Student Life

Rice Engineering is a vibrant community with many organizations for students to get involved! Check out the ECE-related organizations, honor societies, and clubs below below, or for learn more about all the other Student Activities at Rice.

ECE Student Clubs

  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • EtherNest
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Houston Chapter of the IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society
  • Houston Chapter IEEE Photonics Society (formerly LEOS)
  • Houston Chapter IEEE Signal Processing Society (IEEESPS)
  • Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE - Photonic Owls)
  • Tau Beta Pi (Texas Gamma at Rice)
  • Women ExCEL
  • SHElecs
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Graduate Student Organizations

  • Graduate Student Association (GSA)
  • ECE Graduate Student Association
  • ECE Graduate Student Mentoring Program

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The School of Engineering has worked to make one of Rice one of the most inclusive programs in the nation — not only in classrooms and labs, but through outreach and engagement in the community.

Learn more about Rice Engineering's organizations, opportunities and resources in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.


Study Abroad

Rice ECE undergraduate students are encouraged to study abroad during their time at Rice. Learn more about Study Abroad and Global Programs for Rice Engineering students.