Carnegie Mellon University
Student Energy Clubs

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 Racing (CMSR)

CMSR is an undergraduate engineering organization dedicated to the promotion and use of solar energy. The CMSR team researches, designs and engineers all aspects of a solar-electric boat and competes in races around the world, including Solar1 Grand Prix (Monaco), the DONG Energy Solar Challenge (The Netherlands) and Solar Splash. Each of these races test all aspects of the boat design, speed, agility, sustainability and endurance. Learn more » 

Carnegie Mellon Transportation Club

The goals of the Transportation Club are:

• to expose CMU students to transportation related classes and research opportunities

• to educate students about employment opportunities in the transportation industry

• to provide opportunities to meet industry leaders through programming events, conferences, and networking

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Chemical Engineering Car (ChemE Car)

Chemical Engineering Car, referred to as ChemE Car, competes in annual regional and national American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) competitions to build a model-sized car that is propelled and stopped by chemical reactions. Learn more » 

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

Its mission:

  • 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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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 » 

Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE)

The society's mission:

  • 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 »

Sustainable Earth

The CMU Sustainable Earth Club is developing paths to an environmentally sustainable society, building on our interdisciplinary culture and internationally recognized strengths in environmental technology, science and policy. 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 »