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Student Groups

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Student Groups

Student groups provide opportunities to develop leadership skills and network with faculty, staff, and professionals in the field.

Design for America (DFA)

Design for America trains the next generation of social innovators. Now on over 37 campuses across the country, Segal is home to both the DFA National team and the DFA NU student studio. Our tools, model, and coaching instill community, encourage creativity, and build student capacity to take on any challenge. At DFA, we use design innovation for social good.

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Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW)

ESW at Northwestern mobilizes engineers through education, training, and practical action, while building collaborative partnerships to meet the needs of current and future generations. Through education outreach and action-based projects like SmartTree, the organization empowers undergraduates to take on leadership roles in applying sustainability principles to their work.

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Northwestern Organization of Design Engineers (NODE)

Northwestern’s design-focused student organization, NODE provides workshops and access to tools that improve the community’s design work and instruction. Inspiring fun and creativity, NODE is a resource for undergraduates from various backgrounds who are interested in good design.

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Design Competition

Every year, teams of McCormick undergraduates from different departments come together to build robots and compete for prizes. Teams of students design, build, and program their robots independently before setting their creations loose on a pre-determined track during the spring competition.

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Northwestern Formula Racing (Formula SAE)

Founded in 2006, this undergraduate organization designs and builds racecars from scratch to compete in the Formula SAE race, organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers.

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Baja SAE Team

Baja SAE students design and build off-road vehicles that can survive the punishment of rough terrain. Since 1988, Northwestern’s Baja SAE Team has competed in Baja-style races sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The team actively seeks new undergraduate members.

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Northwestern University Solar Car Team (NUsolar)

NUsolar is an undergraduate student organization that designs, builds, and races solar-powered vehicles. Since it is completely student-run, team members take on a wide spectrum of responsibilities, including engineering, manufacturing, operations, marketing, and finance.

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Segal Professional Bridge (SPB)

The Segal Professional Bridge group connects Segal's graduate and undergraduate students with like-minded professionals and students from other schools who are passionate about the broad field of design. SPB hosts networking events, workshops, and presentations on campus throughout the academic year.

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3D4E

3D4E (a.k.a. 3D printing for everyone) is Northwestern's first student organization dedicated to 3D printing and Computer Aided Design education. 3D4E members come together from a diverse set of backgrounds to tackle projects, hold workshops, and spread the experience of designing and creating using approachable technology through 3D printing.
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EPIC

This student-run, interdisciplinary group connects entrepreneurship resources throughout Northwestern. EPIC sponsors entrepreneurship competitions, coordinates special events, and provides general support for entrepreneurial students.
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