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Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department

Clean Snowmobile Test Run

The Clean Snowmobile Club is taking their prototype out for a test run. Club members get together year round to create a new snowmobile design that is more efficient, light and reliable for an annual competition in Michigan.

Student Clubs


ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global community.

Bulldog Rocketry

Bulldog Rocketry gives students a chance to explore the designing, manufacturing, and testing of high-powered rockets in order to partake in the annual Space Grant Midwest High-Power Rocket Competition held by MnSGC & NASA.

Clean Snowmobile Club

The Clean Snowmobile Challenge team obtains a new production snowmobile every couple of years and redesigns many features in order to make the snowmobile faster, lighter, more reliable, and more efficient.

Diesel Engineering Club

This club focuses on the SAE Clean Diesel competition, which involves modifying a diesel motor to fit into a snowmobile and making it all run smoothly.

Engineers Without Borders

This is a group with local and global reach. The focus is to design and complete engineering projects in order to build a better world and according to the national EWB organization we "empower communities to meet their basic human needs." On the national level, there are nearly 700 projects underway including work in 46 countries with more than 16,800 members. Plans are in the works to collaborate with another chapter to positively impact Guatemala. This club got started in the 2017-2018 school year and is primarily focused on recruiting members, raising funds and contributing to local projects.


Systems world view. Productivity. Efficiency. These are words that describe the distinctive attributes of industrial engineering, and IISE is the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity.


The Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MnSPE) is a professional association of licensed engineers, engineering graduates, and student members. The organization strives to preserve ethics in the workforce and encourage engineering careers.

The Order of the Engineer

This group got started in the U.S. in 1970 to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer.

Swenson College hosts a ceremony at the end of fall and spring semesters where graduating students can join the Order by taking an oath. Once they've accepted the Obligation of the Engineer they are presented with a stainless steel ring to wear on the little finger of the working hand. UMD was the first university in Minnesota to have initiation of its graduating engineers on campus. The initiation is held at the end of each term. All graduating engineering students are invited to join the Order of the Engineer. There is a small, one-time only initiation fee for the paper work and the special ring.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE is the largest professional group for women engineers (men can join too). Members are eligible for scholarships & awards. We participate in volunteer opportunities & professional development events. It's a great way to network with other engineers!

Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi was founded in 1885 to recognize outstanding students who display both distinguished scholarship in technical fields and exemplary character. Tau Beta Pi is highly regarded within industry and academia, and has grown to include 237 collegiate chapters and has initiated more than 505,422 members.