UMKC Catalog


Student Organizations

CSEE encourages every student to actively participate in a student organization that matches his or her interests.  The SCE Student Council addresses the needs of the students within the School of Computing and Engineering. These organizations include:

SCE Student Council, who represents, supports and provides an orderly method for government for all students enrolled in the School of Computing and Engineering.

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) is the leading professional organization in Computer Science and Information Technology and its student chapter is very active. Among others, it sponsors and participates in numerous programming and web design contests.

AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals) caters to the interest of both information technology students and business students. Their office is in the Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration.

IEEE  is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology.  As such, many (if not most) electrical and computer engineers, computer scientists, and information technology professionals are members of IEEE.  Our student chapter, one of 452 branch chapters, won the prestigious Region 5 RAB Student Branch Membership Growth and Leadership Award in 2004, the Region 5 Student Branch Web Site Contest in 2005 and was Runner Up in the IEEE International Student Branch Web Site Contest, also in 2005. Individual students have also received various other IEEE Region 5 awards in 2007 and 2010. The student chapter of IEEE also sponsors our robotics team and are involved in several outreach activities throughout the year.

Eta Kappa Nu is the Honor Society in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The student chapter at UMKC, Theta Pi, was installed in 1980.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the International Honor Society for the computing and information discipline. A UPE student chapter was founded in 2004. They organize field trips to local organizations and industries with a strong CS/IT presence. In addition, they provide tutoring assistance to undergraduate students.