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Experiential Learning - Student Organizations

Cardboard Canoe Race

Calvin students have the opportunity to participate in different Engineering Student Organizations, including Engineering Without Borders and the Carboard Canoe Race!

Student Organizations

The Engineering Department at Calvin has multiple student organizations for students to become involved in and meet with other students interested in issues related to engineering by participating in one of the following six student-run organizations. A list of the student organizations and a description is below.


The American Society of Civil Engineers is an organization for those in the Civil Concentration and is tailored more for Juniors and Seniors who have declared their major, but underclassmen are welcome to participate as well. ASCE participates in monthly ASCE luncheons with local professionals and organizes other events like the Cardboard Canoe contest. You can e-mail the group at  Find them on Facebook.

Advisor: Prof. Robert Hoeksema


The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is an organization for those in the Mechanical Concentration and is taylored more for Juniors and Seniors who have declared their major, but underclassmen are welcome to participate as well. To learn more about ASME, visit the ASME website-coming soon and their facebook group.

Email: ASME Google Calendar

Advisor: Prof. Renard Tubergen Student Leaders: Andrew Bouma, Vince Rovedatti, Derek Vermerris, and Bethany Waanders


Engineering Unlimited (EngUn) is a Calvin College student organization working to serve others in the name of Christ through engineering projects locally and overseas. Through practical experience and partnerships with international Christian organizations and local professionals, Calvin students are learning how to be better engineers while serving as agents of renewal in society. Find them on Facebook.

Find out how to get involved on our website:
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Student Leaders: President - Emily Lawson; Vice President - Kyra Black; Secretary - Ross Vander Meulen; Treasurer - Kerala Smith; Events Coordinator - Peter Bulten; Local Projects Coordinator - Jerome Navarro
Advisor: Prof. David Wunder


Students in the Electrical and Computer concentration have an opportunity to participate in the largest professional organization in the world. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), is an organization that is at the forefront of research and design in most of the high-tech applications today. Students who are members of the Calvin IEEE Student Chapter will network with professionals about topics in electrical and computer engineering, as well as participate in group activities. These group activities include tours of different businesses in the engineering field, seminars on topics relating to electrical/computer engineering, peer advising meetings and social events like bowling and a pumpkin carving contest. Students who are members of the national society will receive an IEEE Spectrum and an IEEE Potentials magazine with a membership. Find them on Facebook.

Student Leaders: Kristen DeZeeuw, and Kurtis Kortman
Advisor: Prof. Randy Brouwer


The Renewable Energy Organization or “REO” (ree-oh), is a student-led group that is devoted to raising knowledge and awareness about renewable energy sources. Producing energy that is clean, renewable, and sustainable is an issue that is more important with every coming year. Each year we pick a few projects to work on that give members hands on experience. Any student from any major can join this group. REO currently meets on Wednesdays during chapel break (10:00-10:20) in Science Building 110. For more information, email

Student Leaders: President - Joe Kelley, Vice President - MaKinnah Collins, Treasurer - Andrew Blunt and Secretary - Ryan DeGroot

Advisor: Prof. Matt Heun


Women in Engineering is a student club for female students to get together to study, socialize and network with local female Engineers. We attend lectures and events sponsered by the local chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), excercise together or even go apple picking. For more information visit the Women in Engineering website.

Advisor: Prof. Jennifer VanAntwerp and Monica Groenenboom