Current Students
Student Groups & Organizations

Chicago Chapter of the ACM

The Chicago Chapter of the ACM is a local professional chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Construction for Learning

(Graduate Students)

Construction for Learning is an interdisciplinary organization of graduate students across Northwestern University who are interested in building tools for learning. It focuses on three areas: community building, technology building, and community outreach.

Computer Systems Reading Group

(Graduate Students)

The Computer Systems Reading Group is a graduate-student led group that meets weekly during the academic year to discuss papers of interest in computer systems.

Eta Kappa Nu - Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society

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

Graduate Students of EECS

(Graduate Students)

This student organization seeks to build a social and friendly community for graduate students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University.

Graduate Women Across Northwestern

(Graduate Students)

Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) is an interdisciplinary organization that seeks to create community-building opportunities for women in the graduate and professional programs at Northwestern University.


HackNorthwestern is a student initiative built from the ground up to foster student creativity, entrepreneurship, and hacker spirit!

IEEE Student Chapter

The IEEE (Eye-triple-E) is a nonprofit, technical professional association of more than 377,000 individual members in 150 countries. The full name is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

McCormick Graduate Leadership Council

(Graduate Students)

The McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC) was founded in the summer of 2006 by two graduate students, Binoy Shah and Megan Greenfield, to promote a sense of community among the 700+ graduate students within the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University.

National Society of Black Engineers

The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

Northwestern University's Student Chapter of the Optical Society of America

The Student Chapter of the Optical Society of America at Northwestern University is dedicated to bringing together students, faculty, and professionals with informational talks, informal meetings, and field trips in order to generate interest and provide insight in the rapidly growing field of optics.

SPIE – Student Chapter

The mission of the SPIE and photonics student club is to increase the awareness and knowledge of the Northwestern and Evanston community about photonics by engaging them in educational events, social activities, and volunteering.

Society of Women Engineers

The Northwestern University SWE chapter, founded in 1976, includes graduate and undergraduate female and male engineers interested in making a change both on and off the campus.

Tau Beta Pi – Illinois Gamma Chapter

(Undergraduate Students)

Tau Beta Pi is the premier national engineering honor society in the country (est. 1885), and one of the most nationally recognized societies. Every semester, it invites the top fifth of BS seniors and the top eighth of BS juniors in McCormick Engineering.

Women in Computing

(Undergraduate Students)

This student group helps provide an academic and social network to connect and support female undergraduates interested in computer science and related fields at Northwestern University.