BCOE Wins Big at UCR’s Annual Student Organization Award Ceremony

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) named the Student Organization of the Year among other organization recognitions

Each year, UC Riverside recognizes 10 of the more than 400 student organizations for their outstanding service to students and efforts to promote involvement on campus. Six of the 10 organizations recognized this year were from the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE):

  • Student Organization of the Year – Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
    • This award encapsulates every facet of being a student organization and the winner ideally represents the highest level of achievement, campus and community engagement, and membership retention and development.
  • Student Organization “Unsung Hero” of the Year – Chirawat Sanpakit, Mechanical Engineering Senior, President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    • This award recognizes someone who has made significant contributions to the organization and truly goes above and beyond their role.
  • Collaborative Program of the Year Award – Citrus Hack by Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • This award recognizes an event hosted by several student organizations and serves as an example of how groups can work together to create something greater than one group could do on its own.
  • Educational Program of the Year – ACM
    • This award recognizes outstanding efforts with events and activities that educates others about causes, academics, etc.
  • Outstanding Outreach Award – SWE
    • This award recognizes student organizations for conducting outreach to K-12 schools, community colleges, or other universities to encourage and educate students about going to college, either generally or into specific fields.
  • Student Organization Executive Board of the Year – Aerospace Systems
    • A highly functional executive board can be an incredible boost to an organization’s achievements during a given year. This award recognizes the group of people responsible for making an organization run, based on both their individual and collective contributions.

More than half of BCOE’s undergraduate students are involved in professional organizations. In 2016, the college’s 24 professional student organizations hosted 605 professional development events in 2016, recording more than 21,000 people in attendance. On average, each undergraduate student attended seven events per year.

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