Student Organizations

One of several ways to apply learning outside the classroom at Mines is through active participation in student organizations. There are a number of mechanical engineering and professional engineering student organizations in which a student can become involved. Each organization extends networking opportunities and leadership experiences.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

A professional organization seeking to educate students and the community about the benefits of space and inspiring people through involvement in space-related projects. AIAA-CSM supports a network of interested students, provides an opportunity for members to develop their leadership and professional skills.

American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers

Professional organization dedicated to shaping tomorrow’s built environment today. Exploring heating, air conditioning, refrigeration engineering as well as building modeling, control systems, and HVAC design.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The Mines chapter of ASME strives to serve and improve the Mines campus and community by advancing, educating, and applying engineering knowledge. This is accomplished through service hours, tutoring, social and professional development events, and project presentations. Projects include floating arm trebuchet, build-your-own long board, and a kinetic wave sculpture.

Mines Maker Society

The main purpose of the Maker Society is to develop a strong “making community” at Colorado School of Mines. This is different from simply providing equipment, space, and oversight to work on projects. The Maker Society functions to strengthen the collaborative mindset and streamline the resources used for such a making community.

Mines Robotics Club

Colorado School of Mines Robotics is dedicated to bringing basic robotic knowledge and competition to the students of Mines and volunteering in STEM.

Society of Automotive Engineers 

SAE® is a professional organization for scientists and engineers who have an interest in cars. The organization promotes learning and innovation in the automotive world, and establishes many of the industry standards for the safety of automobiles and passengers. The Colorado School of Mines has a collegiate chapter that is a branch of SAE® International.

Mines Formula

Mines Formula is a student club at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. We are made up of students from a variety of engineering majors including mechanical, electrical, chemical, petroleum, and environmental. We range from incoming freshmen to grad students. We participate in the annual Formula SAE competition in Lincoln, NE.


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Visit the SAIL website (Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership) to learn about all the extracurricular activities offered at Mines.