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Student Organizations

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME UT Logo FullASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME’s mission is to promote and enhance the technical competency and professional well-being of its members, and through quality programs and activities in mechanical engineering, better enable its practitioners to contribute to the well-being of humankind.

Faculty Advisor: Eric Wade


Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

SAE Logo (blue)SAE has more than 90,000 members — engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 97 countries — who share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems. SAE is your one-stop resource for standards development, events, and technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.

Faculty Advisor: Butch Irick


Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

BMES LogoThe UTK chapter of BMES is formed by both the undergraduate and graduate students of the MABE Department. The chapter provides opportunities for students to establish a professional network and activities to communicate the latest technological advances in the field of Biomedical Engineering.

Faculty Advisor: Xiaopeng Zhao


American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

AIAA logoAIAA is the largest professional and technical society, principal voice, and information resource devoted to the progress of engineering and science in aviation and space. The student chapter of the Tennessee section of AIAA at the University of Tennessee is actively involved in enriching the undergraduate experience of Aerospace Engineering majors by providing aerospace-related social and educational experiences.

Faculty Advisor: Hans DeSmidt


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

PrintASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building HVAC systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bill Miller


International Association for Hydrogen Energy – Student Chapter at UTK (IAHE – UTK)

IAHE LogoThe main objective of IAHE Student Chapter at UTK is exchanging information in the Hydrogen energy field through publications, meetings, and conferences, and inform the general public of the important role of hydrogen energy in future energy planning.

Faculty Advisor: Matthew M. Mench


The Graduate Association of MABE Engineers (GAME)

GAME is an organization of MABE graduate students. It fosters community within the department’s graduate programs by encouraging outreach, technical collaborations, and social gatherings. GAME also works to improve graduate student life by acting as a liaison between graduate students and the department.

Faculty Advisor: Matthew Mench


ΣΥτ – Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Engineering Honor Society

Sigma Gamma Tau (key)Sigma Gamma Tau is the honor society for Aerospace Engineering. It seeks to identify and recognize achievement and excellence in the Aerospace field. Sigma Gamma Tau’s collegiate chapters elect annually to membership those students, alumni, and professionals who, by conscientious attention to their studies or professional duties, uphold this high standard for the betterment of their profession.

Faculty Advisor: Hans DeSmidt


πτΣ — Pi Tau Sigma National Honorary Mechanical Engineering Society

PI TAU SIGMA LogoPi Tau Sigma is the national Mechanical Engineering Honor Society. Membership is offered to the top one fourth of junior students and top one third of senior students in the mechanical engineering program.

Faculty Advisor: Majid Keyhani


Alpha Eta Mu Beta National Biomedical Engineering Society (AEMB)

Alpha Eta Mu BetaThe University of Tennessee Knoxville Chapter of the Alpha Eta Mu Beta National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society is to recognize the academic achievements of students and promote excellence in the field of biomedical engineering.  Membership is offered to upper one-fifth junior students and upper one-third senior students in biomedical engineering.

Faculty Advisor: Xiaopeng Zhao


θΤ – Theta Tau Engineering Social Society, Chi Gamma Chapter

Theta Tau Engineering Social SocietyTheta Tau is a co-ed professional engineering fraternity that combines the positive characteristics of a conventional fraternity with the unique benefits of belonging to a co-ed brotherhood of engineers. Its purpose is to develop and maintain a high standard of professional interest among its members, and to unite them in a strong bond of fraternal fellowship.

Faculty Advisor: Evans Lyne


Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Tennessee Alpha Chapter

Tau Beta PiTau Beta Pi is an engineering honor society. Students in the upper eighth of the junior engineering class are eligible for membership consideration.

Faculty Advisor: Chris Pionke


Society of Women Engineers

swe_logoJoin a society of pioneers, advocates and mentors who support and guide your collegiate and professional journey, and celebrate your lifelong accomplishments. You gain a vast pool of resources to nurture your personal and career development. And, you impact the future of engineering and technology.

Faculty Advisor: Stephanie TerMaath

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