Clubs

SU Student Clubs

There are several very active engineering clubs (e.g. ASME, SWE, EWB, etc) that are suited for mechanical engineering students. Some engage in external competitions as a club activity, some are social activity oriented, some provide engineering solutions for those in need. Club activities generate a sense of community, camaraderie, goodwill, exposure, and recognition. Engineering club members enjoy a multitude of intellectually challenging opportunities while developing not only friendship among peers, but competence, character, and leadership.

Listed below are a few of the Mechanical Engineering favorites. To check out all the SU Student Clubs Read More.

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Tau Beta Pi (ΤΒΠ)

Tau Beta Pi is an Engineering Honors Society.

Tau Beta Pi was founded in 1885 to mark, in a fitting manner, those who have conferred honor upon their alma mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as undergraduates in engineering or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering. Tau Beta Pi also fosters a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges. It is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. Membership in Tau Beta Pi is by invitation from our collegiate chapters. Undergraduate students must be in the top 1/8th of the junior class or the top 1/5th of the senior class to be eligible.*

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Society of Women Engineers

Seattle University’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Student Chapter is a club that aims to foster women’s passion in engineering. Read more about the club.

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Mechanical Engineering Club

The Mechanical Engineering Club is an active and vibrant group bringing in industry experts and having fun. Below are a few of their noteworthy events.

 

Innovation in Industry: Exploring the Design Process of the Xbox One X

The SU Mechanical Engineering Club in collaboration with the ME Innovators Endowment Fund hosted Steve Ranta (Principal Electrical Engineer) & Greg Daly (Senior Electrical Engineer), design members of the Xbox Console Development Team on February 22nd 2018 for a seminar called "Innovation in Industry: Exploring the Design Process of the Xbox One X."  Engineering students from Civil, Electrical, Mechanical & Software Engineering, in addition to faculty and staff attended an engaging seminar on the evolution of hardware development at Microsoft and the third generation of Xbox.  A special thank-you to our presenters, Steve and Greg for coming to campus to enlighten students, while helping to build more bridges with industry and engineering students at Seattle University.      

Greg Daly and Steve Ranta, Design Members of the Xbox Console Development Team with engineering students and SU Mechanical Engineering Club members, who attended the seminar "Innovation in Industry: Exploring the Design Process of the Xbox One X".Check out the presentation here.      

 


Seminar by Dr. Kurt Petersen, US National Academy of Engineering

"How Microsystems and Entrepreneurs are Driving the Internet of Things"
October 27th 2017

Dr. Kurt Petersen was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2001 for his contributions to the research and commercialization of MEMS - Microelectromechanical Systems.  He is also a IEEE fellow.  He co-founded six successful companies in MEMS technology.  He is ranked among the top innovators and is currently part of Band of Angels in Silicon Valley. 

Presented by the ME Innovators Endowment Fund

Presentation can be viewed here

Dr. Kurt Petersen (center) meeting with Mechanical Engineering students who attended his seminar  "How Microsystems and Entrepreneurs are Driving the Internet of Things"

Collegiate Wind Competition 

SU is one of 12 universities selected to compete in the 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition, an event supported by the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Labs. Students will form interdisciplinary teams to develop technical and business plans for a marketable wind turbine. At the competition, the team will bring a scaled model of the turbine to undergo wind tunnel testing.

 Seattle University Mechanical Engineering seniors on a fact-finding trip to the Wild Horse Wind & Solar Facility in Ellensburg, WA.

Seattle University Mechanical Engineering seniors on a fact-finding trip to the Wild Horse Wind & Solar Facility in Ellensburg, WA.