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Student Organizations

MBE students are encouraged to participate in activities beyond the classroom. Following are some of the student organizations that may be of interest. Additional details on contacts, advisors and activities can be found at

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Student Branch (AIAA)
We are the Boise State Student Chapter of AIAA or the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. This means that the opportunities available to AIAA Student Members is unparalleled in this field. Anything and everything from student projects on campus to technical workshops across the country or even writing competitions regarding aerospace policy. Whatever your interest is in the aerospace industry or even if you aren’t interested in the aerospace industry, AIAA has opportunities for you! Join us and see what we have to offer! Advisor is Inanc Senocak. For more information, contact Alex Holt (

Boise State BroncoWorks (BroncoWorks)
Boise State BroncoWorks is a club to allow engineers the freedom and support to pursue technical projects that interest them. It is a way for students to gain valuable experience in project management, interdisciplinary teamwork, engineering design and prototyping practices. Advisor is Dr. Don Plumlee. Contact Kahlil Williams ( for more information.

Green Energy Education Club (GEEC)
This club, previously known as Greenspeed, is geared to expose students to real world problems and projects related to “green” energy applications. Our projects are designed to challenge the knowledge of members, as well as allow them to learn new things that they may not teach in school. We are open to creative minds and new ideas from students of ANY major, and are encouraging of new project ideas for our club. We want this be an opportunity for students to take control of their education and learn through hands-on projects of their own design. Advisor is Dave Estrada. Contact Wes Butler ( for more information.

Integrated Engineering Solutions Club of Boise State University (IESC)
The Integrated Engineering Solutions Club of Boise State University is dedicated to helping improve the quality of life of members of the community through the engineering design process and to provide a positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop engineering skills. Advisor is Dr. Carol Sevier. For more information, contact Azamat (Aza) Tulepbergenov ( or IESC (

Mechanical Engineering Club (ME Club)
The Mechanical Engineering Club is the student chapter of the Treasure Valley ASME organization. The Club hosts talks and updates students about happenings in the College as well as facilitating the SAE Aerodesign and SAE Baja competitions here at Boise State! The advisor is Dr. James Ferguson. For more information, contact Jennifer Finkbeiner ( or ASME Chapter (

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE-BSU)
The mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers that excell academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community! Advisor is Francisco Salinas. For more information, contact Prince Kannah (

Phi Sigma Rho (PHI RHO)
Phi Sigma Rho is a sorority for women in engineering and technical science majors. We are a group of women who want to succeed academically but are also interested in the social aspects of a traditional sorority. In other words, its the best mix of school and sorority life for women in engineering and technical science majors. Eligible majors include: Chemistry, Civil Engineering. Computer Science, Construction Management, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kinesiology with a Biomedical emphasis, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Physics. Advisor is Lynn Olson. For more information, contact Sierra Ludwig ( or Phi Sigma Rho (

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Mission: SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. Vision: SHPE’s vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Advisor is David Estrada. For more information, contact Tarcicio Hernandez (

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The Society of Women Engineers supports, encourages, and empowers women to achieve their aspirations in their journeys as engineers and leaders. Advisor is Lynn Olson. For more information, contact Jillian Helms (

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society (TBP)
Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation’s second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges. Advisor is Dr. Janet Callahan. For more information, contact Lacie Rasley ( or

Microgravity University Team
The Microgravity University Team seeks highly motivated junior and senior undergraduates who are studying computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, biology, biochemistry or education. Advisor is Elisa Barney Smith (

Study Abroad:
Boise State often has opportunities for students who wish to study in other nations. Please follow this link for more information:  International Learning Opportunities – Prospective Students