The Alternate Reality Initiative (ARI) is a student organization at the University of Michigan centered around virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technology. After seeing a lack of a centralized community, we created ARI to provide a hub and community for students interested in XR technology.
Alternative Spring Break-Chicago (ASB-C) is a collaborative effort between the College of Engineering and student leaders that is designed to generate excitement about college and the field of engineering. ASB-C works directly with public and charter high schools, as well as community-based programs that encourage a college-going culture among the city’s youth. The annual trip to Chicago incorporates hands-on engineering design projects to captivate interest and exemplify engineering. ASB-C also encourages Chicago students to pursue college education through student panels on college life, preparation, and tips of success.
ArborHacks is a new type of hackathon. Bringing together high schoolers and college students, attendees had the chance to work in teams to create amazing products over two days. Geared towards learning, ArborHacks 2 had a huge variety of workshops and tech talks for people of all skill levels. However, special attention was given helping those with no prior experience!
The Audio Engineering Society at the University of Michigan hots a wide variety of events every semester dealing with all things audio. From hosting recording and mixing sessions with guest engineers to organizing circuit bending and cable building workshops, our events try to encompass a bit of everything. All skill levels and backgrounds are welcome to participate in events.
We build Michigan leaders in the blockchain space through education, research and development, and consulting.
Blueprint Literary Magazine is a student-produced literary magazine based in the University of Michigan’s North Campus. It was founded in 2010 when a group of like-minded students from across the College of Engineering recognized the need for a medium through which students and faculty of the College could showcase their creativity in non-engineering subjects. Blueprint has since expanded on this founding principle to accept submissions from all members of the university community who are interested in supporting our mission of artistic diversity and creative expression, including students, faculty, and staff.
The mission of Climate Blue is to unite, educate, and empower our members as well as U-M students and Michigan citizens by making them more knowledgeable about climate change, science, policy (both domestic and international), and its impacts on our community. We are uniquely times to the Conference of the Parties as we send the official University of Michigan delegation, made up of students and faculty, to it each year. The Conference of Parties is the most prominent international meeting on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Our mission is to increase the number of underrepresented minority students enrolling in and successfully completing computing programs at the University of Michigan by providing mental, emotional, academic, and professional support.
Engineering Elementary Partnerships provides early exposure to engineering careers through student led, human-centered, interactive design experiences and sustained mentorship with undergraduate engineering students.
Founded in Fall of 2017, Engaging Scientists in Policy and Advocacy (ESPA) aims to promote the participation of research scientists in policy and advocacy. We are an interdisciplinary group of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff at the University of Michigan, ranging from chemistry to public policy. The goals of this group is to provide training and implementation for two skills: 1. Effective science advocacy and communication, and 2. Comprehension and analysis of science policy. Both of the above skills are vital for the professional development of aspiring science policy professionals, as well as the engagement of scientists as public citizens. Additionally, many of our events help members engage with the public and government, providing valuable opportunities to build trust in scientists and science.
eTrek is an annual trip for University of Michigan Engineering Graduate Students to Israel to explore the unique technical and academic community and experience Israel’s unique culture.
FAMNM is a University of Michigan student organization devoted to organizing student and departmental efforts to support the FIRST® program locally and throughout the state of Michigan. FAMNM offers college students the opportunity to volunteer in the various FIRST® programs and events, provides funding for teams, and acts as a liaison between teams and various university departments.
Girls Teaching Girls To Code is an organization where university students encourage high school girls to pursue a future in computer science by fostering a passion for technology through training and education. Our goal is to conduct events, workshops, and day-long immersions to inspire and empower young women who are interested in pursuing a career in software or engineering.
The GRID Alternatives Campus Chapter, also known as GRID Alternatives Students for Sustainable Energy, is a student group that serves as an energy policy club for undergraduates on the University of Michigan campus. Meetings will consist of working on projects, research, discussion, and comping up with ideas to advocate all forms of renewable energy sources. This idea for this campus chapter was created by the non-profit organization GRID Alternatives, and this chapter will serve as the unit that organizes Solar Spring Break.
The mission of Genes in Diseases and Symptoms is to advocate genetic research for diseases by learning how they affect the biological and psychological aspects of an individual. The club assists high schoolers in researching the disease’s biological change on a person, while also learning how to independently perform and publish genetics research.
HackBlue is a student organization on campus that aims to teach computer science and technology to underrepresented students in the local community. We have begun a partnership with the local Peace Neighborhood Center in Ann Arbor. Through development workshops, keynote speakers, and a mentorship program, we guide students and give access to pathways to educational and processional success in the technology industry.
INvent is a platform for students who wish to do collaborative work at High Schools in Peru and Colombia by implementing STEM Programs during a volunteer summer abroad experience.
MECC Consulting Group is a premier pro-bono student consulting organization at the University of Michigan. This organization provides highly analytical, data driven, and business-minded students the opportunity to engage in hands on projects with local companies. With over 50 members in diverse engineering and business fields, MECC is dedicated to adding impact at local clients through semester-long projects, exposing members to prospective employers through networking events, and growing out members through professional development sessions.
MedLaunch empowers students to innovate in healthcare. We work at the intersection of art, science and technology to design solutions to help local community partners afflicted by various health conditions. At the same time, we focus on educating students about socially engaged design through interactive workshops. Our mission is to show that anyone has the ability to design effective solutions given the right resources and mentorship. Students of all majors are encouraged to apply!
Michigan Acoustics aims to bring together all students with an interest in acoustics. All are welcome, whether pursuing acoustics academically, as a hobby, or just having a general interest in any acoustics topics. Michigan Acoustics aims to have a diverse range of topic within acoustics represented.
The Michigan Graduate Consulting Club (MGCC) aims to support University of Michigan graduate students and post docs interested in pursuing careers in the consulting industry. To this end, we host different events including weekly case practice meetings, company info sessions, and our annual case competition. We also provide resources and personal development services that are necessary for success in consulting interviews.
Michigan Hackers is a community where passionate students can build and grow relevant skills in a technological and fast-paced world. Our end goal is to provide high quality resources for any and all students to become more competent members of society (technically, socially, and professionally) with a computer science twist. While connecting students to projects, skills, faculty, companies, and more, we hope to make a large university feel smaller and forge lifelong bonds in an inclusive environment while also bridging passionate people together.
Students from across the world come to MHacks to build amazing things, transform dreams into realities, and to meet other people with the same level of passion to build their future.
MIoT was founded to provide hands-on experience to students interested in electronics design. We are a multi-disciplinary team with many divisions: product design, electronics, software, finance, and design studio. Members will apply knowledge gained from coursework, research, and internships to drive the development of IoT devices and wearables. We value the growth of our members, so we provide mentorship and resources for students to add to their existing skills.
Michigan Advanced In-Space propulsion Engineers
An undergraduate student group that aims to design and build a demonstration for an electric propulsion system for STEM outreach at UM and local high schools.
Student Chapter of the Michigan Lean Consortium is an organization created to host bi-weekly workshops and events to develop and support Lean systems student thinkers. We invite speakers to campus to introduce companies’ lean practices to increased knowledge of lean practices and principals. We also provide students the opportunities to connect with industry professionals through network events and consulting projects.
The Michigan Transportation Student Organization is a club for students interested in transportation planning and engineering. This group is primarily geared toward students of Taubman College and the College of Engineering, though all students interested are welcome to join.
MUSIC Matters is one of the largest student organizations at the University of Michigan. We harness the power and potential of music to bring about positive social change in the greater Ann Arbor community. Every year MUSIC Matters puts on multiple concerts including SpringFest a large music festival that raises money to fund our social ventures: MOvE, CoMMunity Partnership, and Big Thinkers Scholarship. Through our passion for music and social activism we intend to make a real, tangible, and positive impact on our community.
The Phalombe Initiative for Education (PIE) volunteers in Malawi in collaboration with a small local charitable organization, EKARI. EKARI is based in a small village, Phalombe, and is involved in sustainable outreach in the surrounding area, focusing on sponsoring students and providing educational opportunities to underprivileged youth. The student organization is made of first-year students interested in volunteering in Malawi as well as upperclassmen who have previous international travel experience to serve as trip leads.
Pre-Med Hub is an organization dedicated to providing an additional and more accessible resource for pre-med students across campus. We offer an online forum for University of Michigan students to ask and answer questions related to the pre-med track, including scheduling and classes, the MCAT, and summer activities. We also offer weekly peer advising hours on campus for students to come in and meet us in person!
RIME Healthcare Consulting works with local medical clinics and healthcare organizations, especially those providing service to uninsured or under-insured patients. We help solve operational problems and identify how organizations can serve the community more effectively, leveraging the diverse backgrounds of our members.
The Scientific Computing Student Club (SC2) is a student organization at the University of Michigan that includes students and postdocs from many disciplines and interests, but that are united in our common problems and sometimes solutions in the broader science that is scientific computing.
Seven Mile Music currently travels four days a week to Mission: City Community Center and Murphy Performance Academy in Detroit to provide free music, coding, and arts lessons to children. The public funding for music education in Detroit has dropped considerable over the last several years, and many of these children have no other opportunities to learn and experience music and art or develop technical skills in computer science.
The Society of Global Engineers (SGE) at the University of Michigan fosters an environment that allows students to explore career opportunities outside of their home country. We provide company contact, workshops for professional development, and student support to our driven engineers as they explore the job market.
SOCHI organizes a variety of events and activities such as peer advising, networking events, internship panels, and social events.
Tech for Social Good is an organization committed to fostering a space for people who want to advocate for social justice causes through the lens of working in technology. We aim to do this by creating a campus-wide dialogue on interdisciplinary tech issues and by enabling students to get involved with the community and work on tech projects for local nonprofits.
The Theme Park Engineering Group at the University of Michigan is a voluntary student organization with a goal to introduce students to the themed entertainment and theme park design industries. We strive to achieve this by emphasizing professional development, collaborative thinking, and engineering real-world solutions.
Interested in experimenting with the science and technology of radio? Want to learn how to communicate across the world without needing access to the Internet? Do you want to be part of a hundred-plus-year tradition of research, scientific exploration, and community service? Look no further than amateur radio! The University of Michigan Amateur Radio Club, callsign W8UM, is one of the oldest college radio clubs in the country, in operation since 1913.
As both a competitive team and a mentorship outlet, our members are able to excel against other top level engineering programs while assisting Michigan Middle and High Schools participating in VEX. As an organization, we stress three values; Community, Sportsmanship, and Inclusion. Our goal is to create an environment where students can find a competitive team that does not require intense technical training, this will allow us to introduce more University of Michigan students to the ideals presented by the staple project teams by lowering the skill barrier for entry. The field of Competitive Robotics should be open to all, and we as a team strive to make that possible.
WolverineSoft is the premier game development community at the University of Michigan. Our goal is to support game developers on campus, and to ensure the success of U of M students in the video game industry. All developers are welcome to join the group — we are open to artists, musicians, coders, designers, producers and anybody else who is interested in making video games.
Zone for Engineering Mentors is open to those who have previously mentored or have mentored at the MEZ for at least one year. The MEZ has always been open to the growth of knowledge, and we believe that college students can still learn old tricks that can be taught to those before us who participated in FIRST robotics. Our organization meets year long, but we get together for robot building in January.