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Program Activities
Students enjoy many group activities outside the classroom. They participate in regional and national competitions, design and erect bridges and concrete canoes, and participate in Engineers' Week activities. They have been winning their share of awards and have had fun doing it.

The School of Computing and Engineering has a number of societies open to all engineering students. These include the SCE Student Council, and the student chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Structural Engineering Association of Kansas and Missouri (SEAKM). In these organizations, students have an opportunity to develop their career through association with other civil engineering students, the faculty, and active members of the profession. The chapters hold monthly meetings, field trips and other activities such as competing in the steel bridge and concrete canoe competitions. Membership is open to all engineering students.

Several national engineering honorary societies have also been established to recognize academic excellence. Tau Beta Pi is for all engineering majors. Assembly of Civil Engineering Scholars (ACES) is an honorary society for civil engineering students.