STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: MEP has four student organizations, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers(SHPE), and Lambda Psi Honorary. These four organizations work in cooperation with the MEP Office to promote collaborative learning and professional development through peer support activities that enhance the academic, professional and social environment of their members.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is an engineering organization whose mission is to nurture building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. AISES' ultimate goal is to be a catalyst for the advancement of American Indians and Native Alaskans as they seek to become self-reliant and self-determined members of society. Activities include professional and career development seminars, cultural awareness activities, annual field trip to the Octagon Earthworks, social events, and attending regional and national conferences.
2017-2018 President: Kayla Boggess
Lambda Psi Honorary is an undergraduate engineering honorary which targets underrepresented minorities within the College of Engineering. The organization’s mission is to promote and achieve the highest level of academic excellence. Activities include professional development workshops, dinner and discussion sessions with faculty, undergraduate research seminars, hosting of STEM Fest (a pre-college outreach event for all of the STEM Clubs in the Columbus City Schools), end of semester Finals Study Marathons, and social events.
2017-2018 President: Paloma Cooper
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) at Ohio State is dedicated to increasing the number of culturally responsible black engineers. Members are encouraged to excel academically, succeed professionally, and make a positive impact upon our community. Activities include study tables, professional development workshops, motivational speaker events, pre-college activities, community service and attending regional and national conferences.
2017-2018 President: DeMario Webb
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is devoted to the promotion and advancement of Hispanic students in engineering, architecture, and other technical sciences. Activities include community outreach programs such as STEM Challenge and Noche de Ciencias, academic and professional development workshops, and social events. Members can also attend national and regional conferences where they can meet Hispanic professionals and make contacts for future co-op and internship opportunities.
2017-2018 President: Nicolas Fernandez
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