Student Groups

ASABE Student Chapter

Photo of ASABE studentsASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers) provides a microcosm in which engineering and scientific-minded people can socialize with others who share a similar interest in the area of environmental and ecological engineering. For more information, contact ASABE faculty advisor, Chuck Clanton.


Photo of RBST students at NREL 2014The Residential Building Science and Technology (RBST) Club has rallied around the design and development of the Race to Zero - DOE Challenge Home Student Design Competition. For more information, contact RSBT Club faculty advisor, Pat Huelman.

SSM Club

SSM Club members The Sustainable Systems Management (SSM) Club works to increase students' knowledge on sustainability, sharpen their business acumen, and expand their network.  The club holds a high importance on sustainable business practices that will ultimately help evolve the current way business is conducted.  For more information, check out the SSM Club Facebook, email the Club at, or contact the faculty advisor Bob Seavey.

TAPPI Student Chapter

TAPPI student groupTAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry) fosters interaction between bioproducts engineering students, builds relationships with industry connections, and offers an opportunity to participate in national events, student newsletters, and other outreach activities. For more information, contact TAPPI faculty advisor Ulrike Tschirner.

Mycology Club

Photo of students from the Mycology ClubFormed in 2012, the UMN Mycology Club is a platform for learning, teaching and celebrating fungal biology.  Our aim is to unify the diversity of fungal knowledge around the campus and community through educational lectures, hands-on workshops, outreach and forays. For more information, check out the Mycology Club website.