Mechanical Engineering Student Groups & Activities

American Institute of Aeronautics and Aeronautics (AIAA) [+]

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Aeronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. This society helps create the shaping, dynamic force in the aerospace profession – the forum for innovation, technical excellence, and global leadership for students.

The Manhattan College branch competes in the AIAA Design, Build, and Fly Competition held by Cessna Aircraft Company/ Raytheon Missile Systems, an international competition held in the west coast. Teams design, construct, and demonstrate flight capabilities of an unmanned electric radio controlled aircraft.

To join the club: please contact Dr. John Leylegian at

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) [+]

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Engineering Ambassadors [+]

engineering ambassadorsIn this program engineering students from different engineering disciplines work together and prepare introductory presentations about engineering. Then they present these workshops at local high schools to encourage students to pursue STEM majors. Engineering Ambassadors is a professional development program focusing on presentation, leadership and team work skills of participating students. 

The 3 key components that guide this program are: 

  1. The program is a development program for the ambassadors that use outreach (service learning) as a venue for that development; 
  2. The program message is Changing the Conversation that middle and high school students are having about engineering; 
  3. The program includes a formal communications training component;

To join the club: please contact Dr. Zahra Shahbazi at

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Mechanical Engineering Day [+]

Mechanical Engineering day is an annual event to inform the students about the various opportunities available to them (work, graduate school, professional school). The event includes different activities, such as a panel discussions on graduate school career paths, networking and a poster session. The date will be listed on the Mechanical Engineering events page each year. 

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Mechanical Engineering Women's Group [+]

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Mini Baja [+]

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Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society [+]

logoPi Tau Sigma is the honor society for Mechanical Engineering. Members of Pi Tau Sigma are selected from the top 25% of the junior class and 35% of the senior class. The society holds the core values of integrity, leadership, and service and accepts engineering students not only based on their grades, but also on their character. Members of Pi Tau Sigma serve the Manhattan community by:

  • providing tutor and mentorship for any mechanical engineering student requiring help with their studies;
  • serving as tour guides around campus on engineering awareness and accepted students day;
  • and promoting study towards advanced degrees.