Clubs & Organizations

The J. B. Speed School of Engineering, recognizing the importance of the well-rounded person, encourages students to take part in extracurricular activities at the University. To that end, the student government, recognized student organizations (RSO's), and professional honor societies provide rich and varied opportunities to the student.  The student chapters of the national and local professional societies represent the various engineering disciplines and constituencies of the school.

Student GovernmentsFaculty AdvisorStudent Officer/Rep

Speed School Student Council

The mission of the Speed School Student Council is to act as the official organization of the Student Body of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering and to serve as a liaison between students, faculty, and alumni of the University of Louisville.

Jerry Willing
(502) 852-7860
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Tyler Poteet
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Student Government Association
RSO'sFaculty AdvisorStudent Officer/Rep
American Institution of Chemical Engineers
Focuses on exposure to the chemical engineering field and support among students.
Jim Watters
(502) 852-0802
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American Society of Civil Engineers / Society of American Military Engineers
Our Chapter is student led with 6 officers from the Civil Engineering Department. We are involved with multiple other collegiate, philanthropic, and professional Engineering groups. Joining ASCE/SAME is a great opportunity to meet and learn from other engineering students, meet members of Engineering faculty and graduated professional engineers, compete in Engineering competitions, and more. Mission: To enhance our members collegiate experience and professional knowledge by providing technical presentations, academic field trips, community service events, networking events, social activities, and scholarship opportunities.

Tom Rockaway
(502) 852-3272
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American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI)
ASEI UofL Chapter is committed to promote STEM Intiatives and make a difference in the lives of upcoming young engineers. Experience career advancement and technology exchange. We provide young engineers with networking, events, projects, internships, research, and elite conventions.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning EngineersEllen Brehob
(502) 852-7825
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American Society of Mechanical EngineersThomas Berfield
(502) 852-7173
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Association for Computing Machinery Adrian Lauf
(502) 852-0091
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Biomedical Engineering Society Keith Sharp
(502) 852-7280
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Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association (CHEGSA)
The purpose of this organization is to:

  • Provide a forum of communication between graduate students of chemical engineering and their faculty, the general graduate student population and the university administration.
  • To ease the transition of new graduate students into the Chemical Engineering (ChE) curriculum.
  • To allow for social interaction between graduate students and alumni.
  • To spread information of research and research facilities at U of L to other students nationwide and industry.
Jerry Willing
(502) 852-7860
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Engineers Without BordersKeith Sharp
(502) 852-7280
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Human Factors & Ergonomics SocietyJason Saleem
(502) 852-2274
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Institute of Electrical & Electronic EngineersJohn Naber
(502) 852-7910
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Institute of Industrial EngineersJohn Usher
(502) 852-0085
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Institute for Operations Research and Management ScienceLihui Bai
(502) 852-1416
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National Society of Black Engineers Delaina Amos
(502) 852-0440
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Phi Sigma RhoKarla Welch
(502) 852-3622
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Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Club (RE3)John Naber
(502) 852-7910
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Society of Automotive Engineers Keith Sharp
(502) 852-7280
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Society of Hispanic Professional EngineersMary Andrade
(502) 852-3196

Society of Women Engineers Patricia Soucy
(502) 852-0440
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Student AmbassadorsTom Brammer
(502) 852-0398
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Triangle Fraternity
University Student Launch Initiative Team (River City Rocketry)
This team competes in the annual NASA University Student Launch Initiative competition. Teams design, document and build an advanced high powered rocket to reach 5,280 feet altitude while taking a wide array of atmospheric data readings and including custom designed payloads. Last year's team designed a rocket with an Autonomous Recovery System, set to guide the rocket's parachute back to a designated home location.
Yongsheng Lian
(502) 852-0804
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U of L RSO's
RSO Guidelines & Application
Honor SocietiesFaculty AdvisorStudent Officer/Rep
Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial)Dr. Jason Saleem
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Chi Epsilon (Civil)Nageshwar Bhaskar
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Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical)James Graham
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Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical)Roger Bradshaw
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Sigma Xi (Scientific Research) TBA
Tau Beta Pi (Engineering)Larry Tyler
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Patricia Ralston
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Jerry Willing
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Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computing)Eric Rouchka
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Updated: 9/08/2016