Student Organizations

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

ASCE is dedicated to the advancement of the science and profession of civil engineering and the enhancement of human welfare through the activities of society members. It has about 152,000 members in about 177 countries. Its mission is to provide essential value to members, their careers, partners, and the public; facilitate the advancement of technology; encourage and provide the tools for lifelong learning; promote professionalism and the profession; develop and support civil engineers. ASCE TSU Student chapter is under advising by ASCE Nashville Branch. With a free student memberships, students can attend workshops, student leadership conference, and join national concrete canoe competition, sustainable solutions competition, blue sky competition, and surveying competition.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ranganathan Parthasarathy, , 615-963-5427

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

The student chapter of ASHRAE is open to students with an interest in heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration, indoor air quality, and energy conservation. Membership in the student chapter offers opportunities to access state-of-the-art HVAC&R technology.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Zufen Wang,, 615-963-5416

Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI)

The AEI serves students at Tennessee State University through developing collaboration with the professional design community. Students from all engineering departments at the University are invited to participate in the activities hosted by the student chapter such as visiting lecturer series, tours of construction sites, civic projects, study groups, and social activities.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Catherine Armwood-Gordon,, 615-963-5417

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

ITE is an international membership association of transportation professionals who work to improve mobility and safety for all transportation system users and help build smart and livable communities. ITE promotes professional development and career advancement for its members, supports and encourages education, identifies necessary research, develops technical resources including standards and recommended practices, develops public awareness programs, and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information. The Student Chapter at TSU includes civil engineering students and architectural engineering students. They are attending TRB annual conference, traffic bowl competition and more activities.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Deo Chimba, 615-963-5430

Kentucky-Tennessee Clean Water Professionals and American Water Works Association

Design for student with interest in water quality professional. Scholarships are available for Tennessee and Kentucky residents with good grade point average, interest in water resources and environmental engineering and demonstrate a financial need.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andrea Gardiner,, 615-963-5428

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

The TSU chapter of NSBE seeks to uphold the mission of the largest student-managed organization in the country which is to "increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Catherine Armwood-Gordon,, 615-963-5417

Phi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society (ΦAE)

The ETA chapter of ΦAE is the honorary society for Architectural Engineering at TSU. Students earning the highest academic levels of achievement are invited to join this prestigious organization.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Catherine Armwood-Gordon,, 615-963-5417

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Student Chapter of SWE on the campus of Tennessee State University is very active in encouraging women to achieve their full potential in the field of engineering and science.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Catherine Armwood-Gordon,, 615-963-5417

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