The College of Engineering supports the activities of co-curricular professional organizations. These organizations assist students in developing the leadership skills valued by their future employers but also provide social and service opportunities. Several Valpo chapters of nationally-affiliated organizations have received recognition for their excellence, creativity, and leadership.

ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Every year ASME has a student design competition held at the Student Professional Development Conference. The competition is an opportunity for ASME student members to create solutions to different design problems.
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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 145,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society.

EWB-WAVES is a service-based organization consisting of university students committed to collaborating with underdeveloped communities to design and implement sustainable projects in order to improve their quality of life. Guided by faculty and professional mentors, students employ engineering, nursing, business, education, and science skills to develop solutions that not only solve immediate problems but that remain viable after the projects have been completed.
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Valpo’s branch of IEEE is committed to enhancing the professional development of aspiring electrical engineering students as capable, responsible, and knowledgeable assets to the engineering industry and productive members of society, in accordance with the mission statement of IEEE National.
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The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), is a nonprofit organization that is owned and managed by its members. With more than 30,000 members around the world, NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States.The organization is inclusive, not exclusive and dedicated to the academic and professional success of all engineering students and professionals but more specifically, African-American engineers. Valpo’s branch is committed to building professionals that are supporters of diversity.

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive, and commercial-vehicle industries.

SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.
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Membership in the Valparaiso University Robotics Team is open to all Valparaiso University students. The goal of this student organization is to design and build robots for various competitions such as the annual Jerry Sanders Design Competition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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ASCE Canoe Race
Seventeen members of Valpo ASCE competed in a canoe race at University of Illinois in April 2014. Valpo placed 13th out of 18 competing schools. In the first race, the team’s canoe split in two. Valpo’s engineering students made the necessary repairs to compete in all five races. The event allowed the students to practice the teamwork skills they have developed in the College of Engineering.