Student Groups and Clubs


  • musc_logoWhat does MUSC do?
    MUSC enables communication between undergraduate students and the faculty. The Council meets several times a year to discuss issues such as the way courses are taught, availability of courses, advising, and department support.

    Student representatives are elected by their colleagues during the Fall semester. The minutes from MUSC meetings are distributed to faculty, and the issues presented by the students are brought up for discussion and action at faculty meetings.

    The purpose of the Mechanical Engineering Student Council (MUSC) is to engage undergraduate mechanical engineering students in constructive forum so as to ensure that their academic experience is fulfilling and prepares them to enter the professional realm or continue further in academia.

    As a council composed of undergraduate students representing each graduating class, we aim to create an open channel of discussion for students to voice their concerns with regards to the curriculum, teaching methods, and career opportunities.

    We will work to represent the mechanical engineering undergraduate student body to foster cross-level engagement within the department.

    Contact MUSC by e-mail!

    Student Representatives
    Valerie Henderson ’21 Brandon Fremin ’21
    Alyse Tran ’22 Jack Albin ’22
    Tessa Erickson ’23 Sean Pak ’23
    Andrew Palacio ’24 Owen Mitchell ’24
    • Prof. Steven Marra, Director of Undergraduate Studies
    • Mike Bernard, Academic Program Manager
  • MEGA is the organization representing the general interests of and facilitating interaction among the graduate students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.All graduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are automatically members of MEGA . No applications, membership fees, or other actions are required to join. All Mechanical Engineering graduate students are welcome to participate in any and all MEGA events.

    Visit the MEGA page!

  • PTS LogoThe Tau Alpha chapter of Pi Tau Sigma, the international honor society for mechanical engineers, holds semiannual initiations near the end of Fall and Spring semesters.

    Pi Tau Sigma, founded in 1915, recognizes junior and senior students in a mechanical engineering curriculum on the basis of sound engineering ability, scholarship, and personality.

    Johns Hopkins Tau Alpha has been an active chapter since May 1949.


    2020-21 Officers

    President…………….Rachel Swanstrom
    Vice-President……Jungin Kim
    Secretary…………….Annika Torp
    Advisor………………..Prof. Gretar Tryggvason



    Top row, left to right (L-R):  Mike Bernard, Academic Program Manager and unofficial advisor; Rachel Swanstrom ‘ 21, Annika Torp ’21, Jungin Kim ’21.

    Middle Row, L-R:  Yocheved Kopel ’21*, Franz O’Meally ’21*, Hojun Lee ’22*, Mark Gonzales ’22*.

    Bottom Row L-R: , Kaiwen Wang ’21*, Alan Huang ’22*, and Itic Tinman-Munne ’22.

    Not Pictured:  Brandon Freeman ’21, Willa Grinsfelder ’21, Jonah Offman ’21


    Top row, left to right (L-R):  Mike Bernard, Academic Program Manager and unofficial advisor; Rachel Swanstrom ’21, Annika Torp ’21,

    Middle Row, L-R: Faculty Advisor Prof. Gretar Tryggvason, Gwendolyn Tsai ’22*, Neha Sangana ’22”

    Bottom Row: Garrett Pitt ’21.*


    View past induction photos.

  • Check out other groups!  They welcome your membership and participation!

  • Check out the Competition opportunities available to students.  Be aware of application deadlines!
  • For existing Mechanical Engineering Student Groups, this section will provide administrative guidance.

    If you wish to form a student group, visit the Student Organization page to learn how!

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