Program/Major Based Student Organizations

The Applied Physics Student Council is a University of Michigan student organization representing all graduate students of the Applied Physics program. 

BIONIC is a student, post-doc, and staff (i.e. non-faculty) group dedicated to finding opportunities to foster collaboration among researchers within BI at the University of Michigan’s North Campus Research Complex. 

The mission of the Graduate Student Council is to build community within BME at the graduate level through supporting BME initiatives and to advise the department on graduate student issues including curriculum, recruiting, visibility, and placement. 

BMES is a Student Organization comprised of a group of students who are interested in the biomedical engineering field and in networking with industry, peers, faculty, and alumni. We represent students from a variety of STEM fields that share a common interest in biomedical engineering through a variety of events that include industry and research panels, social opportunities, and hospital volunteering.  Our events bring campus-wide recognition and attention to Michigan’s Biomedical Engineering Department, along with national recognition when our students travel to conferences to present their research and learn about the work of others.

The Chemical Engineering Graduate Society plans social, outreach, and professional development opportunities for chemical engineering graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and staff. 

The mission of Code-M is to engage, educate, and execute. The purpose of Code-M is to promote social interaction, community involvement and corporate connections with Computer Engineering and Computer Science students, faculty, and staff.

CSEG is the Computer Science and Engineering Graduate student organization of the Computer Science Engineering department at the University of Michigan. CSEG represents graduate students as representatives on a number of departmental committees. CSEG organizes social activities like cookouts, happy hours, and intramural sports. All CSE graduate students are automatically members of CSEG.

The mission of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student Council is to serve the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) graduate student body academically, professionally, and socially. We are a team of graduate students, just like the community we strive to serve.

EERI Student Chapters have been established to engage students in earthquake engineering, to provide context to earthquake engineering research and education, and to afford students networking opportunities with earthquake engineering professionals.

The mission of the Engineering Global Leadership Honors Program is to develop the personal, professional, and academic capabilities of our members. Through this development, members strive to build lasting relationships with other members, company representatives, and the University of Michigan community. EGL is build on four key “pillars”: Engineering, Business, Culture, and Leadership. 

The Environmental Engineering Student Association seeks the advancement of the science and profession of environmental engineering through technical projects, community development, and social bonding. 

The Food Industry Student Association (FISA) is a group of undergraduates at the University of Michigan who are interested in working in the food industry.  Our purpose is to provide information and exposure about the food industry as a career opportunity to Michigan students and increase our members’ knowledge of how their degrees can be applied to a career in the food and beverage industry.  We do this through hosting speakers who have worked in the food industry, information sessions for food and beverage companies, plant tours, social events, and through the creation of project teams to solve real-world food-related problems.

GrEENPEAS is the graduate environmental engineering network of professionals, educators, and students. Its purpose is to promote professional relationships among graduate students, staff, faculty, and alumni of the EWRE program. In addition, the organization serves to promote academic exchange between members of the environmental engineering environmental sciences communities through collaboration with departments such as SNRE, EEB, etc. Within the CEE department, GrEENPEAS serves to grow the sense of community of the EWRE program through the sponsorship of social activities and proves a voice to advocate for the individual and collective needs of graduate students within the EWRE program. 

GUStO provides opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Engineering’s Climate and Space Sciences & Engineering (CLASP) Department to become more actively involved in their academic community while attending the University of Michigan. We work to foster mentoring between graduates and undergraduates, candidates and pre-candidates, and native and foreign students on academic, research, and career opportunities. GUStO works to increase student engagement and strengthen a sense of community. GUStO activities seek to enhance the professional development of CLASP students, while promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within the CLASP community.  


The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is a student organization with the purpose of bettering the life of the MSE graduate student body. We aim to advocate for MSE graduate students and make sure they feel like they are a part of a community here at Michigan. We do this by focusing on four core areas of the graduate experience: advocacy, social events, career and professional development, and curriculum.

The Michigan Data Science Team (MDST) is a competitive collegiate data science team at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Together, we compete against professional and amateur data scientists from around the world in online prediction challenges.

The Honors Student Advisory Board (HSAB) is a group of students who serve two main roles. First, the HSAB members serve as a liaison between the College of Engineering Honors Program students, faculty, staff and alumni. Second, the HSAB creates opportunities for members of the College of Engineering Honors Program to have meaningful interactions and develop a sense of community among their peers. The HSAB members are nominated each semester by the Honors community.

The Michigan Applied Robotics Group is designed to build an alliance organization to facilitate greater collaboration among the constituent teams and key stakeholders to ensure Michigan is the premier place for robotics.

The Michigan Engineering Graduate Council serves students and the department at large by organizing various events and activities that help students to develop professional skills and to boost student well-being. In addition to hosting social hours, student-led seminars, technical workshops, and professional development activities, MEGC serves as a liaison between the ME Academic Services Office and the ME graduate student community. 

The Michigan Aviators is a student organization at the University of Michigan dedicated to bringing together pilots and aspiring pilots alike. While the group tends to include many aerospace engineering students, it is open to anyone on campus. Our core activities include flight trips, where members fly to various destinations in the region, ground school seminars, where members give seminars on a wide range of subjects not solely related to flight training, demo flights, where members take people potentially interested in learning to fly up as passengers to show them what flying is like, and various social events.

The Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Student Organization (µFO) is an academic, career, and social support network that targets University students working in the fields of microfluidics and micro/nano technology. Through our programming, we hope to increase cross disciplinary collaborations and increase student-faculty-industry interaction. Additionally, we aim to educate pre-college and undergraduate students in skill sets necessary for entry into microfluidics and micro/nano technology.

MPowered strives to bring together a community of driven and passionate University of Michigan students and provide them with a platform to push themselves out of their comfort zone, give back to the entrepreneurial community, and grow immensely both professionally and as leaders. We encourage the courageous self-starters among us to take risks that will leave a lasting impact on campus.

The mission statement of the RGSC is to create an organized group of graduate students in the Robotics Program who are committed to promoting the growth of the Robotics Program at the University of Michigan and to supporting the social, academic, and professional development of these students.  

The primary focus of the NA&ME SAB is to collect student concerns about the department and present them to the department chair, or if needed the department’s Academic Affairs Committee. The NA&ME SAB may also engage in organization of academic activities such as: student-led seminars; social activities; technical workshops; professional development events; student recruiting activities; and similar affairs.

The purpose of the Society shall be to promote the discipline of Optical Science and
Engineering through the organized effort of this group in study, research, and discussion; to
disseminate knowledge of the field of Optics and Photonics; and to further the professional
development of the students.

Perch is a new student organization that aims to improve the undergraduate lab application process. We plan to achieve this through an online platform that centralizes communication between research faculty and students. We also plan to set up a standardized system for training and certifying research skills. The certifications (in laboratory techniques) we provide can be uploaded onto the aforementioned online application platform to make students more attractive candidates to laboratories.

Quarterdeck - University of Michigan Student Section

The Quarterdeck Honorary Society at the University of Michigan is an organization dedicated to providing service to the Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NA&ME) Department at UMich as well as to the field of naval architecture and marine engineering in general. Quarterdeck is a division of the UMich Student Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). We hold both professional and social events throughout the school year to provide networking and career opportunities, learn from and teach others about the marine field, and build a sense of community in the NA&ME department.

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space is a worldwide student run organization whose mission is to enable progress in space exploration and development through student empowerment. We host a variety of speaker, outreach and social events throughout the year to increase awareness and participation in space related issues and advancements. We sponsor a group of students to attend the annual SEDS Spacevision Conference.  All majors and backgrounds are welcome.