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Student Organizations

Department of Technology Systems 

American Design Drafting Association (ADDA): Provides a means for students to network with one another and help them gain exposure to the design profession. Faculty advisor is Mr. Ranjeet Agarwala at agarwalar@ecu.edu

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE): The ECU Students Section is the student arm of the American Society of Safety Engineers. The mission of the ECU Students Section is to function within the purview of the ASSE. In line with the goal of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Students Section is designed for students who are pursuing a career in the Safety, Health and Environmental (SH&E) fields. It also seeks to provide additional opportunities for students to learn more about their chosen areas of study, as well as promote interaction between students and safety professionals. Faculty advisor is Dr. Hamid Fonooni at fonoonih@ecu.edu

Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE): A Chapter that encourages the professional and social development of members; fosters leadership by providing opportunities to serve in responsible positions; and provides the infusion of knowledge from sources beyond formal college or University setting such as field trips, seminars, experiences, and friendship among members. Faculty advisor is Amy Frank at franka@ecu.edu

Professional Association of Industrial Distribution (PAID): Promotes student relations and involvement with industrial organizations. PAID members are offered an outstanding education and a unique opportunity to succeed in the career fields of Distribution and Logistics. Faculty advisor is Mark Angolia at angoliam@ecu.edu

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME): Promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and keeps manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Faculty advisor is Dr. Merwan Mehta at mehtam@ecu.edu

Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT): An international honorary professional organization for education in technology. To become a member of this distinguished group, you must be formally initiated during a dignified initiation ceremony. Faculty advisor is Mr. Len Palmer at palmerl@ecu.edu

Institute for Supply Management (ISM): A chapter that promotes the purchasing profession through education in the fundamentals of production, manufacturing, and marketing; effective methods and practices; commodities and their uses; and sources of supply and distribution; gathers and disseminates beneficial information through trade publications, lectures, plant visitations and conventions; promotes friendly relations between purchasing managers with the resulting exchange of ideas; and elevates purchasing as a profession in such a way as to obtain merited recognition. Faculty advisor is Dr. Scott Dellana at dellanas@ecu.edu.

Department of Computer Science

Association of Computing Machinery (ACM):The world's largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources. Faculty advisor is Dr. Qin Ding at dingq@ecu.edu.

Software Testing Research Group: A team of ECU MSc Students in Software Engineering who are interested in software testing. STRG researches are focused on effectiveness of various testing approaches, test generation methods, and QA activities. The Chapter Lead Advisor is Dr. Sergiy Vilkomir.

Department of Construction Management

Association of General Contractors (AGC) and East Carolina Construction Association (ECCA): East Carolina Construction Association (ECCA) is the umbrella organization of the student chapters of NAHB, AGC and AIC at the Department of Construction Management in East Carolina University. Faculty advisor is Bryan Wheeler at wheelerb@ecu.edu.

National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB): Membership for students who are interested in residential construction and the homebuilding industry. Students participate in residential related activities, such as Habitat for Humanity, attendance in the International Builders Show and local chapter meetings. Faculty advisor is Mr. Ron Sessoms, sessomsr@ecu.edu.

Sigma Lambda Chi (SLC): The student honor society recognizing outstanding students locally and internationally for their academic accomplishments as a construction major. 

United States Green Building Council (USGBC): This is a student based organization of the USGBC for members interested in sustainable construction and projects based on the LEED system of evaluation and credits. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Faculty advisor is Eric Connell at connellg@ecu.edu.

Women in Construction and Technology (WICAT): Women in Construction and Technology (WICAT) is a new organization supporting women students interested in construction and related technologies. Participating students are construction management, interior design, and distribution and logistics majors. Future affiliation with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is planned. Activities include networking with women employed in the profession, arranging for guest speakers who actively support women in the industry, engaging in outreach activities that promote construction career opportunities for women, and participating in service activities that utilize the students’ construction knowledge. Faculty advisor is Donna Hollar at hollard@ecu.edu.

Department of Engineering

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE): ASHRAE membership is drawn from a wide range of disciplines relating to the HVAC&R Field. Approximately 50,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society, including students, consulting engineers, mechanical contractors, building owners, and employees of manufacturing companies, educational institutions, research organizations, government as well as any organization concerned with environmental control. Student members are sponsored by full-grade Members or Associate Members. The student must be studying or have an interest in an HVAC&R industry-related field. A student eligible for ASHRAE student membership is a person matriculated in an approved course of study in a university, college, junior college, or technical institute, who is being educated in the arts and sciences covered by the Society's objectives. Faculty Advisor is Dr. Tarek Abdel-Salam at abdelsalamt@ecu.edu.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. Faculty Advisor is Dr. Tarek Abdel-Salam, abdelsalamt@ecu.edu.

ECU Engineering Honor Society: The honor society is open to the top one fifth of the senior class and the top one eighth of the junior class, based on cumulative grade point average. Members will perform service activities to further the engineering profession and to bring information about engineering to prospective engineers. 

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE): An organization open to all students that is primarily focused on the Industrial and Systems Engineering concentration. The objective of the Chapter is to provide students with outside resources to develop their future professional careers. Also, it is a way in which students can get to know each other better outside of the classroom. The highlight of the IIE yearis the Student Regional Conference held annually. Faculty advisor is Dr. B. J. Kim at kimb@ecu.edu.

International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE): ISPE is the world's largest not-for-profit society serving pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals. Student membership is designated for full-time students pursuing careers in pharmaceutical science, engineering, or technology. Opportunities include connecting with ISPE members in your local area, interactive online activities, and access to job lists and career resources to maximize your job search. Faculty advisor is Dr. Loren Limberis at limberisl@ecu.edu.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and ECU Motorsports: The SAE chapter provides the opportunity to learn about the automotive industry and build a Baja car. ECU Motorsports coordinates and manages the design and building of the Baja car and the participation in the SAE Baja competition. 

Proposed Collegiate Section of SWE (Society of Women Engineers): This organization establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. When you join SWE you become a part of an elite group of women engineers. SWE is the Society for women who want to advance the field of engineering and excel professionally. Faculty advisor is Karen De Urquidi deurquidik@ecu.edu.

TECS Student Organizations

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