There are over 900 student organizations at Iowa State, and that number continues to grow. Below is a list of some of the STEM student organizations, click on the organization's title to learn more; for the full list of organizations visit the Student Organization Database. Search the database for clubs that fit your interests and goals!
American Meteorological Society
The goal of this student chapter is to involve students interested in meteorology with activities related to this field. According to our constitution, our organization will "foster the growth of operational meteorology at Iowa State University by providing the community with a social and scientific point of contact for meteorological interests."
Alpha Sigma Kappa: Women in Technical Studies (ASK)
We are a social sorority for women studying in technical majors. We are committed to achieving academic goals, promoting women in technical fields, improving leadership abilities, and encouraging friendship.
Critical Tinkers is a team of undergraduate students in electrical and computer engineering who use and develop our critical thinking skills to create exciting and challenging projects. The goals of our group are to learn to think critically, develop hands on demos, projects, and activities. We take part in high school visitations and perform demonstrations ourselves and help faculty members in the department with their own presentations and demos. We want to be a source of enthusiasm and excitement in the department, and become life-long learners. We believe learning should be interesting, challenging, creative, and engaging.
Our purpose is to encourage, support, and retain women in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, MIS, and any other field involved with electrical technology. We provide students with meaningful opportunities and social activities which promote positive relationships among students and faculty.
We are dedicated to education and training in the art and science of glassblowing. We offer semester long classes to students and community members and have open studio hours for members. We perform demos for the community and school groups and have visits from professionals several times a year. We hold sales to sustain the club and repair equipment.
Ladies in Fitness Training (LiFT)
A club to help women advance in all fitness related activities. LiFT provides members with a place to ask questions and learn about weightlifting and fitness related activities, an encouraging and motivating atmosphere, resources to build a support system of strong willed and compassionate friends, and opportunities for involvement with activities in the club, at Iowa State University, and in the community.
Leadership Studies Club
We promote creating a community of those involved in the Leadership Studies certificate, minor, or anyone interested in gaining valuable leadership skills. The club's main purposes are to promote opportunities for members to put their leadership skills into practice as well creating a mentorship of those new to the program.
A pre-professional society for materials engineering majors and those interested in materials science and engineering.
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS)
MANRRS goal is to promote the inclusion of ethnic and cultural groups that are under-represented in agricultural, natural resources, and related fields in all phases of career preparation and participation. Networking organization with undergraduate, graduate and professional members. The organization allows to exchange research ideas as well as development employment opportunities for members. The objectives are to increase the number of students studying agricultural and related sciences, foster a bond among students, faculty, and staff, encourage scholarly achievement and enhance professional and leadership development.
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
NSBE is a student run organization that promotes the development and retention of all, especially underrepresented and multicultural, students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related curricula.
Out in STEM (oSTEM)
oSTEM at Iowa State is a student run organization that promotes the development and retention of all underrepresented students in fields relating to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), especially: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual people, as well as myriad of other communities under the umbrella (LGBTQIA+). We aim to foster an inclusive STEM community and LGBTQIA+ leadership through a balance of advocacy, social gatherings, and professional development.
Love STEM? Want to share your love of science with others? Join Science Explorations, a unique student organization that puts on science and engineering focused camps for girls in grades 3rd-6th! Science Explorations members plan the events, lead activities, and mentor camp participants. This is a great opportunity to have fun and meet fellow women in science and engineering.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers & Latinos in Science and Engineering (SHPE-MAES)
SHPE-MAES strives to enhance the personal and professional development of Hispanic engineers and scientists. Each semester SHPE-MAES holds outreach events, such as MAES Science Extravaganza and SHPE Noche de Ciencias, that focus on educating the youth about the opportunities that a career in STEM has to offer. SHPE-MAES is a joint student chapter of SHPE: Leading Hispanics in STEM and MAES: Latinos in Science and Engineering.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
An organization to stimulate women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.
Society of Women in Physic and Astronomy (SWiPA)
The Iowa State University Society of Women in Physics and Astronomy (SWiPA) is a student-run organization which works with physics and astronomy faculty in order to: promote development of professional skills, raise awareness of minorities in physics and astronomy and find allies, increase recruitment and retention rates of women in physics and astronomy, and provide mentorship and support.
Solar Car: Team PrISUm
Team PrISUm is a multidisciplinary student organization that designs, builds, and races solar powered electric vehicles. We encourage students from all majors and backgrounds to join and help us build and race this innovative vehicle. The team is divided into three main divisions, Electrical, Mechanical and Business that each carry out a core function of the team.
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
The National Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi, was founded at Lehigh University in 1885 by Dr. Edward Higginson Williams Jr. to honor exemplary character as undergraduates in engineering and high achievement in the field of engineering. The Iowa Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi was founded on December 20, 1907 and has since initiated more than 6,000 members.
Women in Mechanical Engineering (WiME)
Bringing women together to share the experiences and rewards of being a mechanical engineer while creating a sense of community through social and professional events.
Women's Alliance for Cyber Security (WACS)
The purpose of Women’s Alliance for Cyber Security (WACS) is to introduce, encourage, support, and retain women in CyberSecurity and related fields. Additionally, the aim of WACS is to provide meaningful opportunities for team-building and collaboration amongst women in preparation to compete at Collegiate Cyber Defense Competitions.