Student Organizations

The Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department has a number of recognized student organizations dedicated to enhancing a student's academic career as well as advancing knowledge within the field of mechanical engineering.  The Department encourages all students to actively participate in its recognized student organizations. Membership information can be found by visiting an individual organization's website.


Current students who wish to start new organizations must follow the University's guidelines for obtaining official recognition by before they can be considered a legitimate student organization. The Office of Campus Activities provides resources to help organizations with planning events, finances and promotion.


Student Organizations


American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Contact: Leila Aboharb

Purpose: ASME is the international mechanical engineering society that links professionals across the world.  We are members under the Philadelphia section which hosts multiple industry speakers and networking opportunities, some of which we attend as a group. The Drexel chapter offers weekly meetings with local engineering companies (e.g. Boeing, Acero Precision, Lockheed Martin, NASA, etc.), fun volunteering opportunities, tours of local facilities like the Comcast Center, and entertaining group events like paint balling.

Pi Tau Sigma- Xi Chapter

Contact: Sean Rossiter

Purpose:   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. To become a member, a student must be accepted into the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and be in the top 25% of the junior class or top 33% of the senior class.

Society of Women Engineers

Contact: Claudia Gutierrez

Purpose: The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.

Formula SAE

Contact: John Guanga

Purpose: Drexel Formula SAE is a team comprised of undergraduate students that designs and builds a race car from the ground up every year for international, intercollegiate competition. Formula SAE cars race short, autocross style courses.  Nearly every component is designed and built in the team’s small shop by students with a passion for both engineering and competition.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Contact: Abhishek Ghosh

Purpose: The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics student section at Drexel University is a student organization that is dedicated to the continuing education of its members in the field of aerospace. The club promotes trips to museums, educational trips and adventure trips equally.

Interstellar Research Club

Contact: Damien Turchi

Purpose: The Interstellar Research Club's purpose is to discover and discuss new methods of interstellar flight systems to bring us to the stars and beyond. To advanced propulsion systems such as nuclear fusion, antimatter, and warp field mechanics are currently being researched in the world and have a promising future. To explore other topics including advances in spacesuit technology,  0g agriculture, human biology, and societies in space (just to name a few) will also be essential in feasible interstellar flight. To bring an outsider's perspective in on these topics has the very real potential to yield discovery (as has been seen many times in the past).