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Penn State Mechanical Engineering Alumni Society

The Penn State Mechanical Engineering Alumni Society (PSMES) is a group of 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.

Current Initiatives

Mechanical Engineering Mentoring Program

The PSMES mentoring program pairs current undergraduate students with alumni who can offer career advice and guidance. 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.

Student Leadership Seminar

PSMES works 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.

How to Get Involved

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. If you are interested in becoming a board member, contact the PSMES president for more information.We ask that each of our board members has an active role in at least one of our activities.

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.

Change Your Contact Information

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 Kelly Caviston at

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Who to Contact

  • Jime Roche
    PSMES President President
  • Dr. Karen A. Thole
    Head of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Kelly Caviston
    Alumni Communications Coordinator and Budget Assistant
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The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519