The Columbia University American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) branch is committed to participating in the annual AIAA DBF competition. The official website for the AIAA Design-Build-Fly competition describes the event as one that "will provide a real-world aircraft design experience for engineering students by giving them the opportunity to validate their analytic studies."

ASME at Columbia University is a student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. We host various events throughout the school year that are of benefit to ME Department students. This includes career panels, graduate school panels, research seminars, social events, and engineering talks.

The interdisciplinary Center researches neurotechnologies and their role as enablers for studying neural systems, most notably the normal and diseased brain.

An interdisciplinary community within Columbia University dedicated to supporting and developing research efforts in nanotechnology.

The Columbia Space Initiative is a group of students and professors dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge in near-space, space, and beyond.

Center for Precision Assembly of Superstratic and Superatomic Solids (PAS3)

The Center tackles the water challenges of a changing world where water and climate interact with food, energy, ecosystems, and urbanization.

The Data Science Institute at Columbia University is training the next generation of data scientists and developing innovative technology to serve society.

Data, Media & Society studies the ways in which data can be used to understand human behavior

Foundations of Data Science focuses on formal and mathematical models for data processing

Research at the Institute emphasizes a broad study of global change that addresses natural and man-made changes in the environment that affect the habitability of our planet.

The Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy (LCSE) mission is to advance science and develop innovative technologies that provide sustainable energy while maintaining the Earth's natural systems.