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UT Tyler Department of Mechanical Engineering

Student Organizations

Students are urged to consider joining one or more engineering societies. Society student chapters are lead by engineering students who plan activities and programs. Engineering societies provide an opportunity to network with professional engineers employed in the community and to learn about internship and career opportunities. Student societies plan field trip and plant tours.

Participating in an engineering society permits students to meet classmates and faculty members in a social environment. Upon graduation, students may become a full member of an engineering society and continue to develop professional connections and technical competencies through involvement with the society.

American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)

The mission of the UT Tyler student chapter of ASME shall be the advancement and dissemination of the theory and practice of mechanical engineering, the presentation of proper perspective of engineering work and the opportunity to become acquainted with the personnel and activities of the Society as well as to promote professional consciousness and fellowship.

Dr. Sara McCaslin is the faculty advisor of ASME. Contact her for more information.

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

ASHRAE is organized for the sole purpose of advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration for the public's benefit through research, standards writing, continuing education and publications.

Dr. Nelson Fumo is the faculty sponsor for ASHRAE. Contact him for more information.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

SAE is for engineering professionals in the aerospace, automobile and commercial vehicles industries. The society coordinates the development of voluntary consensus standards with engineering professionals from around the world. Aside from standards development, SAE International also devotes resources to projects and programs in STEM education, professional certification and collegiate design competitions.

Dr. Fredericka Brown is the faculty advisor of SAE. Contact her for more information.

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