School of Engineering

Engineering Societies

The School of Engineering at San Francisco State University offers a great opportunity to succeed in the profession of engineering. Excellent professors, a large variety of classes, and a diverse student body all contribute to an exciting experience at SFSU. Complementing the academic opportunities, membership in professional engineering societies is available. We believe that the academic rigors of the engineering curriculum should be balanced with involvement in extracurricular activities, including the engineering societies that exist at SFSU.

Governed by the Student Advisory Board (SAB), the societies at SFSU offer a wide variety of experiences and opportunities including networking, career planning, job placement, tours of industrial facilities, tutoring, and leadership. Whether your focus is in machine design, integrated circuits, or structural design, there is an engineering society for you. Currently, societies at SFSU include

Engineering Societies Advisors President/Chair Email
Engineering Student Activity Board(ESAB) Dr. Cheng Chen Jessica Kim
American Society of Civil Engineers(ASCE) Dr. Cheng Chen Shawn Mcgarrah
American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME) Dr. Kwok Teh Ezrael Long
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE) Dr. Hao Jiang Inactive
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute(EERI) Dr. Cheng Chen Ruben Atilano
Engineers Without Borders(EWB) Dr. Sandy Chang Noah Beltran
National Society of Black Engineers(NSBE) Dr. Nilgun Ozer Chante Sherwood
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers(SASE) Dr. Kwok-Siong Teh Felicia Escalona
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers(SHPE) Dr. Nilgun Ozer Melissa Saucedo
Society of Women Engineers(SWE) Dr. Nilgun Ozer Rachel Rybarczyk
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society(TBP) Dr. Ed Cheng Robert Hartsock
  • AISES: American Indian Science & Engineering Society*
  • ASHRAE: American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers*
  • SAMPE: Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering*

* These societies are inactive as of fall 2004. If you are interested in helping to reactivate these societies, please email SAB for more details. If you have any questions regarding individual societies you may send email to the listed addresses; if the address does not appear, contact SAB.

Society events include the Science & Engineering Career Fair; the Engineering Banquet; Engineers Week in February; numerous competitions such as ASCE Steel Bridge, IEEE Micro Mouse, and ASME Human Powered Vehicle; and outreach to high schools and community colleges.

Involvement with the Engineering Societies is highly encouraged and greatly needed. Contact information is below.

Engineering Societies office: Science 152 (with mailboxes for each society)
SAB email:
MEP Office: Science 250, telephone 415-338-1328

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