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 Center for Research Support

The Center for Research Support (CRS) is a centralized source of support for students engaged in or searching for research opportunities and experiences at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. We are a group that caters to students from all disciplines, years of study, and colleges at the university. Our main objectives include the following: (1) to provide undergraduates with a centralized source of opportunities and resources that support their growth as researchers, (2) to orchestrate interdisciplinary collaborations and discussions amongst undergraduate researchers, (3) to establish a community that promotes mentorship and collaboration between undergraduate researchers, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and alumni in research careers, and (4) to support undergraduate researchers in their pursuit of research endeavors beyond graduation.  We achieve these aims through the Undergraduate Research Symposium, research-based courses, and working with an online platform that connects students to research opportunities.

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!

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 Michigan Applied Robotics Group

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 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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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.


The SLB exists to support and encourage the academic, social, and professional pursuits of students in Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE). This is done in several ways: 1) facilitating communication between IOE student organizations; 2) providing resources for students and organizations; and 3) acting as a liaison between the general student body of IOE and the department administration. Each IOE student organization is represented on the officer board, and every IOE student is welcome to be an active member.