Carleton Student Engineering Society


Carleton Student Engineering Society

Infobox Fraternity
name= Carleton Student Engineering Society
crest=
letters= CSES
founded= Birth date and age|1979|3|22
birthplace= Carleton University, (Ottawa, Ontario)
type=Social
emphasis= Undergraduate engineering students
scope= Carleton University
mission= To provide its members with academic, professional, and social resources to aid them in their engineering studies
colors= red, black and gold
symbol= The Gong
publication= The Iron Times
members= 2800+
lifetime= 7000+
address= 1125 Colonel By Drive
city= Ottawa
state= Ontario
country= Canada
homepage= http://cses.carleton.ca/

The Carleton Student Engineering Society (CSES) is a federally incorporated non-profit society that acts as a fraternity and as student union for the undergraduate engineering students of Carleton University and was founded on March 22, 1979Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, "Letters Patent Incorporating the Carleton Student Engineering Society". Government of Canada, 1979] . The engineering society was founded by Paul Barter, Tod Lewis and Steve Oszmian. The society is unlike most other engineering societies in Canada in that it is a federally incorporated body but is alike to all others in that it is still very much a student and campus oriented organization. The society represents Carleton University engineering students on the Engineering Student Societies' Council of Ontario (ESCCO) and the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES).

Membership

The society does not prohibit non-engineering students from becoming members, but to date has had only a few full non-engineering members. The society has three types of membership:
*Honourary;
*Alumni; and,
*RegularCarleton Student Engineering Society, "Bylaw I - Constitution of the Carleton Student Engineering Society". Carleton Student Engineering Society, 2007] .

Regular

Regular membership is composed of all currently enrolled undergraduate students at Carleton University in a Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng) degree program. In 2007, the number of regular members was recorded as 2886 [citation|date=2008 |title=Undergraduate Program Enrolments by Faculty: 1996 to 2007 Total (Full-Time & Part-Time) Fall Registrations by Department |url=http://oirp.carleton.ca/head-counts/tables/ugrad-dept-fac-1996-2007-f1-deptlevel-ALL_hvw.htm |publisher=Carleton University |accessdate=2008-08-06] .

Alumni

Alumni membership is composed of all who have graduated from Carleton University in a Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng) degree and number over 7000 [citation|date=2008 |title=Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates Conferred by Degree Program and Sex of Students: Calendar Years 1985 to 2007 |url=http://oirp.carleton.ca/databook/ongoing/students/tables/table-GR1-1_hvw.htm |publisher=Carleton University |accessdate=2008-08-06] .

Some alumni members continue to actively participate in events and activities of the society, but one elite select group of society alumni, the Secret Order of the Purple Panther (SOOPP), actively participates in many major events of the society and serve to guide the culture and instill spirit amongst members of the society.

Objectives

The society was founded with the following objectives:
* To promote professional interest and to foster high standards in the study of Engineering;
* To promote the general interests of the University;
* To culminate the spirit of mutual assistance among its members in the study of the profession.

These objectives have defined the scope of the society's activities and have provided direction and vision for its members and leaders.

The first objective, "To promote professional interest and to foster high standards in the study of Engineering", is similar in interest to that of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers and the society often coordinates activities with PEO.

The third objective, "To culminate the spirit of mutual assistance among its members in the study of the profession", is similar in interest to that of the Corporation of the Seven Wardens, the group that organizes and officiates the Iron Ring ceremony. The society often works with the Camp #12 secretary of the Corporation of the Seven Wardens to host the Iron Ring ceremony for engineering graduates of Carleton University.

Symbols

Colours

The colours of the society have traditionally been red and black embellished with gold. The head office interior is currently a combination of these colours and white.

The Gong

The Gong, an actual musical instrumental gong, is 36" in diameter and is carried on a black iron stand. It is the official symbol of the society and is used to ceremonially open various major events of the society. It was purchased in the summer of 2006 as mandated by a majority vote of the membership present at the 2006 society annual general meeting. A smaller travel size gong is taken to various conferences by delegations sent by the society to further the symbolism of the gong.

Flightsuits

Flightsuits, though not technically a part of the society, are a part of the engineering culture at Carleton University and are worn by undergraduate engineers who have been shown to be extremely socially involved in the society. The symbol is officiated by the Flightsuit Committee, a former but no longer official committee of the society. Blue in color with a red patch on the back and various custom patches usually worn elsewhere, the flightsuit is easily recognized as a symbol of Carleton University engineering students at universities across Ontario.

Associates societies

Smaller, more specific smaller engineering societies are organized that cater to specific streams of engineering study. Some of the stream societies that regularly interact with CSES include:
* Carleton Mechanical & Aerospace Society (CMAS)
* Software and Computer Engineering Society (SCESOC)
* IEEE Carleton Student Branch (IEEE)
* Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Carleton Chapter (CSCE)

See also

* Engineering traditions in Canada
* Canadian Federation of Engineering Students
* Engineering Student Societies' Council of Ontario

External links

* [http://cses.carleton.ca/ Carleton Student Engineering Society Website]

Associated societies

* [http://cmas.carleton.ca/ Carleton Mechanical & Aerospace Society Website]
* [http://www.scesoc.ca/ Software and Computer Engineering Society Website]
* [http://ieee.engsoc.org/ IEEE Carleton Student Branch Website]
* [http://csce.engsoc.org/ Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Carleton Chapter Website]

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