Student Organizations

Engineering students at Duke pursue their interests and passions through a variety of extra-curricular opportunities. The many clubs, teams, and professional societies available offer Pratt undergraduates the chance to bond with their classmates, test their ideas and theories, obtain additional hands-on experiences, network, challenge themselves and have fun! Don’t see a group that matches your interests? Think about starting your own!

Download the student organization directory as a PDF.

Student Government

Student government at Duke is a longstanding and important tradition. Pratt's Engineering Student Government provides support to engineering students, takes part in community building, fundraising for the school, and forms a cohesive voice for engineering students in communicating with Pratt and Duke administration.

E-Team: Duke Engineering Peer Advisors

The E-Team assists first year engineering students in their transition to Duke by creating an immediate network of support from upperclass engineering students who can answer questions, share experiences, and offer advice. Adviser: Lauren Stulgis

Professional Society Chapters

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Student Organizations

Design for America (DFA)

Duke Electric Vehicles (formerly Duke Eco-Marathon Team)

DukEngineer Magazine

Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID)

Duke Human Powered Vehicle Challenge

Duke Makers (3-D Printing Club)

Duke Motorsports

Duke Reduced Gravity Club

Duke Robotics

Engineering Student Government (ESG)

Engineering World Health (EWH)

E-Team (Pratt Peer Advisors)

hackDuke

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Engineering Honor Societies

  • Chi Epsilon (civil engineering)
    Visit www.chi-epsilon.org for the national Chi Epsilon website.
    Chi Epsilon is dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession. It is organized to recognize the characteristics of the individual civil engineer deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career, to aid in the development of those characteristics in the civil engineering student... To contribute to the improvement of the profession, Chi Epsilon fosters the development and exercise of sound traits of character and technical ability among civil engineers, and its members, by precept and example, toward an ever higher standard of professional service. Faculty contact: Joseph Nadeau
  • Eta Kappa Nu (electrical engineering)
    Visit www.hkn.org for the national Eta Kappa Nu website.
    Eta Kappa Nu is the national electrical engineering honorary society. As is the case with the other honor societies, membership is by invitation only. Eligibility for consideration is based on unimpeachable character and on outstanding scholarship which places the student in the upper quarter of the Junior class or the upper third of the Senior class. Faculty contact: Rhett George
  • Pi Tau Sigma (mechanical engineering)
    Visit www.pitausigma.net for the national Pi Tau Sigma website.
    Pi Tau Sigma is a Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, instituted in order to establish a closer bond of fellowship among its members which will result in mutual benefit to those men and women in the study and in the profession of mechanical engineering. Pi Tau Sigma's core values are: Integrity (soundness of character and moral conduct), Service (serving the mechanical engineering profession and the community), and Leadership (being foremost and fostering initiative through example in a professional manner). Faculty contact: Ed Shaughnessy
  • Tau Beta Pi (all of engineering)
    Visit www.tbp.org for the national Tau Beta Pi website.
    Tau Beta Pi is the national engineering honorary society. Consideration is based on exemplary character and an academic standing in the upper eighth of the Junior class, the upper fifth of the Senior class. Faculty contact: Michael Gustafson

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