What 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.

Mission
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.

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STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES
Valerie Henderson ’21 Brandon Fremin ’21
Alyse Tran ’22 Jack Albin ’22
Tessa Erickson ’23 Isaac Lee ’23
Andrew Palacio ’24 Owen Mitchell ’24
ADVISORS
  • 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!

The 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

PROCEDURES
SPRING 2021 INDUCTION

President Rachel Swanstrom ‘ 21, Vice President Jungin Kim ’21, and Secretary Annika Torp ’21 welcomed these outstanding students (*) into the Tau Alpha Chapter.

TOP PHOTO

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

Second Row, L-R: Faculty Advisor Prof. Gretar Tryggvason, Sophie Dunn ’22*, Kensei Suzuki ’22, Mariam Abugri ’22

Third Row L-R: Sharon Reitsma ’22*, Eleanor O’Callaghan ’22*, Ebuka Ezekwesili ’21*, Elayna Williams ’22*

Bottom Row: Jacob Hill ’22*.

Current Members Not Pictured: Brandon Fremin ’21, Willa Grinsfelder ’21, Jonah Offman ’21, Yocheved Kopel ’21, Franz O’Meally ’21, Garrett Pitt ’21, Kaiwen Wang ’21, Alan Huang ’22, and Itic Tinman-Munne ’22, Hojun Lee ’22, Mark Gonzales ’22, Gwendolyn Tsai ’22, Neha Sangana ’22.

BOTTOM PHOTO

Top row, left to right (L-R): Mike Bernard, Academic Program Manager; President Rachel Swanstrom ‘ 21, Vice President Jungin Kim ’21

Bottom Row: Diana Bershadsky ’22*, Ariana Hofelmann ’22*, and Aaron Dang ’22*

FALL 2020 INDUCTION

President Rachel Swanstrom ‘ 21, Vice President Jungin Kim ’21, and Secretary Annika Torp ’21 welcomed these outstanding students (*) into the Tau Alpha Chapter.

TOP PHOTO

Top row, left to right (L-R): Mike Bernard, Academic Program Manager; 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.

Current Members Not Pictured: Brandon Fremin’21, Willa Grinsfelder ’21, Jonah Offman ’21

BOTTOM PHOTO

Top row, left to right (L-R): Mike Bernard, Academic Program Manager; 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.*

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