Current Undergraduate Students
At TCU, you won’t be sitting on the sidelines. You can work with your professors on research projects as early as your freshman year. That means you’ll quickly gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge research fields, as well as learn how to co-author journal articles and present research at conferences and workshops.
SWE (Society of Women Engineers)
The Society of Women Engineers was the first organization dedicated to inspire and motivate women in the advancement of careers in engineering. Through groundbreaking accomplishments, this organization has thrived nation wide for over 55 successful years. What began as group meetings in the 1940’s became a full out organization on May 28, 1950 after the “Rosie the Riveter” stage. At this time, the government encouraged women to leave the home and work in the defense industries to supply for World War II after a large percentage of men left to fight. The positive impact this SWE has placed on women all over the United States has become noticeable and the organization continues to spread to universities in all fifty states. TCU’s chapter of SWE began in 1994, after a female student, Margaret Cooke, felt there were not enough women in the engineering department of the university. After completing research on the Society of Women Engineers, she knew this club would be a great fit for the TCU campus.
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
IEEE (pronounced eye-triple-e) is an international non-profit, professional organization promoting the development and application of electrotechnology and allied sciences for the benefit of humanity, the advancement of the profession, and the well-being of its members.
• IEEE is the largest technical professional organization in the world, with more than 375,000 members including nearly 80,000 student members in more than 160 countries.
• IEEE sponsors more than 850 conferences annually
• IEEE has more than 1.7 million documents in the IEEE/IET Electronic Library
• IEEE produces 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical, electronics engineering, and computer science fields, publishing well over 100 peer-reviewed journals.
• IEEE fosters the development of standards that often become national and international standards. SES (Student Engineering Society)