Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and Organizations

Cal State LA, College of ECST  has an array of opportunities for students to get involved, explore new interests, and have fun. Joining a student club or organization is a great way to develop as leaders and make a positive impact in the community and beyond. Take a look at the list below and contact the organization directly to start your adventure. 

AAAE American Association of Airport Executives

ACM Association for Computing Machinery

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.

ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers 

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a professional body founded in 1852 to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. It is the oldest national engineering society in the United States. ASCE's vision is to have engineers positioned as global leaders who strive toward building a better quality of life. Its world headquarters is in Reston, Virginia.

ASME The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a non-profit organization founded in 1880 nationwide, and a student chapter was recently established at California State University Los Angeles in 2005. ASME is a multidisciplinary engineering organization that empowers students to succeed in their careers by providing an opportunity for professional growth, networking, and hands-on learning experience.


The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) chapter was established at Cal State LA in 2009 and has been a hub for students interested in the Biomedical Engineering field. The organization runs career development events with speakers from the biomedical industry, participate in Makeathon biomedical design competitions off-campus and runs workshops to give students skills to prototype medical devices and technology. The org has regularly sent members to the annual BMES conference to present findings from their research and projects. Learn more about the BMES student chapters.


"CubeSat" is a multidisciplinary organization focusing on developing new technology for space. Join to develop software skills such as MATLAB and Simulink and apply dynamics, controls, and aerospace knowledge to solve problems. The goal is to research and design a small satellite by applying hands-on experience and simulation modeling in a team setting. CubeSat technology allows creative minds to develop cost-effective ways toward space exploration, constellation exploration, and constructing swarm systems. Anyone who is interested in gaining research skills and aerospace experience is welcome to join.

IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a worldwide technical professional society devoted to advancing the application and theory of electrical, computer and electronics engineering. IEEE is the world's largest technical professional association, connecting more than 360,000 electrical engineers, scientists and professional members in approximately 175 countries with about 45,000 student members.

ITE Institute of Transportation Engineers

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is an international membership association of transportation professionals who work to improve mobility and safety for all transportation system users and help build smart and livable communities. Through its products and services, ITE promotes professional development and career advancement for its members, supports and encourages education, identifies necessary research, develops technical resources including standards and recommended practices, develops public awareness programs, and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information.

NSBE National Society of Black Engineers

NSBE's at Cal State L.A's goal is to expand our chapter membership, get involved in community action and enrichment and create an industry standard for black engineering, computer science, and technology students on our campus. As students, our commitment to community service is unyielding because we are the community. NSBE at Cal State L.A believes the future is in our control. Because of this we have and will continue to praise those who came before us and have succeeded in their academic pursuits and lift those in pursuit of scholastic excellence.

SAE FORMULA Society of Automotive Engineers Formula

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) is a professional organization for mobility engineering professionals in the aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicle industries. The Society is a standards development organization for the engineering of powered vehicles of all kinds, including cars, trucks, boats, aircraft, and others.

SAE BAJA Society of Automotive Engineers Baja

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) is a professional organization for mobility engineering professionals in the aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicle industries. The Society is a standards development organization for the engineering of powered vehicles of all kinds, including cars, trucks, boats, aircraft, and others.

SHESS/SHPE Society of Hispanic Engineers and Science Students

The Society of Hispanic Engineering and Science Students is part of the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology at California State University, Los Angeles. There are currently over 190 members in our organization with a range of fields such as Electrical, Mechanical and Civil Engineers, Computer Science and Chemistry as well as other math and science fields.

SWE Society of Women Engineers

The student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers at California State University, Los Angeles has existed for nearly 15 years. CSULA SWE shares all the views and objectives of its parent organization SWE. The Society of Women Engineers is a non-profit, educational service organization.


The Makers Club is an organization that welcomes students, from all majors, to engage with a community that encompasses a mindset of designing and manufacturing ideas into a reality. Here students are able to create or bring forth their designs and manufacture them through knowledge, hands on experience, and teamwork. These projects will also allow students to acquire new levels of knowledge through interacting with others - schoolmates, mentors, and professors. Furthermore, students will have access to the Makerspace where they will be equipped with the resources and skills necessary to create tangible results. Not only will students be invested in, but they will be able to utilize what they know/learn and pass it on to others. This organization not only helps with developing students for the future, but it helps make ideas into a reality. 

Tau Beta Pi The Engineering Honor Society

The Tau Beta Pi is the engineering honor society in the United States and the second oldest collegiate honor society in America. It honors engineering students who have shown a history of academic achievement as well as a commitment to personal and professional integrity. Email the Cal State LA, Tau Beta Pi for more information.