American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

AISES’ mission is to increase substantially the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science, and other related technology disciplines. Through a variety of educational programs, AISES offers financial, academic, and cultural support to American Indians and Alaska Natives from middle school through graduate school. AISES provides professional development activities to enable teachers to work effectively with Native students. AISES also develops culturally appropriate curricula and publications. AISES builds partnerships with tribes, schools, other non-profit organizations, corporations, foundations, and government agencies to realize its goals.

AISES especially helps American Indian and Alaska Native students prepare for careers in science, technology, and engineering.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Penn State Chapter, is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)

The Penn State Out In Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) is a professional group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied students. oSTEM provides services and support for students of sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics; creates a dynamic network between students and professionals in industry and academia; provides education, outreach, and professional resources to high school students; and actively recruit and address the needs of diverse groups within the LGBTA community, inclusive of those who are historically underrepresented with regards to gender and ethnic background.

Phi Sigma Rho (ΦΣΡ)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Penn State Chapter, has helped its members to grow academically, socially, and professionally. In addition, SHPE is heavily involved in community service events such as Relay for Life sponsored by the Red Cross and helping children with pediatric cancer through THON.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)