Program/Major Based Student Organizations

Bioastronautics and Life Support Systems

In the past, BLiSS has been a part of NASA X-hab challenges. These are university-level challenges designed to develop strategic partnerships and collaborations with universities to help bridge knowledge gaps and increase knowledge in capabilities and technology risk reduction related to NASA’s vision and missions. BLiSS has been involved in projects turning human wastewater into nutrients for plants, designing and constructing a full-scale mock Mars habitat that we actually still have in our workspace, 3D printing soil for plants, and creating cutting-edge user interfaces to advance the ways astronauts can interact with their habitats in space.

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Council

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. 

The Chemical Engineering Graduate Society

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

Computer Science and Engineering Graduate Student Organization

CSEG is the Computer Science and Engineering Graduate student organization of the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

CSEG represents graduate students as representatives on a number of departmental committees. CSEG organizes social activities like cookouts, intramural sports, and other events. All CSE graduate students are automatically members of CSEG.

Developer Student Clubs (DSC) is a program presented by Google Developers. DSCs are university-based community groups for students. Students from all undergraduate or graduate programs with an interest in growing as a developer are welcome. By joining a DSC, students grow their knowledge in a peer-to-peer learning environment and build solutions for local businesses and their communities.

Eathquake Engineering Research Institute

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.

Engineering Global Leadership Honors Program

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 Food Industry Student Association

The Food Industry Student Association (FISA) is a student-run campus organization that provides exposure to the food and beverage industry, including but not limited to agriculture, research and development, bioprocessing, manufacturing, bottling and packaging, global supply, regulatory compliance, and sustainability!  This exposure is delivered through design projects, plant tours, corporate sessions, informational meetings, social events, and volunteering opportunities.  Email to join!

Our mission is to build a diverse network of students with tangible interest and involvement in the carbon removal community. Each facet of our organization grapples with the task of getting carbon sequestration and utilization recognized and implemented as a mainstream climate solution, and shifting the sources of carbon for everyday living from fossil to non-fossil sources. We seek to incorporate students from all different majors, including engineering, business, climate and sustainability, art and design, and public policy, and have the flexibility to expand into different departments based on the interest and expertise of our members.

We strive to create leaders on campus who will impact industry, government, and academia through their accomplishments during and after their college experience. Above all, we hope they can enhance the global perception of carbon removal as a promising climate solution through their advocacy and responsibility to sustainable action.

The graduate environmental engineering network of professionals, educators, and students

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. 

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The committee meets six times during the fall and winter terms to provide input and feedback to the ISD Program Directors and Staff, to plan student events, and to brainstorm other ways to foster an active ISD student community.

CLaSP Graudate and Undergraduate Student Organization

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.

Michigan Data Science Team

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

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 Mechanical of Michigan Engineering Graduate Council

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. 

Michigan Aviators

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.

michigan prosthetics

We are a student group leveraging resources such as CAD, EE, and 3D printing to build easily accessible and affordable neuroprosthetics. Designs will be implemented for use by patients in the University of Michigan health system. The project goals include development for children who quickly outgrow prosthetics and connecting to the local community.


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.

Michigan Robotics Graduate Student Council

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.

Michigan Student Artificial Intelligence Club

The Michigan Student Artificial Intelligence Lab (MSAIL) is a group studying recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning. We hold a reading group, tutorials, projects, and professional talks.

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The Michigan Synthetic Biology Team is an entirely student run research and engineering design team in the biological sciences. We develop and execute our own research projects in the area of synthetic biology. Students have the opportunity to gain hands on experience in conducting scientific research, running a laboratory, engineering novel biological systems, fundraising, public outreach, leadership, and working as part of a multidisciplinary team. Every year, the team competes in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) jamboree competition in Boston.

Optical Science and Engineering

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.

The Quarterdeck Honorary Society at the University of Michigan

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.