Aerogators is dedicated to giving students from any major or background hands-on experience in the Aerospace field. Through time spent designing and building aircraft, we aim to prepare our students for industry by providing them the opportunity to apply techniques learned in the classroom, and master new skills that will be of lifelong value. As of September 2020, we have approximately 100 active members. Many of our members are in the college of engineering, but we accept members of any area of study.
We teach our members all the skills necessary to design, construct, and pilot aircraft.
This year we want to expand our operation from simply assembling a kit to designing and building an aircraft from scratch. We will be going head to head with Montana State University in a first-of-its-kind powered paraglider design, build, and flight competition. The challenge is to design and conduct a powered paraglider vehicle from scratch over the course of a single school year. At the end of the year, both UF and MSU will have our aircraft put through their paces on the ground and in the sky by industry professionals in a rigorous series of tests.
AIAA promotes professional development for aerospace engineering majors as well as mechanical engineering majors with an interest in space and aeronautics through information sessions, tours, guest speakers, community outreach events, professional workshops, industry technical talks and other programming. Our AIAA Branch competes in several design competitions, including Design/Build/Fly, and also supports the design teams AeroGators, Rocket Team, and Liquid Propulsion Development Team.
The Liquid Propulsion Development Team’s purpose is the research, design, manufacture, and testing of liquid propellant rocket engines. Once built, the motors will undergo static motor tests to measure relevant data such as thrust, impulse, burn rate, etc. Through the program, the team hopes to compile a catalog of manufactured motors with statistics and information on how to create them for future use.
Swamp Launch will provide a platform for students of all backgrounds to advance their knowledge of high power rocketry, rocket engineering, launch vehicles, and greater space exploration. To pursue these goals, Swamp Launch will technically and financially support design projects, high power rocketry certification efforts, design competitions, and foster community and industry engagement to enhance team and public success.
The purpose of the Biomedical Engineering Society is to explore and promote academic and career issues in the field of biomedical engineering and to provide students interested in this field with more informative resources.
The University of Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers also known as UF AIChE is a student-run, non-profit organization that strives to provide fellowship among chemical engineering students and also foster engineering skills and professional development for the continued advancement of ourselves, our University, our community, and our world.
The American Society of Civil Engineers develops future leaders in civil engineering by promoting professionalism and technical development while providing a sense of community for students.
Concrete Canoe is a design team that works to design, build, and race a concrete canoe. We work throughout the year, usually in Weil Hall lab, to build our product for regional and national competition. We have multiple student captains and volunteers who make this team possible.
IEEE’s core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. The University of Florida student chapter seeks to develop students professionally and technically in the fields of Electrical and Computer Engineering while providing opportunities to network with peers and give back to the Gainesville community.
Environmental Engineering Sciences
SEE’s purpose is to sponsor discussions and activities in Environmental Engineering Sciences in order to enhance the professional awareness of our members, as well as to offer services to the needs of the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences (EES), its faculty and students, and the College of Engineering.
Industrial & Systems Engineering
The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IISE is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, and research of industrial engineering.
The UF student section of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) is dedicated to the advancement of the science and engineering relating to the atomic nucleus, and of allied sciences and arts. Our goal is to promote the professional development of students interested in the nuclear field, as well as to foster relationships between students and nuclear engineering faculty.
Non-Academic Major Alignment
Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a non-profit professional organization that has over 5,000 professionals in 65 countries. The University of Florida (UF) AWMA chapter’s purpose is to provide students and interested persons the opportunity to better connect with others from the environmental and civil engineering, natural sciences, sustainability, environmental management, and other STEM fields.
To further education in audio-related fields, to prepare members for employment in the industry, and to strengthen the bond between the arts and engineering.
Dream Team Engineering is a group of engineering and non-engineering students alike that are dedicated to making novel technologies to enhance the lives of pediatric patients at UF Health Shands. Our team works alongside physicians, nurses, child-life specialists, and PT/OT to create engineering devices to impact the patient experience. Dream Team Engineering is currently composed of five individual teams that are tasked with developing specific technologies that will be used in-hospital to improve the experience for patients at Shands.
Building a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.
The University of Florida FES Chapter seeks to foster unity among the various engineering disciplines and strives to meet the needs of all gator engineers. Florida Engineering Society is the only society that represents licensed professional engineers in the State of Florida. FES represents all disciplines of engineering and works to strengthen the engineering profession by promoting engineering licensure and ethics, advocating and protecting the professional engineer’s legal rights, and providing continuing education programs for the practicing engineer.
Our mission is to build well-rounded Gator engineers who exemplify the values of leadership, passion, and growth through service to their college and community
GRiP is an organization that focuses on making 3D-printed assistive devices, as well as adaptive controllers and toys, to those in need across the world. We also conduct research in a variety of areas and strive to educate the community on STEM through outreach activities. We are open to all majors and no experience is necessary!
InnoGator’s mission is to create a space of innovation and collaboration by inviting culturally diverse minds and talents to influence the engineering design experience. We operate similarly to a product design firm and build multidisciplinary projects for companies and professors.
The International Engineering Ambassadors (IEA) is a group of diverse students comprising engineering students at UF, both Americans and international, undergraduate and graduate, with a common goal: to promote the internationalization of Gator Engineering. IEAs at UF are young leaders who are globally-minded and culturally-aware who have a passion for promoting meaningful exchanges with people from a wide range of different cultures and traditions.
To increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.
Phi Sigma Rho is a social sorority for women in engineering. We are committed to helping our members become confident, well-rounded professionals by promoting scholarship, service, and sisterhood.
S.I.F.T. is a non-profit, student-run organization that provides consulting and product management services. Our members are composed of aspiring leaders majoring in engineering who are interested in pursuing a career in consulting or product management. Our goal is to simulate how a consulting company operates and gain practical skills needed to thrive in the industry.
The goals for the SIT are simple – to provide an environment for students (and anyone else who’s interested and willing to participate) to learn more about information security topics such as penetration testing, reverse engineering, exploit development, etc. The SIT holds weekly meetings that are student led and regularly include presentations from local IT professionals and guest industry speakers.
The University of Florida Chapter of the Society for Biomaterials (SFB) is part of the larger national organization. The chapter is composed of both undergraduate and graduate students spanning many biomaterial-related concentrations and departments. Each semester, we host general body meetings to discuss current advancements in biomaterials through presentations given by students and faculty. Other career-advancing workshops are also provided. UF SFB also provides an environment to network with other students and faculty through social events. Our largest event is Biomaterials Day which is held annually in the spring. This one-day symposium provides an interdepartmental environment to discuss current biomaterial research through internal and external guest speakers, industry representatives, student poster sessions, and student presentations.
As part of a national organization, we welcome companies and individuals to support our efforts to connect across cultures, and companies to enable Asian heritage scientific and engineering professionals to achieve their full potential. Through our meetings and events, we help shape skills and provide knowledge that will our members to succeed in the professional world. No matter what major you are, we provide a friendly atmosphere to help you land that internship or job.
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Chapter at the University of Florida (SHPE UF) was formerly known as the Hispanic Engineering Society. It was founded in the fall of 1982 in an effort to provide Hispanic engineers, mathematicians, and scientists with opportunities to develop as professionals while offering an amiable social environment.
We strive to encourage UF’s female engineering students to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders. We host events for developing careers, promoting the presence of women in STEM, and building relationships with other female engineers.
Solar Gator is a student organization driven by passionate, eco-minded student engineers and designers. We are committed to designing, building, and racing a compliant and successful solar-powered vehicle that competes in the Formula Sun Grand Prix in 2017. Along the way, we aim to raise sustainability awareness amongst our peers, our community, and our world.
Tau Beta Pi is the oldest and most prestigious engineering honor society. The Florida Alpha Chapter was founded in 1961 and, out of 246 collegiate chapters, is one of the nation’s most active. Our purpose is to recognize exceptional engineering students, encourage young students to pursue engineering, and serve our local community.
The purpose of WTS is to promote the advancement of women in the transportation industry. The student chapter provides supplemental education about the professional practice of transportation-related work by inviting distinguished lecturers, developing a leadership training event, and a mentoring program.
The Society of Software Developers is focused on helping members learn the principles of software design and apply them to real-world applications. We are more academic in nature than other organizations and work to create a community where students can ask for feedback and assistance for the projects. The concepts discussed and used help with building complex software systems and better prepare members for team projects, internships, and careers in software development.