Student Organizations

HESOAll students are encouraged to join UNM student organizations and their national affiliates because they offer valuable support, educational and professional opportunities, as well as social outlets. 

Students meet new friends and have fun, explore career options, and develop interpersonal skills. Students involved in organizations report that they are more marketable because employers consider their campus involvement and leadership experience.

See organizations affiliated with:

Organizations Affiliated with Engineering Student Services

Students don't have to be part of an ethnic or minority group to participate, and the organizations accept students from other schools and colleges.

  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
  • Hispanic Engineering and Science Organization (HESO)
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
  • Society for Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

For more information, contact Engineering Student Services at (505) 277-4354.

Organizations Affiliated with School of Engineering Departments


Chemical and Nuclear Engineering

  • American Nuclear Society (Contact: Dr. Robert Busch,
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Dirk,
  • Biomedical Engineering Society (Contact: Dr. Heather Canavan,

For more information, contact the ChNE department at (505) 277-3112.

Civil Engineering

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Associated General Contractors (AGC)
  • The Institute of Transportation Engineering (ITE)
  • A chapter of the national honorary society for civil engineering, Chi Epsilon
  • Student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

For more information, contact the CE department at (505) 277-2722.

Computer Science

  • Student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

For more information, contact the CS department at (505) 277-5431.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

For more information, contact the ECE department at (505) 277-2436.

Mechanical Engineering

  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • The student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
  • Pi Tau Sigma -- A national engineering honor society
  • MEGA -- Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association
  • Formula SAE -- The LOBO Motorsports Formula Society of Automotive Engineers

For more information, contact the ME department at (505) 277-2761.

UNM Student Organizations

For a complete list of student organizations at UNM, see the UNM Student Activities web page: