Academic - Engineering


The purpose of this organization is to enhance the quality of graduate education within the Iowa State University Department of Mechanical Engineering through promoting involvement, networking, and communication among mechanical engineering graduate students and faculty members.


Constitution / Tier

File MEGSOConstitution2015.pdf
Tier Student Organization - Affiliated

Membership Information

Student Members 42
ISU Members 8
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members Membership is open to all students, faculty, and staff of Iowa State University.
Allowed Officers Active members participating in MEGSO meetings, committees, and events as defined by current MEGSO executive officers.
Membership Qualifications The officers of MEGSO must meet the following requirements: a) Be an on campus graduate student in Mechanical Engineering. b) Be a participating member of MEGSO. c) Be in good standing with the university and enrolled at least half time, unless fewer credits are required in the final stages of their degree as defined by the Continuous Registration Requirement during their term of office. d) Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the semester immediately prior to the election and during the term of office. e) Be ineligible to hold office should the student fail to maintain the requirements as prescribed in a), b), c) and d).
Membership Restrictions None.
Elections/Selection Election is held during the month of April.
Meetings Wednesdays at noon in Black Engineering 2011.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

MEGSO has weekly meetings in which officers discuss and plan for upcoming events. All members are encouraged to attend and share their ideas!

Description of Special Events

MEGSO sponsors are variety of events each semester aimed at fostering a community environment among the graduate students in Mechanical Engineering. Fall 2014 events include Lunch with ME, Pumpkin Carving, Potluck Dinner, Planetarium Tour, and a trip to the Des Moines Science Center. If you have ideas for an event we would love to hear from you!