Student Organizations

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME is a non-profit membership organization that enables and promotes collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods.

The Grand Valley State University student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is dedicated to helping its members succeed in engineering. Utilizing the rules and standards of the ASME professional society, we participate in organization and school competitions which encourage innovation and intelligent design.

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Connor Van Hoeven - [email protected]

Faculty/Staff Advisor

Sanjivan Manoharan - [email protected]

Biomedical Engineering Society

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

A biomedical engineer uses traditional engineering expertise to analyze and solve problems in biology and medicine, providing an overall enhancement of health care. The mission of Biomedical Engineering Society is to enhance knowledge and education in biomedical engineering and bioengineering and its utilization for human health and well-being. This chapter provides opportunities to establish leadership skills, network, publish, and participate in a wide range of career enhancing abilities.



Genevieve Wisby - [email protected]


Samhita Rhodes - [email protected]

GVSU Solar Racing Team

GVSU Solar Racing Team

As the first inaugural solar racing team representing GVSU, we have accepted the challenge that comes with starting from square one. We are now working on fundraising and starting prototypes on various functions of the car, and progress is well underway. With the Formula Sun Grand Prix and The American Solar Challenge as our stepping stones into this journey, we aim to start a legacy that will inspire future, like-minded individuals and associations to help innovate and expand.

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Adam Duke - [email protected]

Faculty/Staff Advisor

Ryan Aldridge - [email protected]


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE is the international professional organization for electrical, computer, and electronics engineers. IEEE's core mission is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

The Grand Valley State University branch works to enhance learning and networking for engineers at GVSU through lectures, projects, conferences, and community involvement.

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Nicholas Berens - [email protected]

Faculty/Staff Advisor

Jeffrey Ward - [email protected]

Laker Racing - Society of American Engineers

Laker Racing - Society of Automotive Engineers


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Faculty/Staff Advisor

Nick Baine - [email protected]


National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

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Wesley Luna - [email protected]

Faculty/Staff Advisor

Wael Mokhtar - [email protected]



Primary objective of PAGES is to serve all academic needs of graduate engineering students. Members of PAGES will be benefited with the following services:

  1. Support in academic needs
  2. Sponsorship in academic, social gathering and professional development events
  3. Volunteering opportunity in technical flagship events
  4. Networking opportunity with engineering students in GVSU, faculty members, alumni and other engineers in the locality
  5. Guidance in career opportunities

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Ryan Lubbers - [email protected]

Faculty/Staff Advisor

Shabbir Choudhuri - [email protected]

PDM Club Logo

Product Design & Manufacturing Engineering Club (PDM)

To encourage engineering students to get involved with product design and manufacturing through participation in design competitions.



Aaron Denny - [email protected]

Faculty/Staff Advisor

Ryan Krauss - [email protected]


Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization founded in 1950 that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, and outreach and advocacy activities.

Grand Valley State University has maintained a collegiate SWE section since 2012. We hope to promote engineering as a fun, rewarding career option for all students, and encourage women to achieve their full potential. Our goal is to connect our members with the West Michigan community through networking events, service opportunities, group field trips and educational outreach.


GVSU SWE and the School of Engineering have collaboration efforts with K-12 schools to mentor young girls who have interest in engineering.

For more information, visit our website or contact us at [email protected] 



Kayla Lett - [email protected]

Faculty/Staff Advisor

Lindsay Corneal - [email protected]

Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Tau Beta Pi is an engineering honor society which bestows honors on junior and senior undergraduate engineering students who display exemplary character and outstanding academic achievement. The chapter at Grand Valley partakes in several community outreach projects each year including helping out at the regional Science Olympiad tournament hosted at Grand Valley along with the local National Electric Cart Association races. Tau Beta Pi is more than just a title on a resume. To be a Tau Beta Pi member you must demonstrate that you not only excel in academia but you strive to do more for your community and your peers. Tau Beta Pi members want to further their education and the education of their community.

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Kendra Marckini - [email protected]

Vice President

Jacob Weesies  - [email protected]  

Faculty/Staff Advisor

Janice Pawloski - [email protected]

Nick Baine - [email protected]

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