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Alpha Epsilon

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

2020-2021 Officers

President: Beth Prior
Vice President: Jill Grzelak
Secretary: TBD
Treasurer: Kelly Graff
Officer-at-Large: TBD
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.

2020-2021 Officers

President: Hana Coogan
Vice President: Kendall Staunton
SEC Representative
: Elizabeth Helms 
Advisor: Dr. Tess Thompson

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.

2020-2021 Officers

President: Hannah Patton
Vice President - Watershed Science & Engineering: Roja Kaveh Garna
Vice President – Bioprocessing: John Bryant & David Scherr
Secretary: Rex Gamble
Treasurer: Billy Paraszczuk
Volunteer Liaison: Katie Wardinski
Advisor:  Cully Hession


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.


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)


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