Student Organizations and Clubs

Mechanical Engineering and Ocean Engineering students have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of interesting projects and extra-curricular activities.  

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Officers of the UNH ASME Student Chapter:

Academic Year 2016-2017

President - Patrick Sullivan
Vice President - Kevin Cole
Treasurer - Aaron Cantara
Secretary - Kuldeep Prajapati

Recruitment Chair - Carol Stohlberg

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Yannis Korkolis -

Please visit the ASME Northern New England Section's wepage for more information.

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DIY Engineering

DIY Engineering is an organization focused on exposing undergraduates to technical projects in order to foster curiosity and teamwork while building field-applicable experience in order to prepare them for advanced-level projects, future aspirations, and careers. By working on small to medium scale, multidisciplinary projects through the duration of the year, members learn diverse engineering skills, allowing them to approach engineering problems from various angles and ideologies.  Co-Founder/Co-President: Sital Khatiwada. Email:

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National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a recognized student organization which provides an academic and social support system for multicultural students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. NSBE’s programs primarily focus on academic excellence, networking, and professional development. NSBE also focuses on community outreach. Their programs help build career and leadership skills that will positively impact the futures of their members. Faculty Advisor: Carmela Amato-Wierda. Email:, Tel: 862-2526.


Robotics Club

The mission of the UNH Robotics Club is to provide an educational and inspirational experience for UNH students by using FIRST programs as an outlet for students to apply their classroom knowledge and gain real-world experiences, and to provide a service to the community. The members of the UNH Robotics Club engage in FIRST programs by acting as positive role models, sharing their appreciation of science and technology with 9-18 year olds. This allows the middle and high school students to experience science and technological fields and envision these fields in their future.

Those students who wish to find out more information about this club should contact the faculty advisor, Prof. Brad Kinsey at

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Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

The UNH Chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) provides students with an opportunity to explore the fields of transportation and aerospace engineering with others who share similar interests. This is a student organization which works closely with a faculty advisor to arrange tours, guest speakers, and student projects related to these fields. Student members also receive a monthly magazine and newsletter published by SAE as well as notifications of conferences and publications related to the transportation industry. The cornerstones of the UNH SAE Chapter are the annual Mini-Baja and the Formula SAE projects.

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Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) maintains an active student section on campus. Outreach programs to local high schools and seminars by outside speakers are included in their yearly activities.

Please contact faculty advisor, Prof. May-Win Thein, at for more information.

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Several of our students are actively involved in the Students without Borders organization. Students without Borders is a multi-disciplinary organization. Its mission is to encourage, support and implement environmentally and economically sustainable technical projects in disadvantaged communities nationally and internationally, while developing globally responsible and knowledgeable students.

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Tau Beta Pi

There is an active chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, in the college. Outstanding students from all four engineering departments who meet the rigorous academic standards are eligible. The society performs a number of community outreach projects each year. They have also established the Outstanding Engineering Teacher's Award which is given to one faculty member in each engineering department on an annual basis.

Please contact faculty advisor, Prof. Mike Carter, at for more information.


UNH Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)

Contact: Charlie Nitschelm - Founder

UNH SEDS is a chapter within a nationwide organization dedicated to empower students to make an impact in space exploration. Projects will include high altitude rocketry, weather balloons and the design and manufacturing of a cube satellite. If you are looking to get some experience in the space industry, UNH SEDS is here.