James Madison University

Clubs and Organizations

James Madison Engineering Club (JME)

The James Madison Engineering Club is a student organization which supports the students, faculty, and staff of the Department of Engineering and JMU through education, organizing programs/events, and providing a resource of information about engineering to the campus as a whole. Everyone is welcome and membership is open to all majors.

Engineers without Borders (EWB)

Is an organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life.  JMU EWB is open not only to Engineering majors.  Our hope is to recruit students in ISAT, Health and Human Sciences, Business, and Education. Faculty contact: Paterson, Kurt

Phi Kappa Phi

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is an educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. SWE establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities, and much more. More

Destination Imagination (DI)

Destination Imagination is a competitive, team program that requires students from around the world to use creativity and innovation to solve a variety of “challenges.”  These challenges cross a wide range of areas including technical, mechanical, structural and architectural design, theatrical, literary and fine arts, scientific exploration and improvisation.  Teams work together over an extended period of time to develop their creative problem solving skills, research problem solutions and develop imaginative methods to present their independently developed problem solutions to an audience and panel of judges. Follow the JMU DI Team on Facebook. Contact Dr. Jonathan Spindel for more information

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

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."

The National Society of Black Engineers strives to accomplish the following objectives for our organization:

  • Stimulate and develop student interest in the various engineering disciplines
  • Strive to increase the number of minority students studying engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels 
  • Encourage members to seek advanced degrees in engineering or related fields and to obtain professional engineering registrations
  • Promote public awareness of engineering and the opportunities for Blacks and other minorities in that profession
  • Function as a representative body on issues and developments that affect the careers of Black Engineers 

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 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. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. Contact Karim Altaii for  more information


  • September 28
    Fall Career & Internship Fair
    Festival Conference and Student Center
  • October 2
    11:00 a.m.
    Cohen Center Talk:
    David Campbell of Boston University presents: Back to the Future: Recovering the Age of Wonder
    Highlands Room
  • November 13
    11:00 a.m.
    Cohen Center Talk: Henry Petroski of Duke University presents on the topics of design, success and failure, and history of engineering and technology.
    Grafton Stovall Theater
  • April 16, 2016
    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Engineering xChange