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College of Engineering and Computer Science

ECS Joint Council

What is the ECSJC?

ECSJC is a campus recognized organization, sponsored by ASI, which provides a forum for networking and collaboration among student leaders in the College of Engineering and Computer Science as well as providing an avenue for the student voice.

What is the purpose of ECSJC?

ECSJC gives student leaders within the College of Engineering and Computer Science the opportunity to share ideas, plan joint events (e.g ECS Expo), and discuss student issues.

Who can join ECSJC?

ECSJC members are selected officers from clubs recognized by the College of Engineering and Computer Science and SO&L.

Clubs in the College of Engineering and Computer Science

American Society of Civil Engineers The American Society of Civil Engineers was founded in 1852, is the oldest national professional engineering society in the United States. ASCE is dedicated to the advancement of the individual civil engineer and the advancement of the science and profession of civil engineering through education.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today's ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical conferences worldwide, and offers hundreds of professional development courses each year. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety.
American Water Resources Association The three objectives of the AWRA are: The advancement of water resources research, planning, development, management, and education. The establishment of a common meeting ground for physical, biological, and social scientists, engineers, and other persons concerned with water resources and the collection, organization, and dissemination of ideas and information in the field of water resources science and technology.
Association for Computing Machinery ACM is the world's oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society. Since 1947 ACM has provided a vital forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and discoveries. Today, ACM serves a membership of computing professionals and students in more than 100 countries in all areas of industry, academia, and government.
Competative Robotics Logo Competitive Robotics Our club partakes in creative projects, which involve many aspects of robotics such as motion control, programming, electronics, and autonomous systems. We encourage students in all fields of study with an interest in robotics to come and explore what our club has to offer! Indeed, our collaborate experience includes folks from all branches of engineering (ME, CE, CpE, EE), history, sociology, graphic design, business, and more.
Computer Technology Club The CTC aims to give students a hands-on experience with computer technology and hardware.  The club helps students access the other side of computer science; the hardware that supports it. Everything from building computer systems and networks to VR is explored, come join us to learn more. 
Concrete Canoe Club The ASCE Concrete Canoe team was created with the intent of providing civil engineering students an opportunity to learn beyond the extent of the classroom. Every year, students are given the task of creating a canoe using different reinforcement materials, as well as their own concrete mix designs following the requirements created by the ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition Rules and Regulations.
Construction Management Student Association The Construction Management Students Association is a student operated program that seeks to enhance construction education in Sacramento. As an example, the Association involves students in industry functions, offers networking & internship opportunities and participates in various community and social activities. Throughout their studies, CM students develop close relationships.  
Data Science Club The Data Science Club explores the field of data science, which uses math, statistics, and computer science to extract useful knowledge from our society's increasing collection of data in order to advance scholarship and gain insights into every kind of subject matter, from art to zoology.
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute 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.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is an international non-profit, professional organization for the advancement of technology related to electricity. It has the most members of any technical professional organization in the world, with more than 360,000 members in around 175 countries.
Geo Challenge

The mission of the ASCE Geowall-Challenge is to supplement the education of future engineers with experience in the development of a Mechanically Stabilized Earthwall (MSE) following the Geo-Institute competition rules. Through conceptual design, analytical presentation, construction and use of the MSE, students gain knowledge and insight into structural engineering, as well as a hands on experience in the creation of one of history’s oldest known constructs.

The competition increases awareness of real-world engineering issues such as material properties, safety, aesthetics, and cost. Success in inter-collegiate competition requires effective teamwork and project management.

Hornet Hyperloop Logo Hornet Hyperloop Hornet Hyperloop is a Sacramento State Student club competing in the official SpaceX Competition. Our goal is to design and build a safe pod to run in the Final Competition. We where able to attend last year's competition focusing on the levitation subsystem, a passive, modular, magnetically levitating system using permanent magnets. This year, we have more members and more ideas, and we will not stop.
Institute of Transportation Engineers The Institute of Transportation Engineers is devoted to promoting the education and professional development of individuals interested in transportation engineering and planning. Members attend technical presentations by industry professionals, visit local agencies or project locations, and discuss of local, regional, and statewide transportation issues. 
PCI Club The CSUS Student chapter for Pre-cast Pre-Stressed Concrete Institute (PCI) was created with the intent of exploring the possibilities of reinforced concrete structures, and to provide students with the opportunity to apply their in-class knowledge directly with industry through the design, fabrication and construction of a pre-cast pre-stressed concrete beam. This “Big Beam” competition is hosted on a national level and allows students an amazing opportunity to showcase their knowledge, teamworking skills, and structural engineering talents.
Power Engineering Society The mission of the Power Engineering Society at CSU Sacramento is to assist students in their academic and career goals by providing information and resources related to their field of study. Our strong ties to industry enable our organization to bring in guest speakers and allow our students to take tours of power engineering associated facilities. The hope is that the members are able to develop a more comprehensive understanding of their selected field so they may be ready to apply their degrees when they graduate. The PES is also involved in power associated competitions to confirm our commitment to the advancement of the electrical engineering practice. By allowing students to participate in a professional organization comes an opportunity to establish professional engineering ethics and attitude.
Society of Automotive Engineers:
Hornet Racing
Formula SAE is perhaps the highest profile, most intense student Mechanical Engineering design competition in the world.  To compete in Formula SAE, students must conceive, design, and manufacture an open-wheeled, formula-style racecar.  Restrictions are put on the design of the engine and frame in order to challenge the students knowledge, creativity, and imagination.  The cars are built by teams of students over a period of about one year, and are taken to Pontiac, Michigan to compete with 140 other Universities from across the world.  The end result is a great experience for young engineers to take part in a meaningful design project, as well as to learn to work as a team.
Society of Automotive Engineers:
Mini Baja
The CSUS Baja SAE team is a group of dedicated students with a passion for vehicle design and racing. We enjoy the opportunity to test ourselves and strive to produce innovative, efficient, and competitive designs. Welcome to our site, we look forward to showing you what we're about and will be showcasing our design, build, testing, and final vehicle right here. 
SAME logo Society of American Military Engineers The Society of American Military Engineers is the only nonprofit professional engineering education organization that actively promotes the advancement of both individual technical knowledge and the collective engineering capabilities of governments, the uniformed services and private industry.  Our goal is to unite public and private sector entities and individuals in the A/E/C fields so that we can prepare for and overcome natural and manmade disasters, acts of terrorism and improve security at home and abroad.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. 
SME Logo Society of Manufacturing Engineers

 The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) explores a variety of manufacturing processes, resources, and equipment utilized in modern society. Through regularly scheduled meetings and activities, SME serves as local forums for networking and contact building, information sharing and problem solving. SME organizes and sponsors plant tours, conferences, guest speakers' special events and other exciting activities. SME serves as a bridge between all disciplines within the College of Engineering and Computer Science. SME also facilitates the acquisition of manufacturing process knowledge through a yearly student manufacturing competition. Through SME, students, staff, and faculty will be able to tap into many resources and technical advice in order to complete their academic projects at a relatively low cost and fast pace.

Steel Bridge Club The mission of the ASCE Student Steel Bridge Competition (SSBC) is to supplement the education of civil engineering students with a comprehensive, student-driven project experience from conception and design through fabrication, erection, and testing, culminating in a steel structure that meets client specifications and optimizes performance and economy.  Students are tasked with designing, fabricating and testing bridge designs based on a given criteria.
Society of Women Engineers The Society of Women Engineers was founded in 1950 and is a non-profit educational organization for professional engineers and engineering students. Professional and student chapters are found world-wide, and membership is open to both men and women. SWE's mission is to encourage men and women to achieve his or her full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, to expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and to demonstrate the value of diversity.
SEAOCC Logo Structural Engineers Association of Central California SEAOC’s mission is to be the best structural engineering organization in the world. We seek to advance the state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-practice in structural engineering; to provide the public with structures of safe and dependable performance; to give the structural engineering profession the most current information and tools for structural analysis, design, and detailing and for effective business management; and to serve as a respected, leading, and proactive voice in structural code and standard development.
Tau Beta Pi Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation's secondest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to recognize students of distinguished scholarship and exemplary character. There are now collegiate chapters at 232 US colleges and universities, active alumnus chapters in 16 districts across the country, and a total initiated membership of 492,116 
Upsilon Pi Epsilon Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the first and only international honor society for the Computing Sciences. Founded in 1967 at Texas A & M University and contains over 210 chapters at college campuses across the world. It is endorsed by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE-CS), the two largest computer organizations in the world. Aside from conferring honor on computer science and computer engineering students, it has a large involvement with the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. Membership in UPE, like many other honor societies, is lifetime, however student members inducted get a free year of ACM membership as well. Additionally, UPE gives out a number of scholarships for its members and ACM members.  
Transportation Challenge

If you’ve ever been fascinated by the societal structure of roadways, vehicles and transportation, then the ASCE Transportation challenge is for you. As a member you will develop plans for surface transportation projects, work with a team to create project plans which meet realistic engineering criteria, and plan modifications to existing or new fields of development.

The ASCE Transportation challenge competes against other schools by playing a private consulting firm that responds to the challenge RFP. We then submit a bid package and see which school gets the bid.

Water Treatment Club The mission of the ASCE Water Treatment challenge is to create safe and economical ways to purify contaminated water both physically and chemically. The evolution of the field of environmental and water resources engineering over the next half century will both shape and be shaped by the changes in the formal education of our future’s technical workforce.