Student Organizations

A group of students celebrating at Class Day

MAE students are involved in a wide range of clubs and organizations across campus. The department also provides some funding opportunities for student organizations that are related to mechanical and aerospace engineering. 

MAE Undergraduate Student Council    
The Undergraduate Student Council interacts with the faculty and makes recommendations for improvement to the undergraduate program and undergraduate student life. The student council has been successful in implementing the following changes:

  • Creation of a Departmental Summer Research Fellowship Program
  • Provided recommendations for the new Sophomore Integrated Laboratory which has now become a permanent part of the curriculum
  • Through a proposal for funding, established an MAE computing cluster (Student Resource Center) by purchasing additional high-power computing equipment which will support engineering software platforms.

Pia DiCenzo    
Nathan Gage          

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)     
ASME helps university engineering students develop their professional identity and provides essential engagement opportunities by offering access to a wide range of activities and resources.     
Faculty Adviser: Mikko Haataja

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)     
AIAA currently has more than 240 student branches, including 35+ international student branches, with a total active membership of over 8,000 students worldwide. Student branches foster opportunities for collaboration with engineering students from other departments and aid in the educational development of their members.     
Faculty Adviser: Michael Mueller

Princeton Racing Electric      
Princeton Racing Electricis  a student-run organization dedicated to developing sustainably powered, high-performance electric vehicles. Founded in 2013, our team designs and builds all-electric race cars to participate in the annual international Formula Hybrid + Electric competition.     
Faculty Advisor: Yiguang Ju

Engineers Without Borders      
We are a student-led organization dedicated to addressing development challenges through the implementation of sustainable engineering projects abroad, drawing on the long legacy of “Princeton in the Nation’s Service and in the Service of Humanity.”

National Society of Black Engineers
First chartered in April 1981, NSBE is one of the largest student run, non-profit organizations in the country with over 30,000 members worldwide. The mission of NSBE is: “To increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers         
The mission of SHPE Princeton is to create opportunities for personal and professional growth to persons of Hispanic descent who are studying engineering.

Society of Women Engineers           
Princeton Society of Women Engineers is dedicated to promoting a sense of community among B.S.E. students, professors, and alumnae of Princeton, and introducing younger girls to the various opportunities offered by studying engineering. Membership in SWE is open to all Princeton students, irrespective of gender.

Tau Beta Pi            
Tau Beta Pi is the oldest engineering honor society in the United States and the second oldest collegiate honor society in America. It honors engineering students who have shown a history of academic achievement, a commitment to personal and professional integrity, and exemplary character. 

Engineering Council at Princeton Engineering            
Represents all engineering students at Princeton University and undertakes initiatives on their behalf. Among these are the “Excellence in Teaching” Awards and Frosh Help! orientation guide, study breaks, trips, and inter-departmental athletic tournaments.