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Clubs and Societies

The societies and clubs listed below are of special interest to Mechanical Engineering majors. For a list of additional clubs and societies related to engineering, visit the College of Engineering & Technology Student Organizations website.

Involvement in societies and clubs give students opportunities for leadership, networking, and skill development through hands-on learning. Most societies are affiliates of national organizations and some regularly sponsor participation in regional and national conferences and events.

Competitions are listed for competitive clubs and teams. All groups below, except Tau Beta Pi and the Mars Rover Team, are open to any interested student. Tau Beta Pi membership is by invitation only and the Mars Rover Team has an application process.

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BYU Aeronautics

Advisor: Andrew Ning
President: Fisk Lundgreen

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Advisor: Steve Gorrell
President: Cole Cecil


American Nuclear Society (ANS)

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Advisor: Nathan Crane
President: Simon Charles

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Advisor: Anton Bowden
President: Reed Zitting

Global Engineering Outreach (GEO)

Mars Rover Team

(University Rover Competition)
Advisor: Marc Killpack


Mechatronics Club

(Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition)
Advisor: Mark Colton
President: Samuel Roper

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BYU Rocketry Club (RC)

(IREC Spaceport America Cup)
Advisor: David Fullwood
President: Scott Tuley
BYU Rocketry


The Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE)

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

(Mini-Baja Team Competition)
Advisor: Dale Tree
President: Dallin Gariety
Baja Team Leader: Caleb Marsh


The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Spacecraft Club

Advisor: David Long
President: Eero Ward


Supermileage Team

(Shell Eco-Marathon Competition)
Advisor: Dale Tree
President: Brandon Christensen


Tau Beta Pi

Wind Energy Club

Advisor: Andrew Ning
President: Hunter Pitchford


BYU Racing

Research Positions

Opportunities to work with a professor on a project.