American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) JHU Chapter
Organization that provides a social forum for students to network, collaborate on engineering projects, and enrich their educations with extracurricular, civil engineering-based opportunities. Interesting activities include the Concrete Canoe Competition, Steel Bridge Competition, and coordination with Habitat for Humanity.
Engineers Without Borders
The mission of Engineers Without Borders – USA (EWB-USA) is to partner with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineering students. The JHU chapter was founded in 2005, and currently there are 3 projects underway in three countries: Ecuador, South Africa, and Guatemala. These projects are particularly attractive to environmental and civil engineers.
JHU Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is an international organization seeking to furnish affordable housing for those unable to own their own home. Prospective homeowners are required to work alongside Habitat volunteers on the site for 300-500 hours in order to be eligible for the approximately $200 per month , 20 year, interest-free mortgage.
JHU Tau Beta Pi
Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation’s second-oldest society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to recognize students of distinguished scholarship and exemplary character. There are now collegiate chapters at 228 US colleges and universities, active alumnus chapters in 16 districts across the country, and a total initiated membership of 469,740.
Civil and Systems Engineering Graduate Association (CSEGA)
The Civil and Systems Engineering Graduate Association (formerly the Civil Engineering Graduate Association – CEGA) is the representative organization for Civil and Systems Engineering graduate students. The goal of the CSEGA is to enhance graduate student life and provide more student representation in the department’s functions and activities.
The objective of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is to reduce earthquake risk by (1) advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering, (2) improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment, and (3) advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes. Learn more and join the chapter by contacting Prof. Ben Schafer.