Student Life

photo of students in the lobby of the russ engineering center

Major-Specific Student Organizations

American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics

aiaa logoAmerican Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the launching pad for tomorrow's aerospace professionals. AIAA student membership supplies the resources you need to succeed in your academic studies and start out with a proven edge in your professional career. Networking and career opportunities with other students and leading aerospace professionals. Free subscriptions to the AIAA Student Journal and AIAA's monthly magazine, Aerospace America, plus discounts on AIAA technical journals and books. Free advanced registration to AIAA technical conferences to undergraduate students and extremely reduced prices for graduate students. Participate in student conference with cash awards for best paper and presentation.

Contact: Chad Geeseman
Faculty Advisor: Rory Roberts


American Society of Mechanical Engineers

asme logoAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) With a strong membership base and many sponsored activities ASME offers student members the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and the ability to network with ME professional and future employers. Activities include the University Homecoming parade, regular pizza meetings and social events. ASME has participated in the Rowdy Raider program, as well as Regional Student Conferences.

Contact: Justin Warner
Faculty Advisor: Ha-Rok Bae


Materials Science and Engineering Society

mses logoEverything is made from materials, so materials knowledge is valuable to each and every engineering discipline. Materials Science and Engineering Society is Wright State’s chapter of Material Advantage. Material Advantage is a student society that allows members to also become members of The American Ceramic Society (ACS), The Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST), ASM International and The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). Membership is open to any student interested in materials, not just materials engineering majors

Contact: Aric Ross
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Hong Huang


Society of Automotive Engineers

sae logoThe focus of the WSU student section of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE is building vehicles for the SAE Aero Design and SAE Baja Design competitions. In SAE Aero Design student conceive, design, fabricate and test a cargo carrying RC aircraft. The final designs compete with other universities designs at a national competition. In SAE Baja Design students design, build and test a four wheel off road vehicle. The completed vehicle competes against other universalities vehicles at a national competition.

Contact: Russ Hannen
Faculty Advisor: Russ Hannen