Student Groups

Michigan Aquaponics

Michigan Aquaponics aims to serve as a source of aquaponics technology and business expertise for both local communities, such as the University of Michigan, as well as interested global communities. As technology experts, Michigan Aquaponics will serve its communities by 1) educating people on issues of food security and sustainable food systems related to aquaponics, 2) implementing functional aquaponics systems with interested community-level partners, and 3) providing business development support for partners wishing to implement aquaponics as a solution to their expressed needs.

Environmental Engineering Student Association - EESA

The Environmental Engineering Student Association (EESA) is a new undergraduate student organization founded in fall 2015. EESA seeks the advancement of the science and profession of environmental engineering through technical projects, community development, and social bonding.

Steel Bridge Team - SBT

The Steel Bridge Team is a group of students who design and construct a working model of a steel bridge for competition. The team is part of the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The students spend months designing the steel bridge, which is a 1:10 scale model for a mock highway bridge. The actual bridge span of the model is usually around 20 feet. Once constructed, it must sustain a vertical load of 2,500 pounds and a lateral load of 50 pounds. The bridge is designed and fabricated entirely by students.

Michigan Concrete Canoe Team - MCCT

The Concrete Canoe Team is part of the University's American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) student chapter. During the school year, the team designs and builds a concrete canoe in order to race it at the annual ASCE Regional Conference. The team actually designs the canoe, assembles the forms, and pours the concrete. The design aspects include defining the optimal width, length, and general shape for maneuverability and speed; creating a concrete mixture that is strong yet lightweight; determining reinforcement needs; and providing aesthetic appeal.

Geo-Institute - GI

The Geo-Institute is a specialty membership organization focused on the geo-industry, created by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1996. The graduate student organization is a student-led body with the goal of enhancing the educational and personal experience of students in the geo-engineering community at U of M. The chapter co-sponsors events and speakers for the U of M Geotechnical Seminar Series as well as events in collaboration with the other student groups within the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.

Graduate Environmental Engineering Network of Professionals, Educators and Students - GrEENPEAS

GrEENPEAS is a graduate student organization affiliated with the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program at the University of Michigan. The organization was founded in May, 1999 with the following goals:

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute - EERI

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators.

For more information, visit their website | EERI

Chi Epsilon - XE

Chi Epsilon is the national honor society for civil engineers, which recognizes students within the Civil and Environmental Engineering department who exhibit excellence in scholarship, character, practicality and sociability. In order to be eligible for initiation into the society, an undergraduate student must have at least junior standing and rank in the upper third of their class academically. Graduate students are also eligible for initiation and separate criteria apply.

Better Living Using Engineering Laboratory - BLUElab

BLUElab at the University of Michigan is a student run organization that works to find sustainable solutions to development problems at home and abroad. We recognize that engineering students have a great deal to offer in the development of appropriate technology and we work to harness this expertise and apply it to real world problems.

For more information, visit their website | BLUElab

American Society of Civil Engineers - ASCE

The American Society of Civil Engineers was formed in 1852, making it the oldest engineering society in the United States. The University of Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers is a professional organization designed to relate students’ knowledge from the classroom to practical applications in today’s dynamic work environment. We accomplish this through bi-monthly lectures allowing the interaction between students and the industry, and through special projects sponsored by the chapter.

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