Student Organizations

UA Engineering Student Council

UA ESC logoThe UA Engineering Student Council, or ESC, serves as the student governing body of the College of Engineering, representing engineering clubs and students to the college, community and industry. The council works to aid and encourage the professional and social development of students within the college by planning, promoting and financially suporting engineering student activities. ESC strives on cooperation and the diversity of ideas. Bringing clubs together in design challenges fosters committment to engineering ideals.


Engineers Without Borders USA, UA Chapter

Engineers Without Borders USA, UA Chapter logoEngineers Without Borders USA  supports community-driven development programs worldwide through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while fostering responsible leadership. We in the UA chapter are constantly on the lookout for volunteer opportunities, both local and abroad. Since our chapter's inception, members have made seven trips to Africa and several to South America, worked with Tucson Habitat for Humanity, built homes in Mexico with Agua Prieta Family Shelters, organized major fundraisers, presented at human rights forums, encouraged hundreds of children to pursue a college education, and participated in numerous other volunteer activities.

EWB-UA students participate in a variety of activities, from local volunteering to overseas projects. We work year-round on a primary chapter project, and have regular weekend volunteering and fundraising. Our ultimate goal is to provide students an opportunity to exercise their minds outside the classroom while helping people in need.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about membership, volunteering partnerships or contributing to the University of Arizona Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA.



Keramos logoThe Keramos National Professional Ceramic Engineering Fraternity focuses on promoting and emphasizing scholarship and character, stimulating mental development, and promoting interest in the professional aspects of ceramic engineering, technology and science. The Arizona chapter is a great portal for networking with students, professionals and professors. Keramos members get a closer look at not only ceramic engineering but also at all of the diverse fields of materials science and engineering. Keramos membership provides students with the tools and skills necessary to follow their dreams in the professional world as they are given opportunities in outreach, fundraising, and competitions. Members also have the chance to attend large national scale conferences such as MS&T while building friendships and networks that will last a lifetime.

Keramos concurrently works with Material Advantage, so joining both is very easy and inexpensive. While each club offers different opportunities on the national level, most students here at the University of Arizona are members of both organizations to maximize their advantages in the field.

Faculty adviser: Pamela Vandiver,

Material Advantage

Material Advantage logo

The University of Arizona Material Advantage club seeks to connect the materials science and engineering department to the rest of the world. Having numerous contacts in industry, Material Advantage ventures out into Arizona's wide range of engineering companies in hopes that MSE students might gain a better understanding of what it means to "be an engineer" outside of academia. Additionally, Material Advantage schedules numerous outreach endeavors in Tucson and the surrounding area so that other MSE hopefuls may become better prepared for college and have a clearer picture of what they would like to do after high school.

The Material Advantage club has biweekly meetings (replete with free pizza), with content ranging from guest lecturers to planning camping and rock-climbing trips. Over the many years since its conception, Material Advantage has been a terrific resource for thousands of students who have passed through the MSE department at the University of Arizona.

Contact: Alex Pagano,
Faculty adviser: David Poirier,


SAMPE logoThe Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering, or SAMPE, is an international engineering society that effectively bridges the gap between academia and industry. The University of Arizona SAMPE chapter is dedicated to providing an engineering presence in the MSE department and throughout all of campus by offering members a variety of opportunities. These include chapter engineering projects, networking opportunities with professional engineers, and access to a number of competitions, scholarships, and awards available through the SAMPE organization. University of Arizona SAMPE membership is particularly beneficial for members interested in finding work in industry and hoping to find a job after graduation.


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