The Penn State Mechanical Engineering Alumni Society (PSMES) is a group of Penn State mechanical engineering alumni who aim to connect with each other and with current students and faculty, promote visibility of the Mechanical Engineering program, and give back to the department through volunteerism.
PSMES is governed by a Board of Directors that is made of up mechanical engineering alumni who hold the elected positions of the society officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer and six to nine At Large members. The Department Head of the Mechanical Engineering program and a Mechanical Engineering faculty member also serve on the Board of Directors.
In 2008, the PSMES initiated the Mechanical Engineering Mentoring Program, which pairs current undergraduate students with alumni who can give career advice and guidance. As of spring 2012, there were 113 alumni mentors and 136 students have been matched.
How you can get involved: PSMES is always looking for mentors. A diverse group of mentor volunteers provides students with a better chance of making that perfect match. Sign up here to volunteer as a mentor.
If you are a student in search of a mentor: sign up here to enter the matching pool. You will receive an e-mail with your mentor's contact information once you have been matched.
Beginning of 2012, the PSMES has teamed up with student leaders of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) student chapter to provide professional development and to facilitate the transition of leadership from one class to the next.
To become a member, please complete the membership form online. All graduates of the Penn State Mechanical Engineering program can join, and there are no dues or fees.
Penn State graduates who are not mechanical engineering graduates but desire to become a PSMES member can do so either through self-nomination or through nomination by a member. When appropriate, the PSMES Board of Directors may designate non-alumni as Honorary Members in recognition of acknowledged eminence in some area of engineering or who have rendered outstanding service to the Mechanical Engineering program.
To become a board member, contact the PSMES president Susan Stewart at email@example.com for more information. We ask that each of our board members has an active role in at least one of our activities.
If you are a PSMES member, you can update your preferred e-mail contact address online. To update your personal information such as mailing address, phone number or place of employment, contact MNE staff member Dianne Crust at 814-865-2510 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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