Many diversity-serving professional engineering societies have their CU-Boulder chapter offices in the BOLD Center. These societies provide a variety of functions, including hosting guest speakers, organizing social events, sponsoring student attendance at national conferences and sponsoring entries in national competitions. They’re a great way to start making a world of difference as an engineer, even before you graduate! Membership in professional societies is open to anyone.
Be sure to check the BOLD Center’s calendar of upcoming events to browse student society events in the spring semester.
The professional student engineering organizations represented in the BOLD Center include the following. Please contact individual societies for membership information.
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
- National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers/
Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (SHPE/MAES)
- Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
- Student Alliance of GLBT Engineers (SAGE)
In addition, the BOLD Center is home to the Student Leadership Council (SLC), an organization with student representatives from the various societies as well as the GoldShirt Program and first year cohort. The SLC is involved with organizing events and taking on initiatives that bring a broad spectrum of students together.