Aerospace & Mechanical
Engineering

Student Activities

Undergraduate students in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering can get involved in any of a series of ongoing projects. These include

USC Microsatellite Program:
The USC Microsatellite Program is a student organization committed to the design, manufacturing, launch, and operation of a microsatellite. The team consists of over 100 dedicated students supported by numerous university faculty and staff, and members of the aerospace community.

SAE Racing Team:
Students design, build, and test small open-wheel cars and compete with schools from all over the country.
Advisors:
Mr. Rodney Yates, Prof. Geoff Shiflett, Dr. Yann Staelens

Design-Build-Fly Competition Team:
Students design, build and fly a plane every year in an international competition
Advisor:
Dr. Charles Radovich

AIAA Student Chapter:
The USC AIAA Branch was re-chartered in 1981. Our purpose is to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics and to foster and promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits
Advisor:
Prof. Geoff Spedding

Pi Tau Sigma:
“A Mechanical Engineering Honor Society striving to create better engineers through commitment to academic excellence and dedication to service.”
Advisors:
Prof. Paul Ronney, Irice Castro

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers:
Advisor:
Dr. Charles Radovich

Engineers as Teachers:
Students develop and conduct hands-on science and engineering courses for underserved children and their parents. Following a 4-6 week training in educational psychology, lesson planning, evaluation and motivation, students conduct 10-12 hour courses in schools. Previously students have taught Cardiovascular Mechanics, Aeronautics, Science of Sporting Equipment, Structural Color, Renewable Energy, Biomechanics, Physics of Sailing, etc.