Student Organizations

EECS

Association of Women in EECS (AWE)

Formerly AUWICSEE.

aweberkeley@gmail.com

AWE is an organization at UC Berkeley that supports fellow undergraduate women interested in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering in all aspects. AWE hosts various academic, social, and outreach events throughout the academic year.

Black Engineering and Science Student Association - BESSA

ucberkeleybessa@gmail.com

BESSA is UC Berkeley's National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) collegiate chapter. We provide a space for all folks within STEM, not limited to CS or engineering. Our mission is to increase the number of black engineers and scientist to excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. We participate in a variety of community events both cultural and academic along with providing a community to create study groups for popular technical classes. 

Blockchain at Berkeley

admin@blockchain.berkeley.edu

Blockchain at Berkeley is comprised of three central branches. The first branch, Consulting, relies on qualified and knowledgeable individuals to accomplish complex industry-based projects. Our second branch, Education, is combating this lack of knowledge and ability head-on with the development of open-source courses and workshops. The third branch, Research and Development, strives to further establish a basis of knowledge through the development of internal projects and research initiatives. With this three-pronged approach, Blockchain at Berkeley aims to foster an ecosystem of knowledge, support for all levels of engagement, and solidify its role as a major hub of teaching and innovation in the blockchain space. All our branches help with our mission of increasing awareness and providing individuals with requisite knowledge and understanding of blockchain technology.. Visit us at blockchain.berkeley.edu if you are interested in learning more about us.

Computer Science Mentors (CSM)

mentors@berkeley.edu

Computer Science Mentors is dedicated to UC Berkeley's community of computer science educators and students. We provide academic and social support not only through various events, but also by offering aspiring educators mentorship, leadership, and teaching opportunities, and offering students supplementary sections (including for EE 16A) and one-on-one tutoring.

Diversatech

diversatech.berkeley@gmail.com

DiversaTech is a student-run technology consulting organization at UC Berkeley. We are firm believers that the most innovative and creative solutions arise from diversity of thought. Therefore, we form interdisciplinary teams of undergraduates from all corners of campus to connect, collaborate, and create. Combining engineering, design, and business principles, we deliver dynamic and actionable recommendations to address our clients’ most pressing technology needs. Our most recent clients include Google, LinkedIn, Adobe, Dropbox, Wikipedia, and more. 

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) EECS Honor Society

hkn@hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) is the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences honor society. The Berkeley (Mu) chapter is among the most active engineering societies at Cal, providing a variety of services to the students and staff at Berkeley. We offer free drop-in tutoring in both of our offices, 345 Soda and 290 Cory, from 11am to 5pm Mondays through Fridays. Many resources can be found on our website, such as course guides, an archive of past examinations, and semesterly evaluations of all EECS classes. Besides activities on campus, HKN also helps with many community service events to give back to the surrounding neighborhood. In addition, HKN has a long history of assisting companies in coordinating infosessions and career fairs. Membership in Eta Kappa Nu is extended to the top fourth of the junior class and the top third of the senior class in the EECS department.

FEM Tech

femtechberkeley@gmail.com

The purpose of FEM Tech is to promote gender diversity and inspire women from all majors, backgrounds and sexual orientations to excel in technology careers. Through organized seminars, mentorship programs, training workshops, and networking events, FEM Tech provides a supportive community for students to create meaningful connections with like-minded women. FEMTech hopes to excite new interest in tech and provide support for underrepresented women already in STEM majors.

Graduates for Engaged and Extended Scholarship around Computing & Engineering (GEESE)

dobbe@berkeley.edu

GEESE aims to address growing concerns around the rapid advancement and integration of technologies by building a campus community of graduate students and postdocs that brings together disciplines and perspectives to promote cross-disciplinary and engaged scholarship on issues that cannot be purely addressed from the silos of our individual fields.

Innovate Berkeley

innovateberkeley@gmail.com

Innovate Berkeley aims to inspire innovation among students at UC Berkeley and beyond. Working at the intersection of technology, business, and education, we provide a holistic opportunity for all Cal students to entrepreneurially engage in the improvement of the student experience. Here at IB, we acknowledge our privilege as students of a leading institution for higher education; we are passionate about not only using innovation to make our campus better, but also spreading our knowledge and experiences to those in our community who are less privileged. 

Machine Learning at Berkeley (ML@B)

ml.at.berkeley@gmail.com

Machine Learning at Berkeley (ML@B) is the premiere data science and machine learning student organization at UC Berkeley. Our goal is to build a community around ML while bridging the gap between industry and research. Every semester, we work with companies to experiment and apply these techniques in novel ways. ML@B members get the opportunity to use terabytes of data to create tools that do astonishing things, from predicting the prices of the stock market to exposing the underlying value of written text. Our focus on the future of computer science through ML affords us many opportunities that we use to drive research and education. We sponsor several research projects on the bleeding edge of ML over the semester and host a range of classes and workshops. ML@B members are chosen through a rigorous application process and are highly desired for their accomplishments and expertise. If you’d like to know more, feel free to email our club or check out our website.

Pioneers in Engineering (PiE)

leadership@pioneers.berkeley.edu

PiE promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education through an exciting, mentorship-based process. PiE is a student outreach organization based in UC Berkeley and was founded in 2008 by members of Tau Beta Pi led by Xiao-Yu Fu. We strongly believe that no student should be denied a quality STEM education experience.

Queer Graduate Students in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (QICSE)

qicse@lists.eecs.berkeley.edu

QICSE is the organization of queer graduate students in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. QICSE is a social group that supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning, or queer grad students and their allies within the EECS department by offering them opportunities to connect to each other and with the broader campus community.

Robotics@Berkeley (R@B)

leadership@rab.berkeley.edu

The mission of Robotics at Berkeley is to create and maintain a financial, social, and informational hub for undergraduate roboticists at UC Berkeley by

  1. Providing monetary, informational, and administrative support for students. robotics-related projects and competition teams,
  2. Collecting and publicizing information about and opportunities in UC Berkeley's robotics-related student groups and research labs, and
  3. Organizing socially and intellectually engaging events for roboticists of all ages, majors, and interests.

Space Technologies at California (STAC)

general@stac.berkeley.edu

Space Technologies @ California (STAC) is a group of passionate scientists who want to push the frontier of space research and the space industry. We are not a typical engineering club that focuses on a set competition but rather we focus on making strides in innovating the field of space technology! Our innovation in space technologies is a multi-campus effort with UC Santa Barbara and our various partners. 

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles at Berkeley (UAVs)

uav-leadership@lists.berkeley.edu

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles at Berkeley (UAVs@Berkeley) is a student organization dedicated to providing a central resource for all topics related to drones at UC Berkeley. By providing a resource-rich organization for UC Berkeley students interested in designing, building, and flying UAVs for a multitude of purposes, we hope to incite collaboration across multiple engineering disciplines. Students will be encouraged to step out of their comfort zone and learn new skills by working on project teams with other majors. 

Activities include a range of aerial photography/videography projects, academic research projects, and racing competitions. Other goals include: teaching basic, intermediate, and advanced courses in flying, operating, and controlling UAVs; organizing and setting up events for UAV flying meet-ups and outreach opportunities; and creating an open space for all UAV enthusiasts, engineers, and flyers to collaborate and create new and rich experiences through the use of UAVs.

Women in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (WICSE)

wicse_officers@lists.berkeley.edu

WICSE is an organization for all women graduate students in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of California in Berkeley. They meet every Friday at noon for lunch, publish a weekly electronic newsletter, and maintain several ongoing projects such as running a Big Sister program for new women grad students, developing a parental leave policy for grad students, and sponsoring lecture series.

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Electrical Engineering Graduate Student Association (EEGSA)

eegsa-exec@lists.eecs.berkeley.edu

The Electrical Engineering Graduate Student Association is a service and social organization within the EECS department at U.C. Berkeley. They organize prelim review sessions, provide peer advising services, and assist with new student orientation. In an effort to promote communication and camaraderie within the department, they sponsor social activities such as the weekly coffee hours. EEGSA also sponsors occasional ice cream socials, wine and cheese parties, and dances.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE Student Branch)

Formerly UCSEE

ieee@berkeley.edu

We are the student chapter of IEEE at U.C. Berkeley. As an active organization on campus, we provide lab services, promote student professional awareness, participate in outreach programs, and serve as the backbone for student-industry networking in EECS. In addition to hosting industry events such as infosessions and the semi-annual Startup Fair, we plan social activities to maintain balance with the technical atmosphere.

CS

ANova

executive@berkeleyanova.org

ANova is a student organization dedicated to improving computer science education in under-resourced communities across the Bay Area. We partner with middle and high school teachers and administrators to develop curriculum catered individually for each classroom. Our outreach and mentorship efforts strive to introduce students of all backgrounds to computer science.

BERKE1337 Computer Security Team

berke1337-admin@lists.berkeley.edu

The BERKE1337 Computer Security Team is a group of computer security enthusiasts at UC Berkeley. Our mission is to organize, hack, defend, and educate our members in the field of security with particular emphasis on understanding emerging technologies and developing practical security skills. We compete in many cyber security competitions such as CTFs and CCDC in order to fortify and practice our security knowledge in a safe and ethical way.

Blueprint, Technology for Nonprofits (BP)

team@calblueprint.org

Blueprint's mission is to make beautiful engineering accessible and useful for those who create communities and promote public welfare. As a student organization on campus, we use technology to build applications and bring knowledge to local non-profit organizations that are making social change. We want to aid and be part of the group of community builders who are doing meaningful productive work. Each semester, teams of five students each work with these organizations to implement technologies for efficiency and accessibility. We are always looking for self-driven students, who like to learn new things and can bring their own expertise to the table!

CodeBase

contact@codebase.berkeley.edu

CodeBase is one of Berkeley's first technical consulting groups, spearheading technical challenges for high-growth startups. CodeBase helps companies bridge technical gaps by developing mobile and web applications, assisting companies in setting up scalable infrastructure, providing code review/application testing, and implementing future product features for research and evaluation.

Codeology

cscchang.08@berkeley.edu

Codeology is a new organization on campus that was established to create a community at UC Berkeley where students support other students throughout their recruiting process and help them learn more about the software engineering industry. As people who have gone through the interviewing process themselves, we believe that students experiencing the stress and expectations to do well in both school and interviews would only benefit from having a support system like this. We are looking for more teachers who resonate with our mission and who would like to help out with our weekly lesson plans to join our leadership team

Code the Change, Berkeley chapter

berkeley@codethechange.org

Code the Change is an organization that empowers computer scientists to use their technical skills for social good through non-profit projects.

The Berkeley chapter consists of two divisions. Our DeCal program is intended for students with less experience in computer science; it offers them a chance to learn web development while working on a project for a nonprofit organization. Our other division is comprised of project teams, which work on more challenging projects for nonprofits.

Computer Science Graduate Entrepreneurs (CSGE)

Join the members-only mailing list by sending an email to sympa@lists.eecs.berkeley.edu with the following subject: subscribe csge-members@lists.eecs.berkeley

The CSGE (Computer Science Graduate Entrepreneurs) is an organization for graduate students, alumni, and faculty of the Computer Science department at UC Berkeley. Our vision is a thriving culture of entrepreneurship in the department producing the world's most influential startups and entrepreneurs. We work toward this goal by collecting and transferring ideas, experience, and connections from generation to generation of entrepreneurial Berkeley EECS graduate students and alumni.

Computer Science Graduate Student Association (CSGSA)

csgsa@cs.berkeley.edu

The Computer Science Graduate Student Association is the only student-run organization serving the CS graduate student community at Berkeley. The CSGSA sponsors orientation programs for new students, a number of academic and administrative services, and hosts a variety of social events throughout the year.

Computer Science KickStart (CSK)

apps.cskickstart@gmail.com

CS KickStart is a one week introductory class in computer science designed for incoming freshman women at UC Berkeley. Participants learn how to program, learn about the different areas of computer science, and meet other computer science students.

Computer Science Undergraduate Association (CSUA)

politburo@csua.berkeley.edu

The CSUA is a social computer science club dedicated to supporting the undergraduate computer science student body. It provides social events, workshops, tech talks, and hackathons for students and works with companies to act as an entry point to industry

Hackers at Berkeley (HACK)

ir@hackersatberkeley.com

Hackers at Berkeley is an organization that fosters a culture of creation at Berkeley. It strives to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of its members in all fields, particularly in software engineering, and to advance the art of ethical software development.

Hack the Bay (CalHacks)

team@calhacks.io

Cal Hacks organizes and runs large-scale computer science and technology entrepreneurship related events

Launchpad

contact launchpad

​Launchpad is a project-based organization that develops applications using artificial intelligence and machine learning. Our members work on projects such as music generation, image and music classification, and reinforcement learning in robotics. We also like to hold external events to contribute to the general Berkeley CS community. Our vision is to turn the theory students learn from intelligent software classes into real applications that teams can take ownership of.

Mobile Developers of Berkeley (MDB)

contact@mobiledevsberkeley.org

MDB provides a collaborative environment for members to grow their technical skills while building the next generation of software products.  Our dev cycle is designed to produce the best environment for our members to build cutting-edge apps. Through weekly workshops and major events, it provides a framework to guide our teams to success. Along each stage of the cycle, our teams receive support from mentors and industry advisors. Each team has access to a wealth of resources such as professional software, technical assistance, marketing outlets, and funding.

Open Computing Facility (OCF)

help@ocf.berkeley.edu

The OCF is a student-run, student-funded organization and is dedicated to free computing for all University of California at Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. The mission of the OCF is to provide an environment where no member of Berkeley's campus community is denied the computer resources he or she seeks, to appeal to all members of the Berkeley campus community with unsatisfied computing needs, and to provide a place for those interested in computing so that they can fully explore that interest.

Philosophy of Computation at Berkeley (POCAB)

berkeleypoc@gmail.com

We are a group of students working towards computer science as an end in itself, software engineers who think deeply about ethics, and radically cross-disciplinary trains of thought. We talk about things like culture and paradoxes, brain development and computation, P vs. NP, and how to make robots that would not try to destroy humanity.

We are offering a DeCal, "The Poetry of Computer Science, the Computer Science of Poetry: Philosophy of Computation" in Fall 2017! Like our Facebook page at pocab.org to stay updated.

UC Berkeley Undergraduate Graphics Group (UCBUGG)

staff[AT]ucbugg[DOT]com

The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Graphics Group is a casual bunch of students at Berkeley who want to introduce our fellow students to the process of producing a 3D animated short film. The course is offered through Democratic Education at Cal.

Undergraduate Group for Theoretical Computing (UGTC)

Contact UGTC

Give students interested in theoretical computing the resources to better their knowledge and interact with students with similar interests.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) Computer Science Honor Society

officers@upe.berkeley.edu

Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the first and only international honor society for the Computing Sciences. The Nu chapter of UPE at UC Berkeley was founded in 1995 and continues to serve Computer Science undergraduate students in the College of Letters and Science. We are committed in promoting more social interaction and communication, and relationship between undergraduate students, faculty, and industry in the computing discipline. We identify with academic excellence, and work to assist undergraduate computer science students with opportunities which are otherwise not available in the curriculum. We offer assistance in lower-division labs, luncheons with faculty members, info-sessions from the industry, and a variety of social events every semester.