Creating better students, future leaders at the College of Science and Engineering

Students benefit from new challenges and opportunities offered by student organizations. 3M’s investment in these programs aligns with its goals around visibility as well as recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. In 2018-19, 3M is supporting these student organizations:


Professional and special interest:

  • The American Institute of Chemical Engineers helps chemical engineering students with class scheduling, employment, networking, and social events. What 3M supports: attendance at the national conference. 


  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers promotes and enhances the technical competency and professional well-being of members through mechanical engineering programs and activities. What 3M supports: a design competition.


  • The Engineers Without Borders U of M chapter partners with disadvantaged communities around the world to improve the quality of life through engineering projects that are environmentally and economically sustainable. What 3M supports: projects in Guatemala and Ethiopia.

Read about how a 2016 Engineers Without Borders service trip changed the lives of Ugandans—and a U of M engineering student


  • Students in GOFIRST Robotics support the FIRST Robotics program in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area, as well as the VEX U, Autonomous Snowplow, and Robot in Three Days competitions. What 3M supports: supplies and competition costs.


  • The Material Advantage group promotes the field of materials science and engineering in academic and industry settings, and provides experiences outside the U of M through volunteering, competitions, tours, and social events. What 3M supports: conference and competition travel costs and supplies.


  • The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) supports the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so they can achieve their full career potential. What 3M supports: attendance at a regional conference, and SASE Jr. chapter events for high schoolers.


  • The National Society of Black Engineers works to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. What 3M supports: attendance at a regional conference, and a volunteer event.


  • The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) supports and encourages women in science and engineering fields through leadership opportunities, outreach experiences, community involvement, and professional development. What 3M supports: participation in the SWE conference.



  • The Clean Snowmobile Team challenges students to re-engineer an existing snowmobile to reduce emissions and noise, and participate in an international engineering design competition. What 3M supports: supplies and travel to the international clean snowmobile competition.


  • The Rocket Team designs, builds, and flies reusable rockets with a scientific or engineering payload to one mile above ground level. Students research and engage in real-world engineering processes with NASA engineers. What 3M supports: supplies for two competitions.


  • Students in the Solar Vehicle Project research, design, and construct a solar vehicle every two years to compete in the World Solar Challenge. What 3M supports: development of the 2019 solar car: Freya I.

Learn more about College of Science and Engineering student groups

Photos: Student organization websites and social media



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