Student Organizations

Student organizations when requesting funding from the Department of Mechanical Engineering should submit the Student Organization Funding Request Form.

Please submit a completed form to Ms. Jennifer Smith in 200 MEOB or  Estimated time of processing is 2–3 weeks. The form is due no later than the end of the first four weeks of the fall and spring terms.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The Texas A&M student ASME section hosts several programs that link students with engineering professionals. Tours, conferences, and speakers not only expose members to the inner workings of industry, but highlight employment opportunities for graduates. One of ASME’s most successful programs is the Mexican Exchange Program. The interaction between A&M students and their Mexican counterparts promotes international awareness and industrial experience.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air–Conditioning Engineers

The Texas Chapter of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air–Conditioning Engineers) was chartered in 1937. Its goals are the advancement of heating, refrigerating, and air-conditioning engineering and related sciences; the continuing education of the members and other interested persons through lectures, demonstrations, and publications; and the rendering of career guidance to students of the sciences.

The Texas A&M student chapter of ASHRAE offers monthly speakers and plant trips, as well as providing student members the opportunity to apply for student awards, scholarships, Washington Internships for students of engineering, grants-in-aid, and student society activities.

Society of Automotive Engineers

SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) is a non-profit educational and scientific organization dedicated to advancing mobility technology to better serve humanity. The Texas A&M student chapter of SAE provides opportunities for students to learn about transportation industry challenges and opportunities, and also offers students the chance to gain real-world design experience by participating in the Formula SAE student design competition. Students design, construct, test, and compete with a small race car with guidance and financial support from both Texas A&M and industry.

Materials Advantage

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has revived its student chapter and is actively recruiting new members. Materials Advantage has three to four meetings per semester, and each fall the chapter takes a plant trip to a local manufacturing plant. Materials Advantage has combined with The American Ceramics Society (ACerS) and The Metallurgical Society (TMS) to form a student group called Materials Advantage. The students hold membership to all three societies and access to their publications

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Organization

MEGSO promotes positive communication within the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program at Texas A&M University by providing a forum for communication between faculty and the graduate student body as well as promoting the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program at Texas A&M University. Another important role of MEGSO is helping the department in recruiting prospective graduate students. Monthly speaker meetings are held so members can get together and promote social and professional interaction.

Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society

The Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society recognizes outstanding achievement of undergraduate students in mechanical engineering. By participating in the pledge process and other chapter activities, students are able to serve their community as well as interact with leaders in industry. Pi Tau Sigma promotes faculty/student interaction. Since Pi Tau Sigma membership is for life, over 20 faculty members in the Department of Mechanical Engineering share a common membership with current students. Pi Tau Sigma also promotes leadership in engineering by keeping members informed about opportunities in industry and in graduate programs across the nation.

Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a national not-for-profit educational and service organization.  SWE is an organization dedicated to help women achieve success in engineering academically, personally, and professionally.  With an active membership of over 200 women and men, the Texas A&M section of SWE strives to serve the student body, the community, and the College of Engineering.  Through company sponsorship, SWE is able to provide many beneficial services to our members and community.  This includes awarding scholarships, our annual High School Conference, three mentor programs: FLAME, Big Sis Lil Sis (BSLS), and SWE12, our weeklong Summer Camp, graduate luncheons, community outreach events, and hosting bi-weekly meetings.  Joining SWE is a great way to get involved at Texas A&M.  If you are a student at A&M, it is highly encouraged for you to attend one of the meetings and learn what SWE has to offer you.