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 Governments

Faculty 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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Brooke Barrow
Email Student Council President
Student Government Association

RSO's

Faculty 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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Deanna Gilliam

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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.
Sundar Atre

Kishan Patel

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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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Tyler Ault

Email Speed ACM President

Biomedical Engineering Society

Lubna Hindi

Email Lubna Hindi

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 BordersMark French
(502) 852-0144
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Samantha Stanton

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Institute of Electrical & Electronic EngineersAndre Faul
(502) 852-7910
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William Funke

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Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers

Erin Gerber
(502) 852-0401
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Megan Ridenour

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Institute for Operations Research and Management ScienceLihui Bai
(502) 852-1416
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National Society of Black Engineers Erica Gray
(502) 852-0348
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Akram Abdulle

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Phi Sigma RhoKarla Welch
(502) 852-3622
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Rebekah Taylor

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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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Clay Rossman
Society of Hispanic Professional EngineersMary Andrade
(502) 852-3196

Society of Women EngineersPatricia Soucy
(502) 852-0440
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Laura Edkins

Email Laura Edkins

Student AmbassadorsTom Brammer
(502) 852-0398
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Speed Spectrum

Natalie Oliner
(502) 852-1229
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Celeste Atchison
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Triangle Fraternity

Wathen Young

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Competitive Teams

BajaKeith Sharp
502/852-7280
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DerbyHacksAdrian Lauf
502/852-0091
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FormulaGary Osborne
502/852-6334
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Redbird RoboticsTamer Inanc
502/852-7508
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Alex Bennett & Alex Rickert
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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Gabe Collins, Maria Exeler
U of L RSO's
RSO Guidelines & Application

Honor Societies

Faculty AdvisorStudent Officer/Rep
Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial)Dr. Jason Saleem
852-2274
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Allie Lloyd

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Chi Epsilon (Civil)Nageshwar Bhaskar
852-4547
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Austin Connor

Email Austin Connor

Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical)James Graham
852-0475
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Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical)Roger Bradshaw
852-6099
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Sigma Xi (Scientific Research) TBA
Tau Beta Pi (Engineering)Larry Tyler
852-0466
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Patricia Ralston
852-0479
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Jerry Willing
852-7860
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Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computing)Eric Rouchka
852-1695
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Updated: 08/07/2017