Student Engineering Clubs

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Student Clubs

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Club

SWE hosted the first ever Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at the Balzer Technology center on March 4th, 2017. Forty-four elementary-aged girls from the area participated in engineering related activities that were facilitated by JBU students.

Engineering Student Council

The Engineering Student Council is an establishment that is totally and completely focused on you, the engineer. ESC is designed so that we can foster community among the engineering students, broaden their view of what it means to be an engineer and keep relevant information concerning engineering activities available. Engineers are a select few, and so our goal is to help you be the engineer God wants you to be.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The JBU IEEE Student Branch consists of individuals eager and determined to provide professional development opportunities to engineering students at John Brown University. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest association of technical professionals. As a student branch, it serves to encourage engineers to develop professional connections and skills through networking opportunities, technical competitions and training, and informational sessions. Through IEEE, engineering students have an opportunity to become the well-rounded professionals that employers desire.

Eaglenauts (Aerospace)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)


Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2018

NASA Internship

JBU alumnus Brian Plank’s autograph is on the wings of a NASA-designed aircraft being displayed at The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
Plank, an engineering major at JBU, completed a summer internship at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) in California. There he worked as a research associate/project manager, testing flights of a subscale flying wing aircraft.
“He wrote the flight test plans, conducted the tests and managed the flight test schedule,” the AFRC stated in a press release.
The goal of the internship was to design an aerodynamic aircraft with lower drag that would decrease fuel consumption for a cheaper and environmentally safe flight. Plank received a $6,500 Workforce Development Grant, funded by the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium, to cover his trip costs and housing costs at the NASA Armstrong Center. 
“Brian is exactly the sort of student that NASA is looking for — someone who is interested in aerospace and is looking for that next challenge, that next opportunity, that undiscovered research territory,” Al Bowers, chief scientist at NASA Armstrong Center, stated in a NASA press release.


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