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We are very grateful for the assistance of our collaborating programs and student organizations in promoting RISE and helping to plan and execute the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Symposium. The ME Graduate Council (MEGC) contributed as judges for our RISE awards and assisted with Author Check-In, and ASME and PTS assisted with logistics throughout the day!

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

ASME is an organization devoted to the enrichment of the UM Mechanical Engineering experience. Through seminars with professors, corporate information sessions, and visits to companies, ASME allows students to see the applications of classroom learning in the real world. Additionally, ASME works to create a community within the Mechanical Engineering Department by helping with events such as the ME Pancake Breakfast, Halloween Bash, and the ME T-shirt Contest. ASME provides an opportunity for students to meet and network through various social events, intramural sports, and community service. To learn more about our chapter, visit our website at

PTS (Pi Tau Sigma)

Pi Tau Sigma is the international mechanical engineering honor society. Juniors and seniors are invited to join based on their academic achievements, and are initiated after showing desired involvement with the society, department, and college. You can see PTS members around campus grilling brats in the warm weather, tutoring in the FLC, hosting corporate info sessions, volunteering at department events such as the Halloween Bash and Pancake Breakfast, and on the ice for IM broomball. To learn more about our chapter, visit our website at

MEGC (ME Graduate Council)

MEGC serves as a liaison to voice the opinions, problems and issues of the graduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The council engages in organizing student-led seminars, technical workshops, professional development events, outreach, mentorship, and social activities. Additionally, MEGC aids the department in activities such as recruiting weekends, new student orientation, etc. Visit our website at

College of Engineering Honors Program

The College of Engineering Honors Program at the University of Michigan provides a unique opportunity for highly-motivated students to reach their full potential, both inside and outside of the classroom. Specialized academic requirements create an enriched learning environment that caters to the various disciplines of the College of Engineering. Honors students work closely with faculty and student mentors, facilitating strong intellectual bonds and personal growth, culminating in the creation of an Honors Capstone project. Students from Engineering Honors will be presenting their Honors Capstone project at the ME Undergraduate Symposium. Visit our website at

Multidisciplinary Design Program (MDP)

The College of Engineering MDP offers students a wide variety of long-term, team-based experiential learning opportunities. We partner with research faculty and industry leaders to bridge the gap between the classroom and professional experience. Additionally, MDP pilots new models for experiential learning and conducts educational methods research to improve the quality of the experiential learning opportunities we offer. Students participate in MDP by joining a Faculty Research or externally-sponsored project, earning academic credit through a student competition team, or attending a technical workshop. The program is focused on engineering projects but is open to students from over eleven different schools and colleges across campus. To learn more about our program and academic minor, visit our website at