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Professional Societies and Competition Teams

The College of Engineering offers opportunities for active engagement in professional societies and competition teams as early as their freshmen year, aiming to foster a comprehensive experience and cultivate expertise within your field of study.

students posing in the water with a canoe at the concrete canoe competition


American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Lipscomb's ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Student Chapter received its charter in Spring 2012 and is continually building our student involvement in the community and the club. ASCE hosts social events such as cookouts and golf outings and participates in State and Regional ASCE Competitions. Every month, we welcome a technical speaker to talk about a specific field in Civil Engineering.  ASCE is a great networking tool for students and professionals.

Mission: To provide essential value to members, their careers, partners, and the public; facilitate the advancement of technology; encourage and provide the tools for lifelong learning; promote professionalism and the profession; develop and support civil engineers.

Competition Teams


ASME Derby Car race


American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Our ASME chapter offers tutoring: Junior and Senior Mechanical Engineering students tutor underclassmen in calculus, physics and statistics. This type of servant-leadership is part of what separates Lipscomb Engineering from other engineering programs. ASME also promotes the engineering profession to the larger Nashville community. Each February during National Engineers Week, we support outreach activities for young students, including our rocket car derby. 

Mission: Advancing engineering for the benefit of humanity. 
Vision: The premier resource for the engineering community globally.


Competition Teams


Students working together in IEEE


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is an internationally known professional society. IEEE is known for setting multiple standards across the electronic and communications fields. Members of IEEE not only include Electrical and Computer Engineers, but also physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and many more professionals. Lipscomb IEEE student branch members also develop and host activities for K-12 students as part of our STEM outreach efforts. We participate in IEEE and VandyHacks Hackathons, attend professional society meetings, and socialize together on IEEE Game Nights.

Student Chapter Mission:  The goal of the student chapter at Lipscomb is to help improve a student's experience in their technical field. 

Vision:  IEEE will be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere and be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions.


Competition Teams


Students speaking with members of ASHRAE


American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable
technology for the built environment. Its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency,
indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry.

Mission: To serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields.

Vision: A healthy and sustainable built environment for all.


Students eating lunch together at ACM



Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

ACM is a professional organization focused on computer science and technology. College students interested in computing can join ACM to access educational resources, research publications, networking events, and career development support. It's a valuable platform for staying updated and connecting with others in the field.

Mission: ACM is a global scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the art, science, engineering, and application of computing, serving both professional and public interests by fostering the open exchange of information and by promoting the highest professional and ethical standards.

Vision: ACM will continue to be the premiere global computing society.


Professors with student at SWE


Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Our students may also participate in SWE which is a globally recognized society that advocates for inclusion and success for women in engineering. The SWE hosts study tip sessions and SWE east events just to name a few. SWE is open to all, regardless of gender.

Mission: Empower women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders; expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.

Vision: A world with gender parity and equality in engineering and technology.

Students of the concrete canoe competition
Students of SWE

Members of SWE

Students of the AISC Steel Bridge Competition

Students at the AISC Steel Bridge Competition

Students at the Concrete Canoe Competition

Students at the Concrete Canoe Competition

Students at the Concrete Canoe Competition

Students at the Concrete Canoe Competition

Students apart of engineering professional societies
Members of the AISC Steel Bridge Competition

Members of the AISC Steel Bridge Competition

Students talking to members of ASHRAE
Professors and student of SWE
Members of ASCE

Members of ASCE

Students with their professor
Members of the AISC Steel Bridge Competition

Members of the AISC Steel Bridge Competition