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American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

AISC Logo American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

 Website — 
 Contact Info:
 18111 Nordhoff Street
 Northridge, CA 91330
 United States
 

Steel Bridge is an annual competition currently held by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Universities from across the country participate every year in their respective regions to which a different scenario is presented for students to apply the knowledge gained through their academic careers in order to satisfy the required design specifications. Competitors are ranked on the basis of structural efficiency and construction economy. This competition is entirely student-based which means students will design, fabricate, and construct the bridge themselves. The purpose of Steel Bridge is for student members to develop skills in leadership and teamwork while also providing a fun way to interact with peers.

 

American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM)

ASEM American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM)

 Website — 
 Contact Info:
 CA
 United States
 
 

The American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) is a global professional society dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the engineering and technical management profession. ASEM provides a foundation for anyone wanting to engage with or become knowledgeable about the field of Engineering Management.

 

American Society for Quality (ASQ) (Club Inactive)

APICS Logo American Society for Quality (ASQ)

 Contact Info:
 CA, United States
[Club Inactive]

CSUN ASQ APICS is co-sponsored by Systems and Operations Management Department in the College of Business and Economics, American Society for Quality - San Fernando Valley Chapter, and The Association for Operations Management. Our chapter offers many unique opportunities to our members and students, such as general meetings with guest speakers from both academic and professional organizations,Career Workshops, Evening with Industry, and so forth.

 

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

ASCE Logo American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

 Website — https://www.csunasce.com
 Contact Info:
 18111 Nordhoff St. Suite JD4507
 Northridge, CA 91330
 United States
 

The American Society of Civil Engineers at California State University, Northridge is a student chapter that exposes the members to various networking, volunteering, internship, and scholarship opportunities. Active members are also involved in one of the four special projects, Concrete Canoe, and Geowall, where they gain valuable experience and learn new concepts and skills.

 

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)


ASME Logo American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

 Website — https://asmecsun.org
 Contact Info:
 CA
 United States
 

We are the student chapter of the ASME organization here at CSUN. The goal of ASME CSUN is to promote the enrichment of our student members through our 3 pillars, professional development, design experience, and STEM Outreach.

 

Artificial Intelligence Association (AIA)

AIA Logo Artificial Intelligence Association (AIA)

 Website — 
 Contact Info:
 18111 Nordhoff St
 Northridge, CA 91330
 United States
 

Artificial Intelligence Association at California State University, Northridge. Our goal is to develop and empower the CSUN community through the knowledge of artificial intelligence & cognitive computing.

 

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)


ACM Logo Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

 Website — https://csunacm.org/ 
 Contact Info:
 
 
 
 
 
 

This organization focuses on students who are majoring in Computer Science, and people who are interested in the world of Coding, and Software Engineering. We provide skills and activities that would help students become better employees and in any Software Engineering industry out there.

 

Composites Club

Composites Logo Composites Club

 Website — 
 Contact Info:
 Northridge, CA
 United States
 
 

The formation of the COMPOSITES CLUB will commence a community of students interested in the theory and practical aspects of composites. Members of the club will be exposed to an introduction into composites along with a safety training in order to stay in compliance with hazard regulations. The club will establish a desire to advance the awareness and knowledge of composites materials, design methodologies and manufacturing techniques.

 

Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)

CMAA Logo Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)

 Contact Info:
 CA
 United States
 

As described by CMAA, Construction Management is a professional service that applies effective management techniques to the planning, design, and construction of a project from inception to completion for the purpose of controlling time, cost and quality. Construction Management is a discipline and management system specifically created to promote the successful execution of capital projects for owners. These projects can be highly complex. Few owners maintain the staff resources necessary to pay close, continuing attention to every detail–yet these details can “make or break” a project.

 

CSUN Aeronautics

Aero Logo CSUN Aeronautics

 Website — https://csunaero.com/
 Contact Info:
 CA
 United States
 
 

CSUN Aeronautics is a personal and professional development club that teaches students the fundamentals of aerospace engineering, aircraft manufacturing (yes you'll get to work on airplanes), and fundamental leadership skills. We host workshops and panels with industry professionals and sponsors, like Northrop Grumman, to teach students about the aerospace industry and improve on fundamental professional skills valuable in any work environment. We also work closely with Northrop Grumman to advertise opportunities like internship for CSUN students. Our learning experience goes hand in hand with an international competition where our members design and manufacture an aircraft starting from a conceptual idea, to the drawing board, to the lab and finally to the sky.

 

CSUN Immersive

Immersive Logo CSUN Immersive

 Website — 
 Contact Info:
 18111 Nordhoff St
 Northridge, CA 91330
 United States
 

CSUN Immersive is an Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality club with the focus of building a community where students can learn, develop, and experience with XR (virtual and augmented reality) applications. The purpose of the is to provide students a space to learn about the functions of Augmented and Virtual Reality and its influence in diverse fields of study.

 

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)

EERI Logo Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)

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 Contact Info:
 18111 Nordhoff St, Jacaranda Hall 1561
 Northridge, CA 91330
 United States
 

The EERI student chapter focuses on developing technical skills through a hands-on structural seismic design competition.

 

Engineering Management Student Association (EMSA) (Club Inactive)


EMSA Logo Engineering Management Student Association (EMSA)

 Contact Info:
 CA
 United States
 [Club Inactive]

The Engineering Management Student Association (EMSA) will promote a culture of academic excellence in the Engineering Management program of the MSEM department. EMSA will serve as a bridge between the students and related industries to create a more productive environment for students who are willing to expand their knowledge and find job opportunities. EMSA will also organize high quality activities and strengthen the communication between the engineering management student body and faculty by effectively offering students' input to the department.

 

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)

HKN Logo Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)

 Website — https://www.hkncsun.org/
 Contact Info:
 CA, United States
 Email: hkn@my.csun.edu

Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) is an honor society of IEEE and is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in IEEE fields of interest. Members consist of students, alumni, and professionals who have demonstrated exceptional academic and professional accomplishments. Student Members are selected on the basis of scholastic achievements, character, and attitude.

 

FAANG Coding Club

FAANG Coding Logo FAANG Coding Club

 Contact Info:
 CA
 United States
 
 

The FAANG Coding Club helps students in any major and any skill level, splitting lectures into two different meeting times. In the first meeting, we teach beginners the basics of programming using Java, such as strings, arrays, methods and linked lists. In the second meeting, we explain how to solve coding questions similar to those asked in coding interviews and go over computer science topics such as binary trees and doubly linked lists.

 

Game Development Club (GDC)

GDC Logo Game Development Club (GDC)

 Contact Info:
 CA
 United States
 

The Game Dev Club is a hub for those who share a passion and interest in learning about the multidisciplinary field of Video Game Development. From artwork to coding, this club covers all aspects that go into the creation of a game. Our mission is to serve students by working closely with the Interactive technology industry, creating opportunities, and making academic resources available that help students turn their dreams into a reality.

 

Girls Who Code (GWC)

GWC Logo Girls Who Code (GWC)

 Website — https://www.csungwc.com/
 Contact Info:
 18111 Nordhoff St
 Northridge, CA 91330
 United States
 

Girls Who Code College Loops is an organization consisting of passionate, motivated students committed to reaching gender parity in the tech field. We connect students interested in tech to build a supportive campus community that helps them succeed in the field. Girls Who Code provides college-aged women with exclusive opportunities to connect and build relationships with industry professionals and Girls Who Code corporate partners.

 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE Logo Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

 Contact Info:
 Jacaranda Hall, 18111 Nordhoff St
 Northridge, CA 91330
 

IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

 

International Student Engineering Association (ISEA)

International Student Engineering Association (ISEA)

Website — 
Contact Info:
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91324
United States of America

The purpose of the ISEA shall be to promote the well-being of the international, DACA and other students on campus and promote better friendship, interaction, and understanding among the international community and other communities at CSU Northridge. The ISEA will also work with the agencies that recruit and sponsor international and DACA students and so that it is easier for the international and DACA recipient students on campus to find a job or internship. ISEA hopes to create a collaborative environment where students from all disciplines and expertise can come together and share each other's knowledge to pursue personal, professional or academic endeavours. The ISEA will also organize notable events on campus to promote international cultures amongst the student body.

 

 

Layer 8 Computer Security Club


Layer 8 Logo Layer 8 Computer Security Club

 Website — https://csunlayer8.com/
 Contact Info:
 Northridge, CA 91325
 Email: layer8@csun.edu
 
 
 
 
 

Layer 8 Computer Security Club focuses on educating our members and community in all aspects of security relating to technology and information. From understanding the basic fundamentals of network technologies and getting to know the command line, to reverse engineering program applications and exploiting weaknesses in WiFi encryption, we teach a wide range of beginner and advance topics. We take pride in being diverse and ethically responsible in providing a community based hands-on approach to learning that is engaging, inclusive, and challenging.

 

Leaders in Engineering and Computer Science (LECS)

LECS Logo Leaders in Engineering and Computer Science (LECS)

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 Contact Info:
 Jacaranda Hall, 18111 Nordhoff St
 Northridge, CA 91330
 
 

Leaders in Engineering and Computer Science (LECS) is a student leader council at CSUN that recognizes the necessity to develop a unified, comprehensive representation of students and organizations in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) with the purpose of providing professional advancement for students of Engineering and Computer Science, by providing programs that promote the CECS as a whole. We focus on the improvement of service to, and advancement of, the students and student organizations of Engineering and Computer Science. Therefore serving as an association for the exclusive purpose of proving advancement to students by serving as a liaison or representative voice between the students and the organizations in CECS, A.S, and administration of CECS.

 

Machine Shop Club (MSC)

MSC Logo Machine Shop Club (MSC)

 Website — 
 Contact Info:
 CA
 United States
 

The sole objective(s) of the Machine Shop Club are to teach and allow interested students who want to learn fundamental machining operations and hone their skills for either special interests, future school project(s), or career goals.

 

MataHacks

MataHacks Logo MataHacks

 Website — https://matahacks.com/
 Contact Info:
 18111 Nordhoff St
 Northridge, CA 91330
 
 
 
 

MataHacks is a club for students from many fields to challenge themselves and advance their career in industry by networking and being involved practicing real world problems, hardware, software programming, and emerging technologies.

 

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

NSBE Logo The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

 Website — 
 Contact Info:
 CA
 United States
 

The National Society of Black Engineers, as a national student and professional based organization, does hereby dedicate itself to the development of intensive programs for increasing Black and other ethnic minority participation in the field of engineering and engineering technology. These programs will be initiated both within and outside the university community and will serve to strengthen relations between professional industry and the black community. Members of this organization are encouraged to join and participate in their individual professional societies. This organization will endeavor to provide general counseling to all members.

 

Smart Morphing Wing (SMW)

 SMW LogoSmart Morphing Wing (SMW)

 Contact Info:
 CA
 United States
 
 
 
 

Smart Morphing Wing (SMW) is a Senior Design Project. The project goal is to design, build and test a bio-inspired bird-like non-flapping unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

 

Smart Prosthetics (SP)

SP Logo Smart Prosthetics (SP)

 Contact Info: CA, United States

Smart Prosthetics (SP) is a Senior Design Project. The project goal is to design, build and test a customizable and affordable light-weight below-the-elbow prosthetic arm with more degrees of freedom, higher grip-strength, tactile feedback system and user-friendly foot-controller.

 

Society for the Advancement of Material & Process Engineering (SAMPE)

Society for the Advancement of Material & Process Engineering (SAMPE)

Contact Info:
CA
United States

SAMPE is the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering. The society, formed originally in the USA and one of the globally recognized as the leading professional body for engineers and technologists associated with advanced materials and processes, in particular those based on high performance composite materials. Be part of the leading Material and processses and know you have a good foundation and know how of what is going on in the material engineering industry.

 

Society of Advancement of Chicanos/Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

SACNAS Logo Society of Advancement of Chicanos/Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

 Contact Info:
 18111 Nordhoff Street
 Northridge, CA 91330
 

SACNAS is about building a network that is innovative, powerful, and inclusive with the goal of increasing diversity in STEM fields.

 

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Motorsports Logo Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

 Contact Info:
 18111 Nordhoff St
 Northridge, CA 91330
 
 
 
 

Matador Motorsports is the Formula SAE team at California State University, Northridge. Our team of student engineers designs, builds, tests, validates, and races a Formula SAE rule-compliant racing vehicle aimed to compete in the SAE International Formula series against other universities throughout the United States and other countries around the globe.

 

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

SHPE Logo Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

 Website — https://www.shpecsun.org
 Contact Info:
 CA
 United States
 
 
 
 

SHPE CSUN as an organization is committed to changing young lives in the Southern California Area through STEM oriented community programs. As role models in our communities, we aim to inspire and mold future leaders. Through the use of awareness and dismantling stigmas, we see STEM as gateway to an attainable future; free of negative socio-economic factors.

 

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

SME Logo Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

 Website — http://www.csun.edu/sme/
 Contact Info:
 CA, United States
 Email: sme@my.csun.edu

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has a rich and evolving heritage spanning more than 80 years. We serve the manufacturing industry as a nonprofit by promoting advanced manufacturing technology and developing a skilled workforce. And, we work closely with manufacturers to share knowledge and resources that generate solutions meeting industry demands.

 

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE Logo Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

 Website — https://www.csunswe.org/
 Contact Info:
 18111 Nordhoff St
 Northridge, CA 91330
 Email: swe@my.csun.edu

California State University's chapter of Society of Women Engineers know that a woman is more than a diversity quota: she is a necessary and viable asset in all science, technology, engineering, and math-driven fields.

 

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society (TBP)

TBP Logo Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society (TBP)

 Website — 
 Contact Info:
 CA
 United States
 
 

Tau Beta Pi is the honor society representing the entire engineering profession. Being the second oldest honor society, it was founded in 1885 at Lehigh University by Dr. Edward H. Williams Jr. to recognize students of distinguished scholarship and exemplary character. The Society has grown into an organization of over 253 collegiate chapters and 40 active alumnus chapters across 16 regions of the United States. Currently, there are more than 500,000 members. Tau Beta Pi has a world-wide reputation because of its high standards for membership. Among its members are nine winners of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 12 Nobel laureates, 25 recipients of the National Medal of Technology, 24 honorees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame, 41 astronauts, 65 recipients of the National Medal of Science, hundreds of members of the National Academy of Engineering, hundreds of corporate CEOs, and even a few Olympic athletes and NFL football players. Thousands of members have received top awards in their national engineering societies. Tau Bates are known to be leaders in their profession. CSUN's California Kappa (CA-K) chapter was founded in 1968. As of the 2016 - 2017 academic year, has initiated over 1900 members. The CA-K chapter is part of district 16 which represents Southern California and Southern Nevada.

 

Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)

TEA Logo Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)

 Contact Info:
 18111 Nordhoff St
 Northridge, CA 91330
 United States
 

The purpose of The Themed Entertainment Association is to provide CSUN students who have goals or aspirations of obtaining a professional career in the Themed Entertainment Industry with the necessary tools to do so. These educational resources include numerous guest speakers, behind the scenes tours, networking events, and student competitions done so with the intent to enhance students' connections within the entertainment industry. The resources provided through the organization will allow students to better understand careers in themed entertainment as well as the disciplines to what themed entertainment entails.

 

VEX Robotics Club (Matabots)


Matabots Logo VEX Robotics Club (Matabots)

 Contact Info:
 18111 Nordhoff St, Jacaranda 1128
 Northridge, CA 91330
 United States

 

 

The Matabots are a collective group of motivated individuals who come from a variety of educational backgrounds all with a common interest in mind: love for science and engineering. Our main purpose is design, program, and prepare robots that will compete in the World VEX U Robotics competition. Along this path, we also encourage others within our surrounding community to pursue similar goals by helping them set up robotics clubs and teaching them the fundamentals of engineering and science. Through robotics we hope to inspire young professionals to advance in science, math, and technology.

 

Women In Science & Engineering (WISE)

WISE Logo Women In Science & Engineering (WISE)

 Contact Info:
 CA
 United States
 Email: wise@csun.edu
 
 

To encourage women to build careers in the fields of science and engineering; to advance in their careers; to preserve the story of women who have pioneered in the science and engineering disciplines; and to inform leaders and educators about the contribution that women make in these important fields.