ME Undergraduate Student Organizations
In addition to the hundreds of student organizations across campus, there are several student organizations that are targeted specifically toward students in Mechanical Engineering.
Purdue Mechanical Engineering Ambassadors
The Mechanical Engineering Ambassadors act as delegates of the Purdue Mechanical Engineering program in promoting unity amount students, faculty, alumni, family, and organizations, as well as reaching out to prospective students, all in an attempt to bridge the Purdue Mechanical Engineering program to the local and global engineering world.
Pi Tau Sigma
Pi Tau Sigma is a Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, instituted in order to establish a closer bond of fellowship among its members which will result in mutual benefit to those men and women in the study and in the profession of mechanical engineering. Pi Tau Sigma's core values are: Integrity (soundness of character and moral conduct), Service (serving the mechanical engineering profession and the community), and Leadership (being foremost and fostering initiative through example in a professional manner).
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Purdue University’s chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has one goal: prepare its members to land the job or internship of their dreams! With over 7 different design teams developing projects such as Grand Prix Karts, Prosthetics, and Hydroponics, alongside CAD Training in collaboration with MILESTONES, ASME offers incredible opportunities to get hands on engineering experience. The chapter hosts weekly professional development sessions, an extensive network of company connections, FE Exam Prep resources, social events, and so much more. As the fastest growing organization on campus and Purdue’s Year of Excellence award winner, they strive to provide members of any major with first class opportunities for growth and leadership. Check out their website to learn more information and to join the Slack!
Women in Mechanical Engineering
The mission of Women in Mechanical Engineering (WiME) is to build a supportive network of students that fosters scholarship, community, and professional growth. In addition to students supporting each other, we also draw from the experiences of all the female faculty and alumni who have been a part of Purdue Mechanical Engineering.
Members of the Purdue Formula SAE team create a well-designed car each year by combining the theory learned in class with hands-on skills. Students utilize engineering skills and state of the art tools to design and verify the new car. Our team is comprised primarily of mechanical engineering students, but we also welcome students from other majors.
At Purdue, Baja SAE means a year spent designing, building, testing, and finally racing an off-road vehicle. The competition give us the opportunity to apply the concepts we have learned in class to a real-world problem. We are exposed to many design techniques, like CAD and FEA. We must also excel in teamwork, planning, and advertising.
In the end, all the hard work pays off when we race a machine we can be proud of against other universities from around the world.
Purdue Electric Racing
Purdue Electric Racing builds a Formula-style car with electric motors, powered by a 300-volt battery pack, going 0-60 in under 4 seconds. Our vision is to deliver the most competitive car by providing an environment for educational, professional, and personal growth.
Purdue Solar Racing
Purdue Solar Racing is a student-run organization that designs, builds, and races solar-powered vehicles in national and international competitions. In addition to developing advanced vehicle systems, we participate in a variety of outreach events to educate the local community about the possibilities of sustainable transportation. Our multidisciplinary team consists of a diverse set of students who work in business, operations, and engineering functions.