Student Clubs & Organizations

Joining a student club or organizations is a great way to meet new people, network, and explore shared interests. Some  even offer opportunities to participate in competitions where you can apply the knowledge you acquired in the classroom to a practical setting.

UAF has over 100 active student organizations to choose from. The following list is a selection of engineering-related clubs and organizations that may be of interest to you.

The Aeronautics Club is the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Alaska Student Chapter. We are an involved club where we teach all members the principles of engineering design through the Design, Build, Fly competition. From conceptual design to flying our aircraft, you can get hands on experience in problem solving, manufacturing and piloting.
The AADE student chapter aims to promote professionalism and respect within the drilling industry, the community, and the environment in which it co-exists, to be a leading forum for the dissemination and interchange of drilling practices and technology, and a resource of practical drilling technology to those employed or interested in the drilling industry.

This club is for geological engineering students, geology students interested in engineering applications, geotechnical engineering students, or any student interested in the engineering of earth materials, as well as fans of the trade.

Contact aeg.uaf@gmail.com for more information.

A club for civil engineers, and anyone wanting to participate in Steel Bridge, Ice Arch, or Concrete Canoe competitions.
We are UAF's chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). We are comprised of Alaskan Natives and American Indians pursuing STEM degrees or STEM-related interests. Our mission is to substantially increase the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.

Check our Facebook page for more information.
The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) is a University of Alaska academic program offered at UAF and UAA. ANSEP focuses on creating new professionals in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among indigenous students, although others interested in these subject areas are welcome to join.
We are the ASCE Fairbanks student chapter. We participate in the UAF Ice Arch competition, ASCE Concrete Canoe, AISC Steel Bridge, and the UAF Starvation Gulch. We help connect students to hands-on engineering and internship opportunities. We like to have fun while getting real world experience. This group is not specifically just for civil engineering students. In the past, some of our most active competition members have been mechanical and petroleum engineers.

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. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 140,000 members in 151 countries. Thirty-thousand of these members are students.

From college students and early-career engineers to project managers, corporate executives, researchers and academic leaders, ASME's members are as diverse as the engineering community itself. ASME serves this wide-ranging technical community through quality programs in continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations and other forms of outreach.

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This is the UAF student branch of IEEE. Our mission is to connect students and faculty to engineering activities in Fairbanks, and to foster a strong academic environment at the school.
Find us on Facebook.
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is a professional society. With more than 15,000 members representing all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 100 countries. SME members consist of engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development. Cited from the SME website.

The University of Alaska Student Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers* is one of the oldest student chapters of the Society of Petroleum Engineers in the world. The University of Alaska chapter is an award-winning student chapter, achieving the gold standard in 2018.

Our mission is to disseminate knowledge of the theory and practice of all aspects of petroleum engineering and the furtherance of the professional development of our members. Some of the many ways we work to support and educate our members are through the promotion of practical application of engineering with trips to conferences, hosting technical presentations from industry professionals, soft skills seminars for employment seeking, and sponsorships of teams and students in competitions such as PetroBowl or Student Paper Contests. 

*Note: We are official "The University of Alaska Student Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers" but on campus, we refer to ourselves as "UAF Society of Petroleum Engineers".

Find us on Facebook @uafspe

The UAF SWE chapter has a purpose of creating an environment for student engineers to collaborate in innovative thinking. Joining this club will give members access to valuable connections, resources and scholarships that are essential for success with the tough challenges engineering professionals face.



We are the Alaska Alpha Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. We go through an intensive membership selection process, maintain our student chapter for national recognition, involve ourselves in community service, incorporate real pies into Pi Day, build creative contraptions, and seek scholarships.
Email us uaftbp@gmail.com or find us on Facebook @TBPAKA
Chi Epsilon is the National Civil Engineering Honor Society in the United States. We honor engineering students who have exemplified the principles of "Scholarship, Character, Practicality, and Sociability" in the civil engineering profession.
The UAF Cyber Security Club aims to increase computer security awareness within the Fairbanks community and to teach valuable skills to those looking to go into the field. We are open to everyone who is interested in learning about computer security. No previous knowledge is required. We participate in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition each year and due to the dedication of our members, we have won the At-Large regional event 4 times in the last 6 years.