Activities & Organizations
The Department of Department of Biomedical Engineering hosts a number of student activities and chapters of national engineering societies.
AOE (Alpha Omega Epsilon)
GW Chapter's Website: http://studentorgs.gwu.edu/aoe
Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority composed of female engineering students and alumnae. The sorority was founded on November 13, 1983, and four months later, on March 22, 1984, became a recognized organization on the Marquette University Campus. The idea of uniting female engineers of all curricula spread to other campuses. As a result, we have twenty chapters.
BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society)
The Mission of the BMES is to build and support the biomedical engineering community, locally, nationally and internationally, with activities designed to communicate recent advances, discoveries, and inventions; promote education and professional development; and integrate the perspectives of the academic, medical, governmental, and business sectors.
EWB (Engineers Without Borders)
GW Chapter's Website: http://studentorgs.gwu.edu/ewb
National Organization: http://www.ewb-international.org
Engineers Without Borders is an international, non-profit organization that partners student engineers with professional engineering mentors to create sustainable, technological solutions for communities in the developing world.
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
GWU IEEE Student Branch Counselor: Dr. Kyriakopoulos
Local Branch: http://studentorgs.gwu.edu/~ieee
National Organization: http://www.ieee.org
The IEEE is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 377,000 individual members in 150 countries. Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others.
NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers)
GW Chapter's Website: http://studentorgs.gwu.edu/~nsbe
National Organization: http://www.nsbe.org
NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.” The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), with more than 24,000 members, is one of the largest student-managed organizations in the country. NSBE is comprised of more than 270 chapters on college and university campuses, 75 Alumni Extension chapters nationwide and 75 Pre-College chapters.
SWE (Society of Women Engineers)
National Organization: http://www.swe.org
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.
Tau Beta Pi (The Engineering Honor Society)
National Organization: http://www.tbp.org
Tau Beta Pi was formed to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges and to mark in a fitting way those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater, based on either distinguished scholarship and exemplary character (e.g., integrity, breadth of interests in and out of engineering, adaptability, and unselfish service) as students of engineering, or based on their attainments as alumni in the engineering field.
Theta Tau (Professional Engineering Fraternity)
National Organization: http://www.thetatau.org
Founded at the University of Minnesota in 1904, Theta Tau is the largest (as well as the oldest) professional fraternity in the field of engineering. Over 28,000 have been initiated over the years. With emphasis on quality and a strong fraternal bond, the Fraternity has chapters only at ABET accredited schools. Theta Tau follows carefully a program in the selection and development of its members that stresses the importance of high professional ethics and exemplary practices. Within each chapter, the Fraternity stimulates professional activity and social compatibility; provides a framework for group participation in campus, community, engineering, and fraternity affairs; and promotes lasting friendships - a lifetime of brotherhood in an engineering environment.
The purpose of the GWU Robotics Group is to provide an outlet for those of the George Washington community interested in robotics. The group will provide its members hands-on opportunities that relate to robotics that include, but are not limited to, field trips, speakers, and activities. Our main mission in the meantime is to become experienced enough to go to robotics competitions of our choosing.