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Department of Technology Systems

American Design Drafting Association (ADDA)
Provides a means for students to network with one another and help them gain exposure to the design profession. Faculty advisor is Mr. Ranjeet Agarwala at

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
The mission of the ECU Students Section is to function within the purview of the ASSE. In line with the goal of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Students Section is designed for students who are pursuing a career in the Safety, Health and Environmental (SH&E) fields. It also seeks to provide additional opportunities for students to learn more about their chosen areas of study, as well as promote interaction between students and safety professionals. Faculty advisor is Dr. Mike Behm at

Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
A Chapter that encourages the professional and social development of members; fosters leadership by providing opportunities to serve in responsible positions; and provides the infusion of knowledge from sources beyond formal college or University setting such as field trips, seminars, experiences, and friendship among members.  Faculty advisor is Amy Frank at

Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
ECU student chapter sponsored by the Raleigh regional ISSA chapter. Developing and connecting cybersecurity leaders globally. Whether you are exploring a career in cybersecurity, honing your technical expertise or an established security executive, the ISSA offers you a network of 10,000 colleagues worldwide to support you in managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure. Faculty advisor is Mr. Steve Baker at

Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT)
An international honorary professional organization for education in technology. To become a member of this distinguished group, you must be formally initiated during a dignified initiation ceremony. This is an honor society and is by invitation only. Faculty advisor is Dr. David Batts at

Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
A chapter that promotes the purchasing profession through education in the fundamentals of production, manufacturing, and marketing; effective methods and practices; commodities and their uses; and sources of supply and distribution; gathers and disseminates beneficial information through trade publications, lectures, plant visitations and conventions; promotes friendly relations between purchasing managers with the resulting exchange of ideas; and elevates purchasing as a profession in such a way as to obtain merited recognition.  Faculty advisor is Ms. Jeanne-Marie Lawrence at

Professional Association of Industrial Distribution (PAID)
Promotes student relations and involvement with industrial organizations. PAID members are offered an outstanding education and a unique opportunity to succeed in the career fields of Distribution and Logistics.  Faculty advisor is Natalie Aman at

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and keeps manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies.  Faculty advisor is Dr. Sharon Rouse at

Department of Computer Science

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
The world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field’s premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources. Click here for chapter website. Faculty advisor is Xiaoli Mao at

Women in Technology (WiT)
The WiT’s mission is to foster a diverse community by providing women in computer science with a network of support, educating younger students in CS, reaching out to prospective students, and promoting occupational, academic, and extracurricular opportunities in the technology field. Faculty advisor is Jennifer Andriot at

Department of Construction Management

Associated General Contractors (AGC)
AGC is the student chapter that promotes the construction management profession and exposes students to the wealth of opportunities networking them to a career in the construction field. Faculty advisor is Mr. Jay Pittman at

Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)
The CMAA student chapter supports the development of future Construction Managers through leadership, ethics, construction knowledge, and industry connections. The mission of CMAA is to promote the profession of Construction Management and the use of qualified Construction Managers on capital projects and programs. Faculty advisor is Mr. Rob Klinger at

East Carolina Construction Association (ECCA)
East Carolina Construction Association is the umbrella organization of the student chapters of AGC, NAHB, USGBC and WICAT at the Department of Construction Management at ECU. Faculty Advisor is Dr. Michael Behm at

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Membership is for students who are interested in residential construction and the homebuilding industry.  Students participate in residential related activities such as Habitat for Humanity, attendance in the International Builders Show and local chapter meetings.  Faculty advisor is Mr. Rob Klinger at

Sigma Lambda Chi (SLC)
The student honor society recognizing outstanding students locally and internationally for their academic accomplishments as a construction major. This is an honor society and is by invitation only. Faculty advisor is Chelsea Buckhalter at

United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
Organization whose members are interested in sustainable construction and projects based on the LEED system of evaluation and credits.  LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.  Faculty advisor is Mrs. Susan Castelli at

Women in Construction and Technology (WICAT)
Women in Construction and Technology (WICAT) is a new organization supporting women students interested in construction and related technologies.  Participating students are construction management, interior design, and distribution and logistics majors.  Future affiliation with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is planned.  Activities include networking with women employed in the profession, arranging for guest speakers who actively support women in the industry, engaging in outreach activities that promote construction career opportunities for women, and participating in service activities that utilize the students’ construction knowledge. Faculty advisor is Mrs. Susan Castelli at

Department of Engineering

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Student members have access to the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.  Faculty Advisor is Dr. Tarek Abdel-Salam at

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Student members are sponsored by full-grade Members or Associate Members.  The student must be studying or have an interest in an HVAC&R industry-related field.  A student eligible for ASHRAE student membership is a person matriculated in an approved course of study in a university, college, junior college, or technical institute, who is being educated in the arts and sciences covered by the Society’s objectives. Faculty Advisor is Dr. Tarek Abdel-Salam at

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. Faculty Advisor is Dr. Tarek Abdel-Salam,

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
BMES is a professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering.  The mission of BMES is to promote and enhance knowledge and education in biomedical engineering and bioengineering worldwide and its utilization for human health and well-being.  The Faculty Advisor is Dr. Stephanie George at

Engineering Ambassadors
Engineering Ambassadors is the volunteer service corps for the engineering department.  They engage in activities to serve the department, the college and the university.  Activities include MATHCOUNTS, Science Fair, Open House, Commencement, and tours for visiting high school students. Faculty advisor is Mr. Jeff Foeller at

IEEE- Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN)
The honor society of IEEE, is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing individual excellence in education and meritorious work, in professional practice, and in any of the areas within the IEEE-designated fields of interest. Faculty advisor is Dr. Ricky Castles at

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Promotes learning through collaboration with businesses, information technology professionals, and faculty.  A non-profit organization, IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology. Faculty advisor is Dr. Zhen Zhu at

Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE)
ECU student chapter sponsored by IISE, the global association of productivity and efficiency professionals specializing in industrial engineering, healthcare, ergonomics and other related professions. IISE is where these varied fields come together to advance the engineering profession through networking, training, and knowledge sharing. Faculty advisor is Dr. Jinkun Lee at

International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE)
ISPE is the world’s largest not-for-profit society serving pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals. Student membership is designated for full-time students pursuing careers in pharmaceutical science, engineering, or technology. Opportunities include connecting with ISPE members in your local area, interactive online activities, and access to job lists and career resources to maximize your job search. Faculty advisor is Dr. Loren Limberis at

Helping Hand Project (HHP)
HHP pursues its mission to design, develop and distribute recreational 3D-printed arm prosthetics for children by giving students opportunities to interact directly with the creation processes and engage the community. This chapter of the national nonprofit organization welcomes students of all majors to be involved in HHP’s mission and get hands-on experience learning about different aspects of science, technology and health care. Faculty Advisor is Dr. Brian Sylcott at

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
NSBE is open to any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) degree program.  The mission of NSBE is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. Faculty advisor is Dr. Bryan Sylcott at

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
This organization establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.  When you join SWE you become a part of an elite group of women engineers. SWE is the Society for women who want to advance the field of engineering and excel professionally. Faculty advisor is Colleen Janeiro at

Tau Beta Pi
The honor society is open to the top one fifth of the senior class and the top one eighth of the junior class, based on cumulative grade point average. Members will perform service activities to further the engineering profession and to bring information about engineering to prospective engineers. This is an honor society and is by invitation only.