2Loud at Virginia Tech

2Loud at Virginia Tech is a car audio team and club at Virginia Tech. Their mission is to design, build, test, and tune a car audio system to compete in sound pressure level competitions. Through this fun medium, they explore acoustical, mechanical, and electrical engineering concepts.

They will design a car audio system to get as loud as possible, while conforming with competition guidelines. The vehicle, subwoofer enclosure, and electrical system will all be altered in order to increase sound wave production and amplification. They then take the vehicle to several competitions all around the East and Mid-West!

Visit 2LoudVT at their website.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

The Virginia Tech AIAA Student Branch has over 100 members ranging from freshman to graduate students. The organization is dedicated towards promoting resources, opportunities, and community for students to strengthen their technical and professional knowledge as students and future engineers in the aerospace field.

General body meetings are normally held monthly Wednesday with free food and refreshments provided, as well as many other social events and special events held throughout the year.

Visit AIAA at their website.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

AIChE at Virginia Tech is a professional organization devoted to the development of Chemical Engineers at Virginia Tech through meetings, corporate relations, etc. They connect industry with students of the chemical engineering department, hold meetings with sponsoring companies and provide mentorship programs.

Visit AIChE at their website.

Alpha Pi Mu

Alpha Pi Mu is the Virginia Tech Industrial & Systems Engineering Honor Society on campus. APM strives to recognize the academic achievement of the top ISE students at Virginia Tech and better the field of Industrial Engineering. Additionally, APM works to promote the professional development of all its members and encourage networking between faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.

Visit Alpha Pi Mu at their website.

Alpha Omega Epsilon (AOE)

Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social engineering sorority that focuses on promoting women in engineering while offering the bonds of sisterhood. We were chartered as the Rho Chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon on January 22, 2006. Our sisters are from all walks of life with many differing interests, but one thing we all understand is how difficult it is to be a woman in the male-dominated field of engineering. To help all of our sisters find a niche, our sorority is involved in a wide array of activities. Our activities involve professional development, community service, philanthropy, and social. Some of the many events we participate in are resume workshops, etiquette dinners, Relay for Life, JDRF fundraising, philanthropy events around campus, football tailgates, and hiking/tubing with sisters.

Visit Alpha Omega Epsilon at their website.

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

The Virginia Tech Chapter of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers provides opportunities to participate in local, regional, and national professional development and networking events. All BSE undergraduates are strongly encouraged to join ASABE and participate in ASABE activities. They usually meet on Wednesdays in Seitz 105 if you are interested in joining.

Visit ASABE at their website.

Astrobotics

The goal of Astrobotics is to design a semi-autonomous robot to mine regolith on a simulated Martian environment for NASA's Robotic Mining Competition. Astrobotics is a Ware Lab design team that works to design a semi-autonomous robot to mine regolith on a simulated Martian environment for NASA's Robotic Mining Competition. Our team comprises of about 30 students in ME, ECE, CS, ISE, AOE from freshmen to senior year. The team consists of 3 sub teams: mechanical, autonomy/controls and systems. The mechanical sub team is tasked with the design, manufacturing and assembly of the robot. The autonomy/controls sub team is responsible for tele-op, autonomy and motor controls of the robot. The systems sub team is tasked with guiding the team in the creation of the systems engineering paper for NASA.

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Atmospheric Teaching Experiment (ATEX)

The Atmospheric Teaching Experiment at Virginia Tech (ATEx) is a high-altitude weather balloon design team and educational outreach program. They design and launch weather balloon payloads. The weather balloon payload carries various sensors for applicable scientific data in addition to multiple cameras taking HD pictures and video. The launch event invites the schools as well as other Virginia Tech organizations/students to interact, watch, and learn at Kentland Farms.

Email atmosphericteachingexperiment@gmail.com for current meeting time. They are normally Sunday afternoon.

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AutoDrive

AutoDrive is an undergraduate design team that competes in developing a fully-autonomous vehicle that can successfully navigate a series of urban driving challenges. They compete in the AutoDrive Challenge, a three year competition sponsored by GM and SAE, in which the scenarios performed by the vehicle increase in difficulty each year. They are currently transforming a Chevy Bolt into an autonomous vehicle here at Virginia Tech. If you are interested in joining AutoDrive, they meet every other Wednesday at 6:15 at the Ware Lab.

Visit AutoDrive at their website.

AUVSI at Virginia Tech

AUVSI at Virginia Tech is an organization that encompasses all things unmanned, including aerial, ground, and marine unmanned systems, and seeks to connect students with skills, experience, and ultimately careers in the field. AUVSI is a collaborative community that exposes students firsthand to unmanned systems. They do this by providing workshops in aerial, ground, and marine autonomous applications to give students the skills they need. They then help students get plugged into design teams and research positions to gain firsthand experience in the fields they want to study. Ultimately, they provide networking opportunities to connect students with employers and careers that predicate a lifetime in unmanned systems.

Visit AUVSI at their website.

Association for Women in Computing (AWC)

The Association for Women in Computing aims to promote the recruitment and retention of women in technology and computer-oriented professions. They work with the close support of the Department of Computer Science, affiliated CSRC, other IT companies, and the College of Engineering towards restoring diversity. Their organization is comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and faculty members from various disciplines. Most of AWC's members are Computer Science majors, but they also have Computer Science minors, Computer Engineering and BIT majors, and a variety of members from other disciplines. AWC is involved in many different activities that are designed to foster professional development and contribute to the local community. They also have many social activities to help build an enduring sense of community.

Visit AWE at their website.

Baja SAE

Baja SAE® consists of competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain. Our team's mission is to design and construct a single-seat off-road vehicle to meet the rules set forth by the Society of Automotive Engineers. After thorough testing of a prototype vehicle, a production vehicle will be fabricated and subsequently entered for international SAE sanctioned competition.

The object of the competition is to provide SAE student members with a challenging project that involves the design, planning and manufacturing tasks found when introducing a new product to the consumer industrial market. Students must function as a team to not only design, build, test, promote, and race a vehicle within the limits of the rules, but also to generate financial support for their project and manage their educational priorities.

Bioactivity

Bioactivity's mission is to engineer and implement innovative solutions to medical problems worldwide. Our aim is to improve healthcare globally and develop future leaders in the biomedical industry. We are affiliated with the Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) department, and have students from a diversity of undergraduate majors.

Bladesmithing

Bladesmithing aims to provide hands on experience to students in the area of metals, specifically with forging applications, through observing materials & techniques used in bladesmithing practices. They participate in a semi-annual bladesmithing competition at the national TMS conference. In between competitions, they train in basic blacksmithing techniques, and work on designs for the next competition blade. In addition to forging for the competitions, a full material analysis is conducted and presented in a professional report.

Biomedical Engineering Society Student Chapter

Their mission as a chapter is to increase awareness of Biomedical Engineering in our community and to encourage personal and professional development. They host seminars and learning opportunities for students to become more acquainted with Biomedical Engineering. They also host informal mentoring and mixer events to encourage the different groups within Biomedical Engineering to engage with each other.

BOLT Electric Motorcycle

The BOLT team is an interdisciplinary design team housed in the Joseph F. Ware Jr. Advanced Engineering Lab. The team is dedicated to evolving electric vehicle technology through the design, construction, and demonstration of high performance electric motorcycles. By challenging the standards of performance, the team expects to increase the viability of clean emissions motorsports.

Visit BOLT at their website.

Bridges to Prosperity

We are student led service organization that seeks to empower developing communities through foot bridge building, thereby advancing community public works, economic prosperity, and community access to schools, medicine, jobs, and markets.  Bridges to Prosperity seeks to advance the lives of each student involved by providing an opportunity to broaden cultural perspectives, gain hands-on professional experience, and by allowing each student to use their own education to serve others who are less fortunate.

Visit Bridges to Prosperity at their website.

Chem-E-Car

We are tasked with building a shoebox-sized vehicle that is controlled by chemical reactions. The team applies fundamental chemical engineering principals, in addition to skills in programming and mechatronics, to control our vehicle.

We apply problem-solving and engineering skills such as circuitry, programming, and soldering. We aim to provide a framework of industry-relevant research and design experience to members, and many team members discuss these problem-solving and teamwork experiences in job interviews.  

The car team enters our design into regional (spring) and national (fall) competitions -- we have placed in the top ten internationally in the last three years and have won competition awards for the best video and poster.

Visit Chem-E-Car at their website.

Concrete Canoe

The Concrete Canoe Team consists of current ASCE members who design and construct a life size canoe out of concrete. The rules of the design and construction are provided by the National ASCE organization. These rules provide guidelines under which the canoe must be built, including materials and other parameters. Concrete Canoe meets in the fall and spring semesters for design and construction meetings. Each spring, the students involved compete (by padding their canoe) in a regional ASCE competition against other Mid-Atlantic schools. The competition includes the canoe's appearance and theme, quality of construction, and racing ability, of course! The winners of the regional competition will continue on to a national competition, also held in the spring.

To get involved, contact virginiatechconcretecanoe@gmail.com

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Design, Build, Fly!

Design, Build, Fly is a design team located in the Ware Lab that designs, builds, tests RC Aircraft for competition once a year. With weekly meeting, we debrief on the previous weeks worth of work, designate tasks to sub-teams, and set deadline for task to be finished. Tasks include, manufacturing parts for prototypes, doing prop testing on motor and prop combos, and creating CAD models of plane parts.

Visit Design, Build, Fly at their website.

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)

We represent a student chapter of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) headquartered at the Department of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech. Our mission is to promote earthquake engineering research and education among students, communities, and industry through:

  • Improving the earthquake engineering understanding
  • Engaging students in earthquake engineering
  • Preparing a ground for students for networking with earthquake engineering professionals
  • Interacting with industry
  • Exposure to seismic design through our Seismic Design Competition Team

Student members of EERI gain the valuable experience of interacting with a professional organization, which is an important part of their future as earthquake professionals.

The undergraduate members of our team participate in a Seismic Design Competition, in which the students design, model, build, and test a skyscraper model made only of balsa wood and glue. At the EERI conference, the structure is loaded with weights and tested on a shake table using ground motions measured from past earthquakes. This year, 6 of our members went to PORTLAND, OREGON! We are excited to send people to the conference in LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA NEXT YEAR!

Visit EERI at their website.

Engineers without Borders

They are Engineers Without Borders! EWB provides engineering solutions communities that need it most. They have three current international projects: Uganda, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. In Uganda, they have been installing solar power units to orphanages and schools to help counteract the rolling blackouts and high electricity cost. In Guatemala, they're in the process of developing a water sanetation system to help locals get clean water. In their newest project, Nicaragua, they're planning to build a sustainable irrigation system and seed bank for agricultural needs. They're a group of highly motivated engineers that want to make a difference.

Visit Engineers without Borders at their website.

Environmental and Water Resources Institute / Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (EWRI-COPRI)

Their mission is to advance knowledge and understanding of relevant sciences in the environmental, coastal, ocean, ports, riverine, wetlands, and water resources fields of civil engineering. They host seminars and organize field trips to advance knowledge and understanding of relevant sciences in the environmental and water resources fields of civil engineering. They also participate in outreach programs such as stream cleaning and Kids Tech.

Visit EWRI-COPRI at their website.

Formula SAE

The Formula SAE competition is for SAE student members to conceive, design, fabricate, and compete with small formula-style racing cars. The restrictions on the car frame and engine are limited so that the knowledge, creativity, and imagination of the students are challenged. The cars are built with a team effort over a period of about one year and are taken to the annual competition for judging and comparison with approximately 120 other vehicles from colleges and universities throughout the world. The end result is a great experience for young engineers in a meaningful engineering project as well as the opportunity of working in a dedicated team effort.

Visit Formula SAE at their website.

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team of Virginia Tech (HEVT)

The Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team of Virginia Tech (HEVT) has been competing in Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs) for nearly 20 years now, and has been very fortunate to work under faculty advisor Dr. Doug Nelson since the beginning. HEVT is committed to challenging its students to apply knowledge in unique ways in order to create cost effective and innovative solutions to sustainable transportation issues. HEVT accomplishes this by competing in EcoCAR 3, a North American collegiate competition sponsored by General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy. The overarching goal of the competition is to reengineer a Chevrolet Camaro to be more fuel efficient while maintaining the safety, performance and consumer acceptability of the vehicle. Teams must also take into consideration the cost and innovation of the Camaro.  

Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFES)

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds.  We further serious consideration of knowledge about the assignment of appropriate functions for humans and machines, whether people serve as operators, maintainers, or users in the system. Furthermore, we advocate systematic use of such knowledge to achieve compatibility in the design of interactive systems of people, machines, and environments and to ensure their effectiveness, safety, and ease of performance. The VT student chapter is one of the largest in the nation; winning gold chapter status continuously for numerous years.

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Human Powered Submarine (HPS)

The Human Powered Submarine (HPS) Team is one of many student-run engineering design teams that are the pride of Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. The team's mission is to design, build, and race submarines that are propelled solely by human power. Although such a project could be accomplished relatively simply, to do it well requires the integration of many aspects of both engineering and liberal arts disciplines. Building a functional boat and competing each year requires the teamwork of many students who understand hydrodynamics, electronics, composite materials, biomechanics, machining, and administration. Participation on the team gives students a practical application of engineering and allows them to see the design progress from concept, to plan, to functional boat, as well as experience the thrill of competition.

Visit HPS at their website.

Hyperloop

We are a student-led organization made up of aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, engineering science & mechanics, mechanical engineering, and business students. After placing fourth in the first ever international Hyperloop Design weekend, we were selected to move forward to build our pod for competition at SpaceX Headquarters in Hawthorne, California in January 2017.

After unveiling the Vhyper in September 2016, we used the remaining months before competition to redesign, test, and finalize our preparations for competition one. During the unveiling, Virginia Tech announced the plans to build a Hyperloop external sub-track on campus early 2017. We look forward to continuing to build our team and continuing to innovate and invent the future of transportation!

Visit Hyperloop at their website.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is an international organization with over 350,000 members. The Virginia Tech IEEE student branch is part of the Virginia Mountain Section of the IEEE national branch. As the 8th largest collegiate IEEE student chapter, we aim to promote professional awareness, encourage academic growth, and organize social activities within the Hokie community.

Our goal is to gather together students interested in technology, electronics, electromagnetism, power systems, and computers. Throughout the year the chapter will have regular meetings, employer events, and technology related activities. Most members are electrical or computer engineering students, however, everyone is welcome.

Visit IEEE at their website.

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

IISE is the student chapter of the international professional society for the Industrial and Systems Engineering profession. The objective of our chapter is to provide professional development and networking opportunities, social activities, and exposure to cutting edge industry developments. Our goal is to promote ISE and acquaint the student body with their peers and department. Students can benefit in numerous ways by participating in the many events offered throughout the semester.

Visit IISE at their website.

International Society of Automation at Virginia Tech (ISA)

Their mission is to educate the VT community on instrumentation, automation, and control systems, promote networking between students and among professionals, and provide career development opportunities for our members.

They host guest speakers throughout the semester that give lectures on technical topics of a wide variety, including robotics, artificial intelligence, and all other branches of automation and controls. These guest speakers come from both industry and university, and they offer a chance to not only learn industry-valuable topics, but also the chance to network with professionals and pursue job opportunities. Additionally, they also interact as a student body to compete in technical competitions, such as the NAPCON Operator World Cup. Aside from these major highlights, they also work to serve the VT community in Big Event and Relay for Life, as well as holding small student body meetings to aid in professional development.

Visit ISA at their website.

Materials Engineering Professional Society (MEPS)

The goal of the Materials Engineering Professional Society is to support Materials Engineering students through professional development opportunities, design team experience, as well as social events. The Materials Engineering Professional Society is able to do everything from organizing a study session to sponsoring design teams at various competitions across the country. In the past, they have organized field trips to laboratories and materials industries in the area, hosted tailgates before football games, and sponsored students in conferences ranging from MS&T to the International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites. They have also conducted events in which company representatives are brought to campus to talk directly, and exclusively with Materials Engineering students.

Visit MEPS at their website.

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Their mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. New and innovative project ideas are generated and implemented throughout the year. Some of their activities include: tutoring, group study sessions, high shool/junior high outreach programs, technical seminars and workshops, an internal newsletter, resume books, career fairs, awards, and banquets.

Visit NSBE at their website.

Orbital Launch Vehicle Team (OLVT)

We are a team of Virginia Tech students whose goal is simple: to put a rocket in space. Specifically, we want to put a small 1-2 kilogram CubeSat (mini satellite) into Low Earth Orbit. Something like this has never been done before by an amateur organization (i.e. not a government or large government-aided corporation) and it will have huge implications for low-cost access to space. Colleges across the country could follow our lead and develop a method to put satellites and small experiments into space themselves. In this way, it will give a serious boost to the space industry and give students who are, like us, extremely passionate about space an opportunity to gain hands-on experience on a project that is directly relevant to their future careers. It will also allow Virginia Tech to develop a ground-to-LEO launch service for other universities' projects, which will provide income for the university and Orbital Launch Team to enable us to keep innovating.

We are currently building Hokie0.5, a two stage technology demonstrator to be launched at LDRS 37.  This rocket will reach a peak altitude of 14,000 ft and will reach speeds of greater than mach 1.5 on ascent.

Visit OLVT at their website.

RoboGrinder

A brief introduction: RoboMasters is a robotics competition created for young engineers around the world. RoboMasters 2016 brought 220 teams from around the world to battle it out in the finals with over 6 million online viewers tuning in for the championship matches. We want to let the people around the world, especially in China, knows more about the Hokie nation.

Rocketry at Virginia Tech

Rocketry at Virginia Tech hopes to enable students to gain engineering and teamwork experience through a year-long multi-disciplinary rocket design project. They design and manufacture an experimental sounding rocket for use in intercollegiate rocketry engineering competitions. They meet on Thursday at 6:30 pm and on Sunday at 2:00 pm in Randolph 129.

Visit Rocketry at Virginia Tech at their website.

RockSat-X

RockSat-X aims to provide hands-on experience designing, building, and flying sub-orbital payloads on NASA sounding rockets. Each year, they tackle a new engineering or scientific problem, following a NASA design review process and building a new payload to be flown in space. In the past, they have tested additive manufacturing, software-defined-radios, and capturing terrestrial boat and plane communications from space. Required skill-sets encompass Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and many more. New members can apply to be a member of the team in the Spring Semester. Interested applicants can check out our Facebook page or website.

Visit RockSat-X at their website.

SailBOT

Between a mechanical, electical/computer, and structural team, they design and build a 2 meter long autonomous sailboat. We compete once a year in a variety of tasks such as station keeping and feet races. Each year we try to improve our design and manufacturing process. They are based out of the Ware lab and their meetings change time and location each semester. See their GobblerConnect page for more details.

Visit SailBOT at their website.

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)

SASE is dedicated to advancing Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. Members of SASE at Virginia Tech develop professional skills, celebrate diversity, contribute to the community, and network by connecting to new people.

Workshops with various companies are provided by SASE at VT for its members to learn professional skills, such as mock interviews, resume reviews, and more. Their chapter also serves the Blacksburg, VA area by holding canned food drives and participating in The Big Event at Virginia Tech. Social events are frequently held to create a friendly environment and help members form lasting friendships. SASE membership is open to men and women of all ethnic backgrounds. Their chapter currently has over 65 members.

Visit SASE at their website.

The Student Engineers' Abroad Council (SEAC)

The Student Engineers' Abroad Council (SEAC) general membership is made up of engineering students who either plan on studying or interning abroad, or who have already had an international experience they'd like to share with their peers. It exists "to promote and assist engineers in the pursuit of international experiences.

Visit SEAC at their website.

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space strive to give students an opportunity to meet other students who are also passionate about space. They also promote and encourage the interest in space with hands on projects. They introduce the real world space industry to students through conferences and build workshops. Every year, they attend SpaceVision, a networking conference with leaders in the space industry, companies, and other SEDS chapters around the world.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

The VT-SHPE chapter provides academic, professional, and personal support to our members in the Virginia Tech campus. We aim to prepare the future engineer by fostering academic support, networking opportunities, and community outreach initiatives to those people seeking higher education. Our chapter allows young Latino students to develop into well rounded and effective leaders through our student government which handles the chapter's administrative and executive affairs.

Furthermore, our officers and members are active participants in SHPE, Inc leadership conferences held on a semester basis. At Virginia Tech we are readily involved with the growing Hispanic community and seek to close the gap between Hispanic and non-Hispanic engineers. We seek to produce high-quality Hispanic engineers who will not only be filled with technical talent, but also with awareness and the courage to better themselves and the community around them.

Visit SHPE at their website.

Sigma Phi Delta

Sigma Phi Delta strives to advance the interests of the Engineering profession and to promote a greater spirit of cooperation and brotherhood among the students, faculty, and alumni of the various colleges and universities of the world. They are a social fraternity that draws its membership exclusively from engineering students. We participate in a wide array of activities on campus including Greek philanthropies, intramural sports, the Big Event, Relay for Life, social events, and much more.

Visit Sigma Phi Delta at their website.

Steel Bridge

Their goal is to design and fabricate the cheapest, lightest, and stiffest steel bridge in Virginia. We encourage hands on work with steel and team collaboration that will produce an amazing steel bridge. Each year, they receive a design scenario from the American Institute of Steel Construction. This scenario tells them the design constraints and how the whole competition will be laid out for the spring. In the fall, they design a steel bridge based on the design constraints. The bridge can range from 16-20 feet long most of the time. In the spring, they fabricate the entire bridge ourselves. Everything but the physical making of the steel and bolts is done by the team members. With a completed bridge, they compete in the Virginia's Conference; which has schools from Virginia, West Virginia, and the DC area. The bridge is scored on how quickly we can put it together at competition, stiffness, and lightness. Steel Bridge is where you can take what you've learned in class and actually apply it. Also, who wouldn't enjoy learning how to weld.

Visit Steel Bridge at their website.

Service without Borders (SWB)

Service without Borders is an interdisciplinary, student-led organization whose mission is to share the spirit of Virginia Tech's motto, Ut Prosim, locally and globally by providing assistance to communities in need. SWB projects engage in real-world design, project management, construction, marketing, fundraising, and cultural experiences. We have local projects as well as global projects based in Tanzania and Nepal.

Visit SWB at their website.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE at VT contributes to the campus, the community, and its members. SWE participates in many service projects aimed at encouraging young women to consider a career in engineering as well as projects that help the environment and the New River Valley community. SWE creates a network of women engineers throughout Virginia Tech and demonstrates the value of diversity on this campus. SWE also offers scholarships, career advice, mentoring, and professional, social, and service opportunities for its members.

Visit SWE at their website.

Theta Tau

Theta Tau is the only co-ed professional engineering fraternity here on campus. They work to promote brotherhood amongst our members, give back to the community, and professionally develop brothers to prepare them for their careers following graduation. They strive to develop and maintain a high standard of professional interest among its members, and to unite them in a strong bond of fraternal fellowship.

Theme Park Engineering and Design (TPED)

TPED is a club for those industry in the amusement and themed entertainment industry. Our primary focuses include: education, networking, sharing/discussing common interests, and providing unique, fun experiences to our members relating to theme parks and/or roller coasters.

Visit TPED at their website.

Teaching Robotics and Engineering (TRE)

Do you want to build robots? Do you want to learn how to program? Do you like to build in general? Do you just want get some cool ideas for your own project? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions then TRE is the club for you. Founded in 2015, we seek to give students the skills they need to be successful in completing their projects. We encourage ALL majors to join us as we will teach you skills without all the homework and suffering of taking an engineering class.

Throughout the year we will teach sessions on various topics from programming a simple microcontroller to building a full scale robot. The goal is that the members of the club will gain skills across a variety of disciplines and be able to use their skills in school, work, or for fun. This is a club run for its members. If you would like to learn a specific skill, come to a meeting and ask.

Visit TRE at their website.

The VT Motorcycle Economy

The VT Motorcycle Economy challenge team designs for the Craig Vetter Motorcycle Economy Challenge at the American Motorcycle Association Vintage Days festival in Mansfield, Ohio. The objective of the competition is to travel 150 miles in various realistic riding scenarios at the least cost. Riders compete with gasoline, diesel, and electric vehicles to achieve the greatest energy efficiency while also transporting a shopping trip's worth of groceries.

The Wind Turbine Team

The Wind Turbine Team at Virginia Tech works to design and build a functioning, small-scale wind turbine. The goal of this organization is to successfully compete in the Collegiate Wind Competition. This competition requires the team to build, market, and select a mock implementation location for a wind turbine. Therefore, this organization is open to all majors with a focus on Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Marketing, and International Development. There are currently five sub-teams on the project, which allows individual members to gain hands-on experience and leadership skills.

Wine To Water

Wine To Water travels to regions of the world with high-rates of water-borne illness in an attempt to construct water filtration systems out of local materials. They work directly with our national headquarters to provide programs for students to travel all around the world in an effort to learn and take part in a first-hand endeavor to provide sustainable water resources. They meet biweekly on Mondays at 7pm in Bishop-Favrao 230.

Visit Wine To Water at their website.