A tour of the Valpo Solar Energy Research Facility

Student Organizations

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.


The American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) was founded in October 1977 by a group of 53 scientists and clinicians. The mission of the ASB is to foster the advancement, communication, and application of biomechanics to benefit society.

ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment – while protecting and restoring the natural environment.

Through the expertise of its active membership, ASCE is a leading provider of technical and professional conferences and continuing education, the world’s largest publisher of civil engineering content, and an authoritative source for codes and standards that protect the public.

The Society advances civil engineering technical specialties through nine dynamic institutes and leads with its many professional- and public-focused programs.

We meet every other Thursday at 5 pm

Organization email address: valpo.asce@valpo.edu

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) promotes the art, science and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe.

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.

Our goal is to prepare students to hit the workforce after college by giving them practical, hands-on experience through group projects, soft skills development, and teamwork/community building. If designing/racing mini go-karts, developing underwater robots, or 3D printing solutions piques your interest, please feel free to contact us through the email below.

Meetings: Saturdays @5PM in GEM
Contact: asme@valpo.edu

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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.

We hold biweekly general body meetings on Thursdays at 7:00pm in GEM 137.

Contact info:

Email: ieee@valpo.edu
Instagram: @valpoieee
Facebook: Valparaiso University IEEE
Twitter: @ValpoIEEE
Slack: #ieee-general
Presidents email: drew.simmons@valpo.edu  

For more than 100 years, HKN has embraced excellence. Today, IEEE-HKN is still dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the IEEE-designated fields of interest. In the years ahead, IEEE-HKN will continue to reinvent itself to meet the needs of its members, the institutions they serve, and society overall.

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.

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineering (SHPE) is a nationwide organization for underrepresented students across the country. Our goal is to empower the Hispanic/Latinx community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the works through STEM awareness, access, support, and development.

We’re all about empowering women engineers to thrive in their careers! We host workshops to help you polish up your resume and give you tips on nailing those interviews. And we also organize awesome networking events where you can connect with other engineers in a professional and social setting. If you’re looking to grow professionally and make meaningful connections, this is the place for you! 
Meeting times are usually Wednesday nights (SWEsnesdays) but vary
Contact info valpo.swe@valpo.edu 

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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 National Robotic Football Competition and the annual Midwest Regional Design Competition.

VURS is a student org involved in connecting Valpo students with research opportunities on campus. Next semester we are advancing our satellite research project and starting a Tornado Warning research project. We have a general body meeting every month on topics regarding research, have a speaker every month, a weekly e-board meeting, and weekly project meetings.

We have Instagram and Facebook and our username is valpo_vurs.

Our contact email is vurs@valpo.edu

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.