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Student Organizations

Engineering students at Duke pursue their interests and passions through a variety of extracurricular opportunities. The many clubs, teams, and professional societies available offer Pratt undergraduates the chance to bond with their classmates, test their ideas and theories, obtain additional hands-on experiences, network, challenge themselves and have fun! Don’t see a group that matches your interests? Consider starting your own!

Engineering Student Government

Student government at Duke is a longstanding and important tradition. Pratt's Engineering Student Government (ESG) provides support to engineering students, takes part in community building, fundraising for the school, and forms a cohesive voice for engineering students in communicating with Pratt and Duke administration.

E-Team: Pratt Peer Advisors

The E-Team assists first year engineering students in their transition to Duke by creating an immediate network of support from upperclass engineering students who can answer questions, share experiences, and offer advice.

Professional Society Chapters

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Student Organizations

Design for America (DFA)

Duke Conservation Tech

Duke Electric Vehicles

DukEngineer Magazine

Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID)

Duke Makers

Duke Motorsports

Duke Robotics


Engineering World Health (EWH)

Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering & Science (FEMMES)

Girls Engineering Change


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Engineering Honor Societies

Tau Beta Pi

All Engineering Disciplines

Tau Beta Pi is the national engineering honorary society. Consideration is based on exemplary character and an academic standing in the upper eighth of the Junior class, the upper fifth of the Senior class.

Advisor: Dr. Michael Gustafson,

Chi Epsilon

Civil Engineering

Chi Epsilon is dedicated to maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession. Chi Epsilon fosters the development and exercise of sound traits of character and technical ability among civil engineers, and its members, by precept and example, toward an ever higher standard of professional service.

Contact: Dr. Joe Nadeau,

Eta Kappa Nu

Electrical Engineering

National Organization:

Eta Kappa Nu is the national electrical engineering honorary society. Membership is by invitation only. Eligibility is based on unimpeachable character and on outstanding scholarship which places the student in the upper quarter of the Junior class or the upper third of the Senior class

Contact: Rhett George,

Pi Tau Sigma

Mechanical Engineering

National Organization:

Pi Tau Sigma is a Mechanical Engineering Honor Society. Its core values are: Integrity (soundness of character and moral conduct), Service (serving the mechanical engineering profession and the community), and Leadership (being foremost and fostering initiative through example in a professional manner).

Contact: Ed Shaughnessy,

Updated: Sept. 12, 2017