Student groups are an important part of the community in mechanical engineering, providing opportunities outside the classroom for students to make new connections, discover and develop their individual skills and abilities, learn from their peers and interact with alumni and corporate representatives. And with more than 80 student groups across the Cockrell School, there is something for everyone.

Longhorn Maker Studio

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Join the maker community at the Cockrell School and check out the Longhorn Maker Studio! Located on the ground floor of the mechanical engineering building, the Longhorn Maker Studio is outfitted with 3-D printers and scanners, laser cutters, sewing machines, machines for fabricating electronic circuit boards and many other tools. It is open to all engineering students.

For a list of all Texas Engineering student organizations, visit Engineering Student Life.

Undergraduate Advisory Board

The ME Undergraduate Advisory Board (UAB) is a group of 17 undergraduate students working to facilitate better two-way communication between the students and the department regarding the ME student experience.

The current board is split into three committees with one director, shown below. Members' names are linked to their email addresses. 

Director: Peyton Liang

The UAB is currently working on an array of projects, including:

  • Creating a research directory initiative with ME professors
  • Updating ETC facilities to better suit student needs
  • Integrating more programming into the course curriculum to prepare students for a tech-focused workplace
  • Working on creating a peer advising system for registration

The UAB has completed the following projects:  

  • Revamping ME 302 curriculum
  • Created departmental Canvas page
  • Established annual "Create-a-thon" for students sponsored by the department
  • Implemented a five-year combined Bachelor's and Master's degree program for incoming undergraduates
  • Remodeled the ETC study space to more efficiently serve students
  • Organized Career Gateway Electives into tracks

Organizations Specific to Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Students

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