MASE Student Organizations


MASE Professional Societies

Students on campus have chapters here at TAMUG under the Engineering Council for many outstanding professional societies.  The students have the opportunity to be involved with and compete in various competitions such as the concrete canoe competition and the human powered submarine competition!


Overview:  (from SNAME website)

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers is an internationally recognized nonprofit, technical, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. SNAME is dedicated to advancing the art, science and practice of naval architecture, shipbuilding and marine engineering, encouraging the exchange and recording of information, sponsoring applied research, offering career guidance and supporting education, and enhancing the professional status and integrity of its membership.

Ocean Sciences and Engineering Council (OSEC)

The Ocean Sciences and Engineering Council is an organization unique to Texas A&M University at Galveston.  It serves as an umbrella for SNAME, SUT, ASME, MTS, and IMarEST.  Members from all majors on campus are given the opportunity to learn from and network with professionals from industry.  Our focus is cross-curricular educational and professional development so that our students can represent our campus to the fullest.

Society of Underwater Technology (SUT)

Overview: (from SUT website)

The Society of Underwater Technology considers all aspects of technology applied to diving technology and physiology, Submersible Design and Operation, Naval Architecture, Underwater Acoustics, Subsea Systems, Geology, Geophysics, Maritime Resources Exploration, Oceanography, Environmental Studies, Pollution, and Marine Biology. This multi-discipline society brings together organizations and individuals with common interests in underwater technology, ocean science, and offshore engineering. The SUT was founded in 1966 and has members from more than 30 countries including engineers, scientists, other professionals and students working in these areas.

American Society of mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Overview:  (from ASME website)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers is an organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods.  Founded in 1880, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 120,000 members in over 150 countries worldwide.  From college students and early-career engineers to project managers, corporate executives, researchers and academic leaders, ASME's members are as diverse as the engineering community itself.  ASME serves this wide-ranging technical community through quality programs in continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations and other forms of outreach.

Marine Technology Society (MTS):

Overview:  (from MTS website)

The Marine Technology Society was incorporated in June 1963 to give members of academia, government and industry a common forum for the exchange of information and ideas.  Our guiding purpose is “To promote awareness, understanding, advancement and application of marine technology.”  Today, MTS is a growing organization, boasting a membership of businesses, institutions, individual professionals and students who are ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers and educators.

Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)

Overview: (from IMAREST website)

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science, and Technology membership provides unique opportunities for members to meet others, to network and to exchange ideas and practices.  With its divisions and branches all having their own regional activities that you can take part in, you can help grow your network of marine connections.  For over 100 years the IMarEST has supported and represented the global marine community.  The IMarEST emphasizes cross-curricular development though the Engineering, Science, and Technology fields in order to facilitate growth for all of its members.  The US Gulf Coast chapter is located in Houston, TX and hosts technical dinner meetings which student members can attend for no charge. 

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

Engineers Without Borders is an international service organization.   Our mission is to support community-driven, development programs worldwide to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders.  We are rooted in practical engineering solutions that can be applied to everyday life.  We are now an official chapter, and just completed our first international project in  March of 2013.  In the meantime, we are investing in the Galveston area ranging from construction to education.