Student Initiatives

Join a Research-Focused Student Initiative

Student organizations receive support from the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, the Office of Graduate Student Life, the Undergraduate Student Government (through the Projects Board), the Keller Center, academic departments, and other programs and offices on campus. 

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
The Princeton University student chapter of ASME organizes a number of events relevant to MAE students, maintains a relationship with the local chapters of the professional societies (ASME, AIAA, SEDS), and offers students professional connections with industry. 

Engineers Without Border, Princeton University (EWB-PU)
EWB-PU is dedicated to engaging the Princeton University community in addressing international development challenges through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, drawing on the long legacy of "Princeton in the Nation's Service and in the Service of Humanity."

Princeton ACM Undergraduate Computer Science Association
The Princeton ACM is the student chapter of the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The group aims to connect and create a community for Princeton students of all majors interested in computer science , brings in speakers from academia and industry, and prepares for ACM Programming Competitions.

Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering (PAVE)
PAVE is Princeton's undergraduate-driven robotics research group. The group focuses on autonomous vehicle technology, is developing an autonomous Ford Escape, and also participates in side competitions and community outreach.

Princeton Development Lab (PDL)
PDL aims to promote and encourage engagement, literacy, and research with development and topics related to development through programming based on lectures by faculty both at Princeton and from other Universities, active professionals in the field, and undergraduate and graduate students.

Princeton University Chemical Society (PUCS)
PUCS is devoted to helping foster a sense of community within the Department of Chemistry, including prospective chemistry majors. The group provides mentorship to all interested parties, including advice on what classes to take, which labs best suit people's interest, as well as fun and interesting social events to take part in.

Princeton University Python Community (PUPC)
PUPC is an interdisciplinary community of Python enthusiasts of all levels.  The group includes undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff and meets biweekly for tutorials, demos, and help sessions.

Princeton Undergraduate Geosciences Society (PUGS)
Formed in 2011, PUGS is dedicated to promoting an appreciation for and awareness of Geology and Earth Sciences at Princeton University.  The group aims to foster a sense of community amongst undergraduates interested in the Geosciences by organizing group field trips to local museums and field localities; providing information about academic and professional career opportunities within the field; and creating venues for discussion of Earth Science through study breaks, majors dinners, and speaker events.

Princeton Materials Research Society (PUMRS)
The Princeton chapter of Materials Research Society serves to foster excitement in the understanding of materials in everyday life, as well as scientific research.

Princeton Society of Physics Students (PSPS)
PSPS aims to encourage upperclassmen to widen their knowledge of physics, to give underclassmen the opportunity to meet professors and know what research projects are out there, and to be a resource for all students looking for advice or curious about any aspect of physics.

Princeton Sports Analytics
Sports Analytics conducts and publishes advanced analysis of sports statistics and the front office finances associated with each sport. We will give access to databases and resources in order to support innovative research, and publish findings in an online blog.

Princeton University Math Club
The Princeton University Math Club is an organization of students at Princeton University who really love math and/or math related activities.

Princeton University Tau Beta Pi
Tau Beta Pi is the oldest engineering honor society in the United States and the second oldest collegiate honor society in America. It honors engineering students who have shown a history of academic achievement, a commitment to personal and professional integrity, and exemplary character.

Princeton Women In Computer Science (PWICS)
PWICS aims to support and encourage women who are interested in pursuing computer science as a discipline, and to generate interest among younger girls in science, engineering, and technical careers.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at Princeton aims to create opportunities for personal and professional growth to persons of Hispanic descent who are studying engineering. The chapter provides a bridge from industry to students and the community.

Society of Women Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers at Princeton University is dedicated to promoting a sense of community among female BSE students, professors, and alumnae of Princeton and to introduce younger girls to the various opportunities offered by studying engineering. The group holds study breaks and other social events throughout the year for interested students and also coordinates various industry outreach opportunities.

Women in Science Colloquium (WISC)
WISC is dedicated to fostering discussions between female faculty and students in science, math, and engineering. The group welcomes undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and faculty to its events, which include dinner discussions once or twice a month.

Are you part of a research-focused student initiative that is not listed above? If so, let us know so we can add you to this list.