McGill Association of Mechanical Engineers

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McGill Association of Mechanical Engineers
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Mechanical Engineering Student Society, est. 1944

The McGill Association of Mechanical Engineers (MAME) is an undergraduate student organization within the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The purpose is to create a welcoming and well rounded departmental community, which is accomplished through the organization of several academic, professional, and social events throughout the year. MAME also works closely with the Engineering Undergraduate Society of McGill to ensure students have access to valuable resources that would enable success in these areas.

Social Events

Bluesy Brunch

Every semester, the MAME Social Committee hosts a bluesy brunch in the Engineering Common Room where you can hangout before blues pub and buy pancakes, bagels, coffee and special drinks.

Meet & Greet

At the start of every academic year, MAME hosts a meet & greet for all mechies to meet the new council! This is a great opportunity for students to speak to those representing them and also to find out how to get involved. The meet & greet is also where the different committees do their initial round of recruiting!

Tea Time / Study Hours

Tea Times are an opportunity to come enjoy some of the finest tea in the whole of McConnell while conversing with your fellow Mechanical Engineers. It’s a great opportunity to kick-back for a second, meet friends outside of the library and take advantage of the beautiful MAME office. For the 2019-2020 academic year, they are taking place on Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 in MAME.

MAME Banquets

Held at the end of the each semester, MAME’s banquets are an event not to miss! Student have the chance to join their fellow mechies at a fancy restaurant and celebrate the end of the semester and the end of our sleep before exams start! There’s a holiday banquet and an end of the year banquet.

MAME Clothing Sale

Alright, this may not be a social event but it may as well be! What’s more social than showing off our McGill Mechanical Engineering Pride? Students can do so by purchasing McGill Mechanical Engineering adorned hoodies, crewnecks, sweatpants, tanks, hats, scarves, patches and much more at our MECH Swag Sale every semester!

Academic Events

Academic Forum

Held towards the end of every semester, the Academic Forum is a great platform to relay questions and concerns about courses or the mechanical engineering curriculum in general to the department. The department chair and MAME Council are in attendance to hear students out!

Software Tutorials

MAME hosts several FREE software tutorials such as VBA, MATLAB and LaTex to provide learning skills to our students outside of the classroom. Some of the coursepacks for these tutorials are available on our website.

Lab Tours

With the help of professors and graduate students, MAME hosts lab tours in order to expose students to the different research projects being worked on in our department. These lab tours are very useful to get a glimpse of the research projects available before applications for the SURE program during the summer!

CAD Madness

CAD Madness is a weekend long design competition organized by MAME. With the help of a team of 3 or 4 members, students have 36 hours to complete a design problem presented at the start of the weekend. The design competition concludes with the team presenting their CAD drawings and solution to judges. The top 3 teams have the chance to win cash prizes with the possibility of the 1st place design being manufactured.

MECH Talks

MECH talks is a week-long event with each day constituting of our esteemed professors and some professionals sharing their journey in the field of mechanical engineering. MECH Talks is a great way to get insights on the different opportunities a degree in mechanical engineering can lead you to and hear directly from the people who made it!

Professional Events

MECH Madness

MAME’s year kick off to an amazing start thanks to our favourite event: Mech Madness. MECH Madness takes place at a different city in Canada every year and is an annual multi-day industry tour. It consists of two days of industry tours at various companies with the evenings spent sightseeing and interacting with the city’s local engineering students. This event gives students the opportunity to discover the career opportunities a degree in mech eng can offer all across Canada while getting know to know their peers at McGill and other universities as well!

2019 Location: Kingston

2018 Location: Quebec City

Speed Networking

Speed Networking is a terrific event for students to talk to company representatives in a more casual yet professional setting. Each table is hosted by an industry rep who talks to about 6-8 students for a certain amount of time. When the time is up, the students switch tables to then converse with the following professional at another table. It is the perfect event to learn about different career paths out there while practicing your communication skills.

Industry Tour

MAME organizes various industry tours in Montreal throughout the year to expose students to different companies. Company representatives give a tour of their company and describe their daily activities as mechanical engineers at said company.

Industry Dinner

MAME’s award winning Industry Dinner is a unique opportunity for students to engage with company representatives. Students are matched with industry professionals that they have showed an interest in with 6-7 other students. The three-course meal allows students and company representatives to interact in a comfortable social environment. Moreover, each company will have the opportunity to make a presentation about their organization during the night. The night concludes with a casual networking session that allows students to interact with companies they have not yet had the opportunity to meet. It a great event to network and learn about different companies interested in hiring future engineers!

Committees

Social Committee

The Social Committee is in charge of enriching student and social life through the means of small but relaxing events. Whether it is scheduled Movie Nights, Pancake Breakfast, Coffee House, Bluesy Brunch (a brunch right before Blues Pub), all-you-can-eat sushi outings, Exams Snacks Day, Gaming Tournaments, Poutine Crawls, Apartment Crawls, 3Man and much more, there is a variety of events to choose from! Keep an eye out for these events when you want to take a small break from school. The committee is led by the VP Events.

First Year Committee

The First Year Committee consists of first year mechanical students (U1 or U0) who plan events for first year engineering students. Past events have included dodgeball tournaments, trivia nights, Beer Die tutorials and sangria nights! This committee is similar to Social Committee, but focuses on building a community within first years. The committee is led by the VP Internal and U1 & U0 representatives.

Academic Committee

The Academic Committee helps resolve and/or improve currently existing academic issues within the mechanical engineering department. They also come up with new initiatives to benefit the mechanical engineering student population. The Committee is led by the VP Internal.

Sponsorship Committee

The Sponsorship Committee's responsibilities include helping organize and run professional events, seeking sponsorship for events, and finding innovative ways of integrating companies in MAME activities. The Committee is led by the VP External.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee for 2019-2020 consists of:

Position: Name:
President Kevin Alforque
VP Finance Emma Armony-Fridman
VP Internal Ahmad Masri
VP External Paul Picotte
VP Academic Manon Prairie
VP Administration Stephanie Kirichu
VP Communications Chloë Ryan
U0 Representative Walker Singleton
U1 Representative Blond'line Duperval
U2 Representative Benjamin Lusterio-Adler
U3 Representative Sarah Ford
U4 Representative Alex Scheffel