Student organizations, society of engineering science

Student Organizations

Opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to participate in social, student government, and professional organiza­tions are plentiful at Penn State.

Society of Engineering Science

The Society of Engineering Science (SES) provides students interested in engineering science with a medium for the exchange of ideas among students, faculty, alumni, professionals in industry, and others active in engineering science.

Visit the SES website or the SES LinkedIn page to learn more.

Engineering Science and Mechanics Graduate Student Council

The purpose of the Engineering Science and Mechanics Graduate Student Council (ESMGSC) is to enhance the academic and social experience of graduate students within the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM).

Auxiliary goals of the ESMGSC include the following:

  • Solicit and implement recommendations from ESM graduate students
  • Organize ESM Today--an annual graduate research symposium for research of students in ESM
  • Promote and recruit graduate students to the ESM department

Visit the ESMGSC website for more information.

Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering

The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) is a global professional member society, that provides information on new materials and processing technology either via conferences, exhibitions, technical forums, publications, or books in which professionals in this field can exchange ideas.

​As the only technical society encompassing all fields of endeavor in materials and processes, SAMPE provides a unique and valuable forum for scientists, engineers, and academicians.

Student memberships are available.

Undergraduate Student Organizations

Engineering Undergraduate Council (EUC)

EUC is the Student Government of Penn State as College of Engineering. We serve as a voice for the students in the College of Engineering.

More information about EUC can be found here.

Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi is an engineering honor society, highly regarded in the field. The national organization of Tau Beta Pi was founded in 1885 at Lehigh University, and has since grown to include over two hundred collegiate chapters and nearly sixty alumni chapters. The Pennsylvania Beta chapter of Tau Beta Pi was founded at The Pennsylvania State University on May 4, 1912, as the twenty-sixth collegiate chapter.

More information about Tau Beta Pi can be found here.

Graduate Student Organizations

Engineering Graduate Student Council (EGCS)

The purpose of the EGSC is to promote and enhance graduate studies within the College of Engineering through professional development activities, and to provide a forum for communication between graduate students, faculty, and administration within the College of Engineering.

EGSC news and events are posted on the council website.

Penn State Graduate and Professional Student Association

The Graduate and Professional Student Association is a University-level organization that aims to represent and support the interests of the University's current and future graduate and professional student community by supporting scholarly activities and providing leadership, service, and social opportunities. 

More information about the Penn State Graduate and Professional Student Association can be found here.

Diversity in Engineering

Special Interest

Internationally Focused



The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523