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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.

BYU Aeronautics

Advisor: Andrew Ning
President: Adam Hale


The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Advisor: Steve Gorrell

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American Nuclear Society (ANS)

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Advisor: Nathan Crane
President: Isaac Murri

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The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Advisor: Anton Bowden
President: Cooper Thacker

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BYU Drone Team

Advisor: Tim McLain
President: Evan Petrie


Global Engineering Outreach (GEO)

Mars Rover Team

(University Rover Competition)
Advisor: Marc Killpack


Mechatronics Club

(Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition)
Advisor: Mark Colton

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BYU Rocketry Club (RC)

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

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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: Jacob Lesa
Baja Team Leader: Caleb Marsh

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The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Spacecraft Club

Advisor: David Long
President: Jonathan Davis

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Supermileage Team

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

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Tau Beta Pi

Advisor: Kyle Rollins
President: David Calabuig

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Wind Energy Club

Advisor: Andrew Ning
President: Ariel Green


Research Positions

Opportunities to work with a professor on a project.