposure to project management and real-world engineering.
Through participation in solar races and alternative energy as well as community outreach events, the team also aims to raise awareness of solar energy while focusing on the engineering challenges inherent in solar vehicle technology.
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