CEE-affiliated student organizations offer opportunities to put your skills to the test and build important relationships with industry, government agencies, and national professional associations. 

American Society of Civil Engineers

The UMD chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is open to all students and faculty. The chapter connects enables 300 civil and environmental engineering students to connect with peers, build relationships with employers, and apply engineering principles in challenging scenarios—including as members of the concrete canoe and steel bridge teams. Members are notified regularly of ASCE student chapter events as well as job, scholarship, and networking opportunities. 

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Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainable development through engineering assistance and training internationally responsible engineering students.

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Solar Decathlon

Roughly 400 students and faculty at the University of Maryland come together to plan, design and build a completely functional 800 square foot house run entirely on solar energy for the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. As a completely student-run organization, each team member applies lessons learned in the class room to benefit this project. From architects to civil engineers to business majors, students from a variety of disciplines contribute their unique skills to the project. The UMD team has placed in the top two every time it has competed in this international competition in the last 10 years. 

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Chi Epsilon

As UMD's chapter of the national civil engineering honor society, Chi Epsilon is dedicated to maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as a profession. The chapter hosts an annual career fair every fall with over 40 civil engineering firms from across the D.C. area, one of many ways Chi Epsilon helps members network and strengthen their prospects in a competative job market. 

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Intelligent Transportation Society of America

UMD's student Chapter of the Intelligent Transportation Socitey of America (ITS) promotes and cultivates student research in intellegent transportation technologies. The group also serves as the connection between UMD and ITS Maryland and ITS America. 

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American Concrete Institute

The UMD chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) aims to further education in concrete and provide experience with concrete design and construction. Members are given the opportunity for hands on experience through participation in student competitions. Formed in 2015, the chapter holds Outstanding University status for their contributions to ACI-related activities. 

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