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Alpha Epsilon

Alpha Epsilon is an invitation-only honor society representing outstanding biological and agricultural engineers.

2021-2022 Officers

President: Kelly Graff 
Vice President: Laljeet Sangha
Secretary: Brian Wilson
Treasurer: Kelly Ruffner
Advisor: Dr. Leigh-Anne Krometis

ASABE Student Branch

The Virginia Tech Chapter of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers provides opportunities to participate in local, regional, and national professional development and networking events. All BSE undergraduates are strongly encouraged to join ASABE and participate in ASABE activities.

2021-2022 Officers

President: Kendall Staunton
Vice President: Henry Presman
Treasurer:
Lindsy Stamenkovich
Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Czuba

BSE Graduate Student Organization (GSO)

The BSE Graduate Student Organization’s mission is to represent all graduate students in the department to the department administration, to support departmental activities, and to enhance the graduate academic experience.

2021-2022 Officers

President: Katie Wardinski
Vice President - Watershed Science & Engineering: Beth Prior
Vice President – Bioprocessing: Pat Chaisupa
Secretary: Annie Dubner
Treasurer: Rana Genedy
Volunteer Liaison: Luke Goodman
Advisor:  Dr. Cully Hession

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Water Resources Association Chapter at VT (AWRAatVT)

The mission of AWRAatVT is to support local, regional, and national waterways through education, service, management, and research.

SWCS Student Branch 
The Student Branch of the Virginia Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society engages in a variety of service and social activities throughout the year, including Save Our Streams Biomonitoring at local streams, educational workshops, stream clean-ups, hiking, and other conservation activities. SWCS is an international, nonprofit organization that advocates the protection, enhancement, and wise use of soil, water, and related natural resources.

Food Science Club at Virginia Tech 
The Food Science Club at Virginia Tech is a non-profit student organization dedicated to promoting food science and technology through education and service.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The Society of Women Engineers at Virginia Tech seeks to support and encourage women in all engineering fields.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
NSBE’s mission it to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
SHPE seeks to help its Hispanic engineering members grow not only academically but also professionally by offering community involvement, workshops and conferences each year with job and networking opportunities.

INTERNATIONALLY FOCUSED ORGANIZATIONS

Engineers Without Borders

International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)

Bridges to Prosperity

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW)

Engineering World Health (EWH)

MEDICAL RELATED ORGANIZATIONS

Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS)

Alpha Epsilon Scouting Day with the Hokies

ASABE Southeastern Regional Rally: Bench Top Scale Stream Restoration Design Challenge