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Mechanical engineering majors are encouraged to actively participate in student societies to provide extracurricular engineering experience and develop leadership, teamwork, and other professional development skills. The following are some of the societies available to students.


The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is an international professional organization founded in 1880 with over 130,000 members. Its mission is to enable collaboration, career enrichment, and skills development across engineering disciplines

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SAE International (formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers) is a global professional association which focuses on transport industries. The three main areas of interest are aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicles. SAE also develops and maintains technical standards for use in these areas.

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The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering is a global professional society that provides information on new materials and processing technology. As the only technical society encompassing all fields of endeavor in materials and processes, SAMPE provides a unique and valuable forum for scientists, engineers, and academics.



The Society of Manufacturing Engineers serves the manufacturing industry by promoting advanced manufacturing technology and developing a skilled workforce.

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TBP Engineering Honor Society

The Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society represents all engineering professions. It is the nation's second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to recognize engineering students of distinguished scholarship and exemplary character.

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