The ECE student body is a close knit community that values wellness away from the classroom as much as success within it. Our department is known for its pizza parties celebrating various holidays, as well as the recently-renovated ECE Lounge, where our students can always expect to find a friendly face (as well as free coffee courtesy of the department).

Look below to read about Barton Hall’s facilities, as well as learn more about ECE’s many student groups. You can also head over to the Whiting School of Engineering’s website for more schoolwide information about life on the Homewood campus.

Barton Hall Facilities

Jin U. Kang, Jacob Suter Jammer Professor and previous Chairman of the department, wanted to bring both ECE undergraduates and graduates together in a specific space where they could actively collaborate and study. Bring your own cup and grab a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, and stay to chat with fellow students, professors, and academic staff. We believe in creating an inclusive, supportive, and collaborative community. It’s one of the things that makes our department special!

ECE students have unlimited access to the student laboratory which is equipped with computer workstations that allow students to work independently or collectively with other students.

ECE Student Groups

Engineers Without Borders supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. Our 13,800 members work with communities to find appropriate solutions for water supply, sanitation, energy, agriculture, civil works, structures and information systems.

Eta Kappa Nu is the IEEE Honor Society for Electrical Engineers. There are over 200 chapters in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Students in the upper fourth of their junior class or upper fifth of their senior class can be elected to Eta Kappa Nu. Eligibility depends on scholarship, personal character, voluntary services, and distinguished accomplishments. For undergraduates, the most important qualification is scholarship during the first years of college.

The Johns Hopkins University student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers strives to promote the career opportunities available and to raise awareness of new developments in the field among electrical and computer engineering students by fostering interaction among students, faculty, employers and professional engineers.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

The Graduate Association of Women in Computer Science & Electrical and Computer Engineering was founded in the fall of 2015 to foster networking and support between the graduate women of ECE and Computer Science. The weekly lunches provide a supportive environment for mentoring and support between graduate students. Anyone is welcome to join us, particularly women who are graduate students in ECE & CS.

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a nonprofit graduate student group dedicated to the advancement and development of graduate and professional studies in the department as well as building a platform to aid in the smooth transition in graduate studies and research.

The GSA’s mission is to promote diversity and strengthen the relationship between graduate students, faculty and departmental administrators. while providing collaborative activities and research opportunities. The GSA recognizes the need for both diversity and inter-disciplinary collaboration and strives towards achieving these goals at the departmental level and the University level.

The purpose of the OSA student chapter is to promote the discipline of Optics through an organized effort of study, research, and discussion. We disseminate the knowledge of the field of Optics to the general public and further the professional development of all our student members.

The club was created in 2014 to inspire greater research into the field of robotics and remain innovative while aiding in practical research for students at Johns Hopkins University. The group consists of undergraduate students with backgrounds in electrical and computer engineering, mechanical, and computer science. The club assists students to gain practical multidisciplinary experience in the lab and demonstrate abilities at various robotic competitions.

Contact: [email protected]

SWE is a nationally recognized organization, and the JHU chapter works throughout the semester on outreach projects in the Baltimore community to get more young girls knowledgeable and interested in an engineering career and in workshops targeted at JHU students looking to network, apply for jobs, and build resumes. Also, we host graduate/research panels, volunteer events, and socials during the academic year. To contact, please email [email protected]

The purpose of the Technology Entrepreneurship Club shall be to provide a medium for professional development and for the body of students and alumni who have current or future entrepreneurship ideas. The Club will serve as a catalyst for members to capture and establish relationships with the JHU community, local and international business community, and philanthropic organizations. It will provide opportunities for students within Hopkins to get more involved with and trained in the different steps in entrepreneurship including ideation, evaluating the feasibility of an idea, business development and funding. This will be carried out through student-led events including, but not limited to, seminars and workshops.

The Homewood campus is brimming with opportunities for students to get involved, explore new interests, and have fun. We guarantee you’ll find something that suits your interests!