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Student Groups and Programs

CU-ICAR Student Association

The CU-ICAR Student Association is made up of the Masters and Ph.D. students enrolled in the automotive and mechanical engineering Programs. The association’s mission is to promote professional development, social interaction and program growth through social events, seminars, tutoring, and projects. This group has attended several professional conferences and held auto events to attract local enthusiasts. You can also find the CU-ICAR Student Association on Facebook.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Chapter (ASME)
The Clemson University Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers is a professional development organization for students. The group works to gain perspective on mechanical-engineering careers, build a network of industry contacts, and gain hands-on experience.

Baja SAE

Clemson Baja SAE is a non-profit organization that allows students to apply the knowledge acquired in the classroom to a real-world setting. Baja SAE is a collegiate design competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Teams from universities around the world compete in an off-road challenge. Student members work together in order to design, build, test, promote, and race a rugged, single seat, off-road vehicle.

CU-ICAR and AJ Whittenburg Engineering Partner Program
A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School, the most technologically advanced elementary school in Greenville County, has partnered with CU-ICAR.  The collaborative effort has yielded “CU-ICAR Week,” a time for graduate students to expose Whittenberg students to the world of automotive engineering through hands-on demonstrations and activities. 

Formula SAE

Clemson University Formula SAE (CUFSAE) is a student organization dedicated enriching students by allowing them to apply what they have learned in class. From engineering to marketing, computer programming to graphic design, CUFSAE offers something for every student. The group aims to provide students with the tools to learn as much as possible while exploring the possibilities of employment in the automotive industry.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

With nearly 30,000 members, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) one of the largest student-governed organizations in the US. Founded in 1975, the NSBE’s mission is to “increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.”

Pi Tau Sigma The Mechanical Engineering Honor Society

Pi Tau Sigma members are chosen on a basis of sound engineering ability, scholarship (upper 35%), personality, and probable future success in mechanical engineering. Pi Tau Sigma fosters high ideals in the engineering profession, supports departmental activities, promotes professional welfare and develops leadership. Clemson’s Phi Kappa chapter of Pi Tau Sigma was established in 1984.

Society of Automotive Engineers Student Chapter (SAE)
The Society of Automotive Engineers at Clemson University offers its members the opportunity to apply their engineering skills to hands-on automotive projects. SAE is an international organization created to share knowledge between students and engineers. The Clemson chapter’s activities include monthly meetings, plant tours, and two design projects — Formula SAE and Mini Baja.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
SHPE is a national organization of professional engineers who serve as role models in the Hispanic community. The concept of Networking is the key basis for the organization. SHPE's mission is to change lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize their fullest potential and impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. SHPE's vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Clemson University's chapter of SWE is devoted to encouraging women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders. This includes expanding the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life and demonstrating the value of diversity in the profession.