Student Organizations - Undergrad and Grad

Below is a list of student organizations that are "aligned" with SEAS.  Their memberships have signifcant numbers of SEAS students, and they form an integral part of the learning community of SEAS.  Most are registered as Independent Student Organizations under the Dean of Students Office or Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  While membership is usually weighted toward either undergrad or graduate students, participation by all is welcomed.  

Crossing Multiple Disciplines

Applied Mathematics

Computer Science


  • Harvard College Engineering Society (HCES) The largest and broadest engineering community among Harvard undergrads
  • MakeHarvard (MH) is an engineering makeathon bringing together over 200 students from schools all along the east coast and Canada for 36 hours of making projects! MakeHarvard 2019 will be held the weekend of February 2-3, 2019. We're looking for interested engineers to make this event amazing!
  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)  Connecting Harvard students interested in biomedical engineering.
  • iGEM  Establishing a community of creative synthetic biologists from a variety of disciplines.
  • Harvard Biotechnology Club (GSAS)
  • Harvard College Human Powered Vehicle Team (HPVT)  Competing annually in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC)
  • Engineers without Borders (EWB), the Harvard SEAS Chapter of EWB, forms long-term partnerships with communities to design and build sustainable engineering projects. We have two ongoing projects in the Dominican Republic and Tanzania, as well as teams for Finance, Media, Programming, and to plan a "Failure Forum" conference for other EWB chapters.
  • Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)   A primarily project-focused club, focusing on the development of technology that will enable human use of space.
  • Harvard College Wireless Club (HWC)  Advancing the art, science, and enjoyment of Amateur Radio.
  • Photonics Club  For undergrads, graduate students, and postdocs interested in photonics