Student Organizations

As the largest engineering department on campus, we have an extremely active student body and offer many ways for you to have some fun with your fellow students while enhancing your engineering education. The groups listed here are just a sample of the ways you can get involved. Unless otherwise specified, student interest and activity groups that are open to undergraduates are also open to graduate students.

Professional Societies

Engineering Honor Societies

Diversity in Engineering

Special Interest

Internationally Focused

Graduate Student Councils and Organizations



The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the top ranked nuclear engineering programs in the United States. The department distinguishes itself from other programs with a strong focus on experimental research in power, science, security and safety. The actively growing department leads four educational programs for students pursuing a bachelor of science, a master of science, a master of engineering or a doctoral degree. The department also houses the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the country’s first and longest operating licensed nuclear reactor. The construction and operation of the reactor introduced nuclear engineering to Penn State, and, in doing so, harnessed research and educational opportunities as key strengths for the department. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

Department of Nuclear Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6938