Graduate Student Life

Graduate Student Societies

All MechSE graduate students are invited to participate with Graduate MechSE Students (GraMS) . GraMS was established by students in the department to improve the quality of the graduate student experience in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering. As an organization, GraMS seeks to develop the professional character of members in both technical and non-technical capacities, act as an open line of communication between the students and the administration, and offer social opportunities for the students and faculty to promote fellowship and a more collegial atmosphere. The GraMS executive board can be contacted at Join the GraMS Facebook group.

ENVISION is a group of graduate engineers volunteering in STEM education. The mission of ENVISION is to increase the opportunity of STEM outreach for engineering graduate students at the University of Illinois. The organization seeks to promote leadership, communication, and teaching skills. Furthermore, we strive to encourage personal connections amongst the students in the Graduate College of Engineering.

Women in MechSE is a newly formed social group that aims to bring together our women graduate students.

MechSE students are also very active in GradSWE, NSBE, and SHPE chapters at the University of Illinois.