IEEE is the major professional organization of electrical and computer engineering. Each school has a student branch which is intended to sponsor a social and professional program to familiarize the student with the parent organization, which is the second largest professional society in the world. The student branch sponsors tours of various facilities on and off campus and promotes seminars. Members attend an IEEE Banquet hosted annually
By the Mid-Hudson Section; members receive a monthly magazine, as well as reduced rates on other technical publications of special interest. Membership is open to all students in Electrical and Computer Engineering or Computer Science and Engineering curricula. Please visit the SUNY New Paltz IEEE website for more information.
HKN is the national electrical and computer engineering honor society. The chapter at SUNY New Paltz was established in New Paltz in 1999. The society’s purpose is to recognize outstanding juniors and seniors in Electrical and Computer Engineering and to promote interaction between faculty and students. Candidates for membership are by invitation and have been judged worthy not only by their academic excellence, but also in regard to their qualifications, in respect to: common sense and the ability to use the knowledge, information and ideas they have acquired; capacity and willingness for hard work; congeniality and adaptability for working in harmony with all sorts of people. Formal initiations are held once a year, either in the fall or spring semester. HKN sets up tutoring schedules and supports various Department social activities.
The SUNY New Paltz Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) mission states that it's "focus is to encourage and strengthen women in engineering, science, math and computer science through networking with peers, alumni, and mentors, outreach to local schools and clubs, and recruitment to build a strong group."SUNY New Paltz WISE association aims to grow the number of women in science, math, computer science and engineering fields through networking with peers, alumni and mentors, outreach to local schools and clubs and recruitment in order to build a strong group. SUNY New Paltz WISE enables undergraduate women to work closely with peers and faculty to form friendships and to achieve a solid background in their field.
NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” NSBE strive to accomplish the following: stimulate and develop student interest in the various engineering disciplines; strive to increase the number of minority students studying engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; encourage members to seek advanced degrees in engineering or related fields and to obtain professional engineering registrations; promote public awareness of engineering and the opportunities for Blacks and other minorities in that profession; function as a representative body on issues and developments that affect the careers of Black Engineers.