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

The American Association of Airport Executives is to aid organizational members in furthering their careers and to prepare students to make effective contributions to the aviation industry through internships, seminars, airport tours, guest speakers, and other activities. To establish and develop interchange of information and experience in the development, maintenance, and operations of airports with the national organization and with other Student Chapters. To encourage professionalism in the administration of airports through the acquisition of knowledge. To establish both social and business relationships with people in the field of airport management and its allied professions. To represent airports and the airport management profession and to cooperate with other on-campus organizations for the general benefit of aviation. Click to learn more about AAAE.

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. Click to learn more about ACM.

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. Click to learn more about ASCE.

AISC American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) is a non-profit organization established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC provides a complimentary resource for design and construction professions such as steel fabricators, architects, owners, developers, and other construction professionals. The organization gives students the opportunity to design and fabricate a steel bridge. Click for more information on AISC.

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. Click for more information on ASME.

BMES Biomedical Engineering Society

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. Click to learn more about BMES or visit https://www.calstatela.edu/ecst/biomedical-engineering.

ERSEDS Eagle Rocketry-Students for the Development of Space

A local chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)—'an international student organization whose purpose is to promote space exploration and development through educational and engineering projects. Currently, our main project is to build a 13-foot rocket to go 30,000 feet. Click for more information on the ERSEDS club to visit the website. Learn more about SEDS National by visiting https://seds.org.

ETA KAPPA NU Electrical Engineering Honor Society

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (stylized "IEEE-HKN") is the honor society of IEEE and is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the IEEE-designated fields of interest. Through a variety of service programs and leadership training, our members develop lifelong skills that earn them prominent positions in industry, academia, and the community. Founded more than 100 years ago to acknowledge ingenuity and innovation in electrical engineering students, IEEE-HKN today is still dedicated to fostering scholarship, leadership, and service in both engineering students and professional members. The Epsilon Nu Chapter was established at California State University, Los Angeles, on May 14, 1966. Email Eta Kappa Nu for more information.

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. Click to learn more about IEEE.

CUBESAT

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. Click to learn more about CubSat.

ITE Institute of Transportation Engineers

NSBE at Cal State LA'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 LA 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. Click to learn more about NSBE.

MAKERS CLUB

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. Click to learn more about the Makers Club.

NSBE National Society of Black Engineers

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1975. It supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology.  NSBE’s mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community." NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring, career placement services, community service opportunities, and more. Learn more about NSBE. Contact NSBE at Cal State LA [email protected]. Follow NSBE at Cal State LA on Instagram.

ROBOSUB Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (RoboSub)

The RoboSub team at California State University, Los Angeles is an engineering team that builds autonomous submarine vehicles each year for the international RoboSub competition. Members have the opportunity to design advanced robotics systems and work on an interdisciplinary project to gain experience working with a team. The competition is held annually at the end of July at the Transducer Evaluation Center (TRANSDEC) in San Diego. The competition consists of a set of obstacles arranged in the TRANSDEC pool that each team's submarine must navigate autonomously. Students working on the RoboSub project gain valuable teamwork and engineering skills while forming connections with other like-minded students. Click for more information on RoboSub.

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. Click to learn more about SAE Baja.

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. Click to learn more about SAE Formula.

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. Click to learn more about SHESS/SHPE.

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. Cal State LA SWE shares all the views and objectives of its parent organization SWE. The Society of Women Engineers is a non-profit, educational service organization. Click to learn more about SWE.

TAU BETA PI The Engineering Honor Society

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 Click for more information on Tau Beta Pi.

Club + Orgs Resources

Center of Student Involvement

CSI promotes and supports student-led clubs and organizations on campus. All clubs and organizations need to register and provide updated contact information to CSI.

Associated Student, Inc.

ASI provides an official voice through which student opinions are expressed and a steward of student funds. ECST ASI representatives:

ECST Student Engagement

The ECST Student Engagement office is here to support ECST organizations and clubs.