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Energy Clubs at Carnegie Mellon

Students across CMU are interested in energy-related issues, and there are many active student-run groups that provide outlets for them to further explore and discover. Below are just some of the clubs and student organizations with a presence at CMU:

Carnegie Mellon Racing (CMU’s chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers – SAE)

SAE teaches students skills beyond their rigorous curriculum at CMU by providing them with practical experience and integration with industry. SAE works as a team to design, build and race a formula race car in the Formula SAE Michigan competition each year. Learn more » 

Carnegie Mellon Solar Splash 

Carnegie Mellon Solar Splash is an undergraduate solar-electric boat team that competes in several events each year showcasing different aspects in the design and engineering of solar-electric boats. Learn more » 


CrossLink is an engineering graduate student group that aims to address important professional development needs of Ph.D. students, while simultaneously promoting regional development of the Pittsburgh region within industries employing engineering Ph.D. students. Learn more » 

Electric Vehicle Club

Electric Vehicle Club works with ChargeCar to perform gas-to-electric car conversions and assist with local high school and college programs involving electric vehicles.

Energy Club

The Energy Club strives to raise awareness of current energy issues, technologies, research at CMU, and industry practices through hosting various speakers and visiting sites to learn about real world practices. Learn more » 

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

The Carnegie Mellon chapter of Engineers Without Borders is part of a national, nonprofit organization with a network of over 1,000 professionals and students working to reduce poverty and improve global sustainability. The Carnegie Mellon Chapter of EWB-USA is involved with international community development projects in India and Ecuador and also conducts research through the university on topics relevant to sustainability. Learn more » 

Environment & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Graduate Student Chapter at CMU


  • Develop CMU students’ professional skills in the fields of sustainability and water resources engineering
  • Help CMU students access environmental engineering professionals in Pittsburgh
  • Improve communication between EWRI Pittsburgh chapter and CMU.
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Graduate Biomedical Engineering Society (GBMES)

Mission: To further the knowledge and networking opportunities of graduate biomedical engineering students within CMU and in the professional biomedical engineering community. Learn more » 

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Founded in 1981, NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. Learn more » 

Scientists & Engineers for America

Scientists and Engineers for America is a student organization that aims to bring about science, engineering and technology policy discourse within CMU student and professional communities.

Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE)


  • Prepare Asian heritage scientists and engineers for success in the global business world
  • Celebrate diversity on campuses and in the workplace
  • Provide opportunities for members to make contributions to their local communities
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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

SHPE strives to increase the number of Hispanic engineering and science students at CMU through the development of programs with industry, the university and the community. Learn more » 

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, demonstrate the value of diversity. Learn more »

Tepper Energy Club (TEC)

TEC is a student-run professional organization dedicated to developing the Tepper community's knowledge of and interaction with the energy industry. Learn more »