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University of California, Berkeley - 2012

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Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Black Engineering and Science Students Association (BESSA)
  • Black Graduate Engineering and Science Students (BGESS)
  • Graduate Women of Engineering (GWE)
  • Hispanic Engineers and Scientists (HES)
  • Jews in Engineering (JEWSE)
  • Latino/Latina Assoc. of Graduate Science and Engineering Students (LAGSES)
  • Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM)
  • Pilipino Associaion of Scientists, Architects & Eng. (PASAE)
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • Women in Computer Science & Eng (WICSE)

Other Student Support Programs

The College of Engineering provides support services and programs for students historically underrepresented in the field of engineering. The Pre-Engineering Program (PREP) is a ten-day intensive program prior to the start of the academic year for new first year students who are underrepresented, first generation, and from low income backgrounds. PREP is designed to give students the preparation they need in math, physics, and chemistry to be successful in engineering. It also provides information about studying skills, time management, and university and college resources and helps them connect with student mentors, staff and faculty. The Multicultural Engineering Program's Academic Learning Center provides free tutoring to undergraduate students in both lower division gateway and upper division engineering courses. The staff of Engineering Student Services also provides support and advising for the college's underrepresented engineering student organizations and coordinates educational workshops and networking ssessions for underrepresented students.

:::::::::::: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Purpose: Chemical Engineering organization to assist chemical engineers in their professional/personal endevours.

Association for Muslim Professional Development (AMPD) (AMPD)
Purpose: The Association for Muslim Professional Development of UC-Berkeley is a student organization dedicated to preparing Muslim students for careers in industry; through networking, information workshops, and personalized coaching; attempting to facilitate awareness and access to professional internships and vocations. These include, but are not limited to the professional arenas of finance, medicine, engineering, consulting, sales and marketing, research, law and academics. We are open to ALL majors looking to prepare themselves for the job market. AMPD was previously known as MBSA, the Muslim Business Students' Association. (est. 2005)

Berkeley Nanotechnology Club (BNC)
Purpose: The Berkeley Nanotechnology Club fosters and promotes information exchange and entrepreneurship opportunities for Berkeley students and alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Berkeley Nanotechnology Club is a nonprofit association.

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Purpose: To provide valuable information too all those interested in Biotech

Black Engineering and Science Students Association (BESSA)
Purpose: The mission of this student chapter of the professional organization is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, suceed professionally and positively impact the community.

Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Committee (ChemE GSAC) (GSAC)
Purpose: The objective of this Committee shall be to recognize and promote professional service in Chemical Engineering.

Electrical Engineering Graduate Student Association (EEGSA)
Purpose: The purpose of the Electrical Engineering Graduate Student Association (EEGSA) is as follows: 1. Provide a forum to discuss concerns and issues concerning the graduate students influenced by the Electrical Engineering Department, including limited service as a liaison if an issue between the Department and the Student arises. 2. To improve the general well-being of Electrical Engineering graduate students, staff, faculty and graduate students being advised or co-advised by an Electrical Engineering faculty.

Berkeley Engineers and Mentors (BEAM)
Purpose: Berkeley Engineers and Mentors is a new collaborative organization created to provide students at low-income background and afterschool programs with engaging engineering activities that stimulate their interest in pursuing careers in math, science and engineering. UC Berkeley students volunteer their time mentoring younger students, learning about science education, and building relationships with their mentees.

Engineers For A Sustainable World -Berkeley (ESW-B )
Purpose: Provide a forum for students, faculty, professionals and community members both here and internationally to learn about and critically evaluate sustainable and appropriate engineering solutions; Coordinate collaborations between volunteers from all disciplines and underserved communities to address technical problems....; Promote awareness of worldwide development issues in the UCB campus community and facilitate research on issues relevant to the engineering needs of underserved populations.

Engineering Student Joint Council (ESC)
Purpose: To increase participation of engineers in engineering society as well as foster a sense of camaraderie between engineering students

Engineers Without Borders at Berkeley (EWB)
Purpose: The UC Berkeley Chapter of Engineers Without Borders partners with developing communities to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally sustainable, equitable, and economical engineering projects while developing socially and environmentally conscious engineering students. Our chapter offers the opportunity to enhance many attributes critical to successful engineering practice, including team work, problem solving, and creativity. Furthermore, EWB at Berkeley allows Cal engineers to utilize and expand their engineering skills for a meaningful, moral purpose.

Graduate Women of Engineering (GWE)
Purpose: Support women pursuing their Graduate studies in Mechanical, Nuclear, Industrial and Bioengineering

Material Science and Engineering Association (MSEA)
Purpose: To foster an atmosphere of friendship and intellectual exchange in the materials science and engineering community.

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Council (MEGSCo)
Purpose: To promote community among all graduate students in the dept. of Mechanical Engineering; We serve to address specific problems and concerns regarding academic, policy and research related requirements and practices, building facilities and equipment, and overall quality of life issues; and then make appropriate recommendations for change and improvement to the faculty and administrators.

Society of Engineering Sciences (SES)
Purpose: Our organization seeks to encourage a sense of community among students in the Engineering Science discipline, to advise and provide academic support to those students in Engineering without a declared major, and to stand a representative of Engineering Science to the University of California - Berkeley, the local community, and the world at large.