ME Student Organizations
Mechanical engineering students have the opportunity to become members of, and participate in the activities of a number of professional and honor societies associated with program.
Professional Societies With Student Chapters
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
- The Maryland Center for Automotive Research & Testing (MCAR)
- American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (ASHRAE)
- The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
- The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
- The Black Engineers Society (BES)
- The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
- The Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)
- The National Honorary Mechanical Engineering Society (Pi Tau Sigma)
- The National Engineering Honor Society (Tau Beta Pi)
- Society of Automotive Engineers
- Engineers Without Borders
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is the professional society for mechanical engineers. As would be expected, this organization has the largest membership for student groups in mechanical engineering. The student chapters maintains a lounge in Room 1107 of Glenn L. Martin Hall. Applications and information on the benefits of membership are available in the ASME Lounge.
Honor societies with student chapters include Pi Tau Sigma and Tau Beta Pi. Pi Tau Sigma is the national honor society for mechanical engineers. Tau Beta Pi is the national honor society for all engineers. Membership for undergraduate students is by invitation based upon scholarship. in addition to high scholarship, members are expected to contribute to the student community through activities such as tutoring, food drives, blood drives, etc.