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Engineering Student Organizations

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AGC American General Contractors
American General Contractors (AGC) is a nationally recognized organization consisting of professionals working in construction engineering and project management. The Lawrence Technological University AGC Student Chapter is comprised of approximately 20 student members. The majority of these members are specifically interested in construction-related careers. Involvement in AGC allows students to network with various professionals in the construction industry. AGC promotes the education of construction management and establishment of industrial contacts in many collegiate institutions. The AGC Student Chapter sponsors several student chapter meetings each semester, site visits, and social gatherings.

Contact:
Student Contact Name: Stephanie Watson
Advisor Name: Donald Carpenter, Faculty Advisor
Phone Number: 248.204.2549
Email Address: carpenter@ltu.edu
Website Address: www.agc.org
 
American Society of Body Engineers - LTU Student Chapter
The American Society of Body Engineers is a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to keep its members abreast of the latest technical developments in the field of Automobile Body Engineering. The Society conducts meetings periodically for this purpose and annually sponsors a Technical Seminar, an event which always receives national recognition throughout the industry.

Contact:

Advisor Name: Bill White, Faculty Advisor
Phone Number:248.204.2060
Email Address: white@ltu.edu,
Website Address: http://www.asbe.com
 
APICS - LTU Student Chapter
APICS - The Educational Society for Resource Management provides professionals with opportunities to strengthen their careers and gain better perspectives on their global enterprise. APICS strives to educate and inform industry professionals. Do not pass up these great opportunities to advance your career and ensure your success in the workplace!

Contact:
Advisor Name: Don Condit, Faculty Advisor
Phone Number:248.204.-2507
Email Address: condit@ltu.edu
Website Address: http://www.apics.org
 
ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at Lawrence Technological University is a very active group of Civil Engineering Students. The chapter has received national awards and recognition in each of the last 4 years for professional and community service projects. The group received Zone II Vice President's Awards in 1998 and received Letters of Commendation in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2000. A well developed K-12 Outreach Program offered throughout the Detroit Metro Area has been an outstanding community service project by the student chapter. The group has performed well in Steel Bridge, Concrete Canoe, Wooden Beam, and Wooden Bridge Competitions. Jim Hanson received a letter of commendation as faculty advisor for 1998.

 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers at Lawrence Tech aims to foster communication among engineers, other professionals, and the public for mutual understanding of the true roles and contributions of technology. Membership in the student section of the ASME reflects not only the student’s own technical qualifications, but also his or her willingness to accept professional responsibility and the challenge of influencing the future course of technology. Activities include attendance at other society meetings, speaker sessions, and field trips to industrial facilities and other points of significance to engineering students.

Contact:
Advisor Name: Selin Arslan, Faculty Advisor
Phone Number: 248.204.2585
Email Address: sarslan@ltu.edu
Website Address:
 
Chi Epsilon
Chi Epsilon is the national civil engineering honor society. It was founded at the University of Illinois in the spring of 1922. The next year, Chi Epsilon was granted a certificate of incorporation as a national honor fraternity, and subsequently chapters were installed at the Armour Institute of Technology (now Illinois Institute of Technology) and the University of Minnesota. There are now more than 120 chapters which have initiated over 76,000 members.

Chi Epsilon is dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession. To this end, initiation into Chi Epsilon distinguishes the student of civil engineering who exemplifies the qualities of scholarship, character, practicality and sociability. At the same time, Chi Epsilon members have the responsibility of extraordinary service in the achievement of their profession.

In 1991, a local Civil Engineering Honor Society, Psi Delta Epsilon was formed at Lawrence Technological University. The members of this group petitioned the Supreme Council of Chi Epsilon for installation of a chapter in 1993. In 1994, LTU received approval from the Supreme Council and the 116 existing chapters. On December 3, 1994, Chi Epsilon chapter 117 was installed at LTU.
Contact:
Student Contact Name: Stephanie Watson
Advisor Name: Edmund Yuen, Faculty Advisor
Phone Number: 248.204.2523
Email Address: yuen@ltu.edu
Website Address: www.chi-epsilon.org
 
Collegiate Engineering Organizations (CEO)
The CEO chapter at Lawrence Tech is open to all LTU students. The purpose of the club is to provide a forum for entrepreneurial minded students and to inform, support, and inspire students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation.

Contact:
Advisor Name: Don Reimer, Faculty Advisor
Phone Number: 248.204-2573
Email Address: dreimer@ltu.edu
Website Address: www.c-e-o.org

 
Eta Kappa Nu (Theta Upsilon chapter)
Eta Kappa Nu (Theta Upsilon chapter) - is a national honor society for electrical and computer engineering students. To be eligible, students of junior status must rank in the top one-fourth of their class and seniors must rank in the top one-third of their class and carry a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA. After the eligible student has demonstrated integrity and exemplary character, he or she is initiated as an Eta Kappa Nu member for life. Initiations are held once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. A one-time nominal administrative fee applies to every prospective member. Members are involved in tutoring, coordinating free seminars by professionals, food drives, and various fundraisers. Membership is highly prized on a resume.

Contact:
Student Contact Name: Sean Wang swang248@aol.com
Advisor Name: Richard Johnston, Faculty Advisor
Phone Number: 248.2041.2534
Email Address: Johnston@ltu.edu
Website Address:
 
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
This organization is primarily for electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, computer engineering and computer science students. Other interested students are invited to apply. Activities include conference trips, lectures by practicing engineers, technical video presentations, tours of electronic and electrical manufacturing plants and utilities, and participation in the University’s Open House.

Contact:
Advisor Name: William Kolasa, Faculty Advisor
Phone Number: 248.204.2558
Email Address: kolasa@ltu.edu
Website Address:


Lambda Iota Tau
Lambda Iota Tau - for day and evening baccalaureate students, and Tau Iota, for students in associate programs. These societies honor students with excellent academic records and exceptional interest and contributions to student activities. New members are elected each spring. Initiation is at the annual Student Government Honors and Awards Banquet when new members are given honor keys and certificates.
 
National Society of Black Engineers
NSBE’s 105 chapters have a primary goal of increasing the number and quality of minority students in the areas of engineering, management, architecture, and business. Tutorial services and a company lecture series are offered. Join and establish rewarding relationships with other students and professionals.

Contact:
Advisor Name: Levetta Appleby
Phone Number: 248.204.3516
Email Address: Appleby@ltu.edu
Website Address:


Pi Tau Sigma (Phi Iota chapter)
Pi Tau Sigma (Phi Iota chapter) - is the national honor society for mechanical engineers. Members are recognized for academic achievement and leadership ability.
Contact:
Advisor Name: Lewis Frasch, Faculty Advisor
Phone Number: 248.204.2573
Email Address: frasch@ltu.edu
Website Address:
 
SAE International
The engineering society for advancing mobility: land, sea, air and space. The Lawrence Tech student branch of SAE is one of the largest in the world. It provides students with opportunities to experience real-world engineering through industrial tours, technical speakers, technical publications, and engineering projects and various competitions. The University has been a frequent host of the “Formula SAE” and other competitions. The chapter also builds an engineering exhibit for the annual SAE Congress and Exposition held at Cobo Center. The Detroit Section of SAE offers special student member discounts for its monthly dinner meetings as well as sanctioning special intercollegiate engineering competitions. The Section also offers a program that allows students to spend a typical working day with an engineer. Interested students from all curricula are welcome.

Contact:
Advisor Name: Kingman Yee, Faculty Advisor
Phone Number: 248.204.2582
Email Address: yee@lt.edu
Website Address: http://www.sae.org/



Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Lawrence Tech’s student chapter of one of the largest professional organizations in the world and is sponsored by the SME Detroit chapter #1. The chapter offers a close relationship with the real world of manufacturing through industrial tours, technical speakers, and publications. Members may participate in local, regional, and national activities of the Society. Membership is open to all students interested in manufacturing and is particularly suggested for students enrolled in manufacturing programs.

Contact:
Advisor Name: Ahad Ali, Faculty Advisor
Phone Number: 248.204.2531
Email Address: sali@ltu.edu
Website Address: www.sme.org


Society of Women Engineers
The SWE student chapter at Lawrence Tech encourages women engineering students to achieve high levels of education and professional achievement. Throughout the year, planned activities include speakers of interest to the entire engineering community, field trips to local engineering firms, and joint activities with other technical societies. Career guidance programs are presented at local high schools and a Career Day is held each fall. Members receive the national publication, U.S. Woman Engineer, and are encouraged to attend regional and national student conferences. Chartered in 1981, the Lawrence Tech SWE Chapter has received a number of awards, including the 1981 Best National New SWE Student Section Award. Interested freshmen and sophomore students, in particular, are encouraged to join.
Contact:
Advisor Name: Patricia Shamamy, Faculty Advisor
Phone Number: 248.204.2575
Email Address: shamamy@ltu.edu