American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that “enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods.” ASME now consists of more than 100,000 members of which 32,000 of these members are students.
ASME serves a wide-ranging technical community through quality programs in continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations and other forms of outreach.
Society Website · Student Organization (MyInvolvement)
For more information, please contact the faculty advisor of the local chapter, Dr. Brian Vlcek. The student organization also maintains several social media accounts links to which are found below:
Eagle Motorsports (Formula SAE and Mini Baja)
Eagle Motorsports is Georgia Southern’s racing team that participates in international competitions that involve designing, building, testing and racing a formula-style race car as well as an off-road baja vehicle. These annual competitions, sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), are extremely competitive and are an excellent way to build technical skills and professional connections as future engineers.
For more information, please contact the faculty advisor of the local chapter, Mr. Spencer Harp. The student organization also maintains several social media accounts links to which are found below:
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
With more than 500 chapters and nearly 16,000 active members in the U.S. and abroad, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”
NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring, career placement services, community service opportunities and more. NSBE comprises 515 active chapters — 288 collegiate, 82 professional and 145 pre-collegiate — located in six geographic regions.
For more information, please contact the advisor of the local chapter, Mr. Franklin Collins. The student organization also maintains several social media accounts links to which are found below:
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
SME is a non-profit association of professionals, educators, and students committed to promoting and supporting the manufacturing industry. SME helps manufacturers innovate, grow, and prosper by promoting manufacturing technology, developing a skilled workforce, and connecting the manufacturing industry.
For more information, please contact the faculty advisor of the local chapter, Dr. Drew Snelling.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
SWE gives women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. The mission of SWE is to “empower women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.”
The student organization also maintains social media accounts links to which are found below:
Pi Tau Sigma International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society (PTS)
Georgia Southern University’s chapter of Pi Tau Sigma, Georgia Southern Beta Iota, was founded at the Pi Tau Sigma National Convention at The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign on February 28th, 2015. Pi Tau Sigma is the International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society. Pi Tau Sigma members are chosen on a basis of sound engineering ability, scholarship, personality, and probable future success in their chosen field of Mechanical Engineering. The objective of Pi Tau Sigma is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship, to foster the high ideals of the engineering profession, to stimulate interest in coordinating departmental activities, to promote the mutual professional welfare of its members, and to develop in mechanical engineering students the attributes necessary for effective leadership and civic responsibilities.
For more information, please contact the faculty advisor of the local chapter, Dr. David Calamas. The student organization also maintains a social media account a link to which is found below:
Last updated: 5/10/2021