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Clubs & Organization

In Mechanical Engineering, we believe that professional clubs and organizations allow students to learn to work in a goal-oriented collaborative environment where relationships with other engineers and industrial sponsors are developed. Some of the clubs and organizations also serve as portals for job opportunities.

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ASME

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a national organization that advances the mechanical engineering discipline by organizing student competitions and providing professional development courses, among other things.

San Diego State University's ASME student chapter’s goal is to expose SDSU students to engineering by organizing student competitions, setting up industry tours, and bringing speakers to SDSU.

ASME is designed to help Mechanical Engineering students here at SDSU gain the connections and experience they need to be successful in school and after graduation. More information about ASME. If you have any questions or would like to be added to the ASME emailing list, please send an email at [email protected].

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BMES

Biomedical Engineering Society

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Chapter at San Diego State University (SDSU) welcomes all ndividuals who share the purpose of the BMES in promoting development, and education in biomedical ngineering and all allied scientific fields.

The biomedical engineering field seeks to bridge the gap between engineering and medicine by ombining engineering principles and design skills with medical and biological sciences with a sole urpose of advancing healthcare.

We aim to promote the education of our members by supporting academic and professional excellence, and innovative research, in an effort to enhance undergraduate experience. More information about BMES.

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SAE

Society of Automotive Engineers

Aztec Racing (Fomula SAE)

Aztec Racing (Formula SAE) is a student organization that builds race cars and participates in a national competition organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International. The race cars are built over a period of about a year and the team effort provides real-world experience to students preparing to enter the engineering workforce. All aspect of engineering practice, including design, manufacturing, testing, marketing, management and finances are integrated into the competition. The organization is built around a concept of a fictional manufacturing company.

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Aztec Baja

Baja SAE is a student organization where they design and build a single seat off road buggy that ultimately goes to 3 events nation-wide each year where 100 global universities are evaluated in static and dynamic events. SDSU's Baja program is a growing and successful club, competing and finishing in the top 10 in multiple competitions in the 2018 season. The club provides hands on experience outside of the classroom for students, where students are challenged to design, test, build and ultimately compete with their car. Their 2019 events are in Gorman, California and Rochester, New York. Come out to Gorman and support our Baja SAE team!

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2017-18 Competition Results

April 2018: Maryland

  • 7th Place - Acceleration Event
  • 8th Place - Endurance

April 2018: Kansas

  • 3rd Place - Endurance Race 
  • 5th Place - Overall Competition Finish
  • 10th Place - Design Presentation (SDSU best finish ever)

May 2018: Oregon

  • 3rd Place - Endurance Race
  • 3rd Place - Sales Event (SDSU best finish ever)
  • 5th Place - Acceleration Event
  • 5th Place - Rock Crawl Event
  • 7th Place - Hill Climb Event
  • 10th Place - Maneuverability Event
  • 4th Place - Overall Competition Finish (SDSU best finish ever)

Aztec Baja also came in 6th place out of 21 teams eligilbe for the Mike Schmidt Memorial Award. The award is the combined overall points from each of the three competitions in the 2018 season. 

 

Aztec Electric Racing (AER)

Aztec Electric Racing (AER) is a student organization where they design, build, and race a small-scale, high performance race car every year. Each car is built in less than a year and taken to an annual competition for judging and comparison with other colleges from around the world. The purpose of AER is to enhance collegiate education via engineering design, manufacturing, marketing and business management; of a small, open-wheel formula car company. They compete in the annual FSAE Competition in Lincoln, Nebraska.
 

 

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Tau Beta Pi

The Engineering Honor Society

The Engineering Honor society, Tau Beta Pi, prides itself in being the only Honor society to comprise of the entire engineering profession.

Founded in 1885 to recognize students of distinguished scholarship and exemplary character, today, Tau Beta Pi is known to be the nation's second oldest honor society. As a chapter of this prestigious society we at California Xi, strive to foster synergistic relationships between the diverse disciplines of engineering while enhancing the collegiate experience through power/skill building programs such as the Engineering Futures sessions.

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Pi Tau Sigma

The International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society

A movement was initiated early in 1966 by Professor Charles Morgan with the intention of establishing an honor society which would recognize academic excellence in mechanical engineering.

Correspondence by Dr. Robert J. Murphy, a Pi Tau Sigma member from Carnegie Iota, with the National Council led to the establishement of the Sigma Theta Chapter at the School Of Engineering of San Diego State. The installation was formerly held by a delegation of the National Officers, headed by National President E. Kent Springer, on May 14, 1966. Since its inception the student members of the Sigma Theta Chapter have worked to uphold the goals which the fraternity was established. Through participation in such activities as the Engineering Open House, development of a student study-lounge, and the establishment of a Reference Library, the fraternity strives to be an organization for which other mechanical engineering students may desire membership.

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Mechatronics Club

SDSU Mechatronics Club

The Mechatronics Club is a student organization that is comprised of undergraduate business, mechanical, electrical and software engineering students. The goal is to give hands-on experience to passionate students through challenging robotics projects like autonomous submarines (RoboSub). 

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EWB

Engineers Without Borders

Engineering Without Borders- USA (EWB-USA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 humanitarian organization established in 2002 to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. Engineers Without Border- San Diego State University Chapter (EWB-SDSU) was established in 2007 by a group of strong-minded individuals wanting to better humanity by giving their services to less fortunate communities. EWB-SDSU encourages active participation of students in international engineering projects throughout the school year, allowing students to experience a hands-on application of material learned in class.

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AOE

Alpha Omega Epsilon

Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional sorority for women studying engineering and technical science at San Diego State University. Alpha Omega Epsilon was initiated as a chapter in December 2011 and has grown tremendously over the past couple of years. The ladies of Alpha Omega Epsilon encourage you to check out their website and learn about what they have to offer other women at SDSU.

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SWE

Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers is a nonprofit organization at SDSU that works to support women both academically as well as socially in the field of engineering. They strive to prodive their members with various opportunites that will help them advance in the field of engineering, as well as develop good leadership skills. Members are give the chance to meet with various individuals from local companies, earn money through their organization's scholarships, as well as have an impact on future women engineers through their outreach events. Their mission is to provide women with the neccessary resources and support to be successful in their future careers.

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NSBE

National Society of Black Engineers

NSBE San Diego State University is commited to perpetuating the mission statement…

NSBE's Mission is, "To increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community."

At SDSU the NSBE goes to great strides to encourage all members to achieve academic excellence. There are also recreational activities such as fundraising, bonfires, gathersing, and alike to help build family and camaraderie between the members.

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PASE

Pacific Asian Society of Engineers

The Pacific Asian Society of Engineers is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to promote the development and awareness of the Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, provide academic support to members and other underrepresented students, and to help increase preparation in the field of engineering. Events are academic, cultural, and social and/or community service in nature. Events are provided to uplift and increase the wellbeing of students in the College of Engineering at San Diego State University.

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SHPE

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.

SHPE SDSU provides active academic support to its members, offers professional, career, and technical development opportunities, is involved with the Hispanic community in the San Diego area and supports recruitment of top-tier Hispanic students. The chapter also provides leadership and networking opportunities to its members and engages in outreach programs to increase interest and participation of Hispanics in the engineering and STEM fields. As a result SHPE members are well-rounded individuals, who learn to balance academia and extra curricular activities, while continuously striving for excellence. Upon graduation SHPE members have joined the ranks of many of the leading corporations in the U.S., and have also continued to find time to be involved with their community.

Check out the full list of Professional Societies in the College of Engineering.