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MechE Alliance


The MechE Alliance taps into the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering’s diverse and distinguished community to foster meaningful relationships between students, alumni, and industry partners. We connect members of the MechE community through a variety of programs and on-campus events.

To view recordings from our MechE Alliance Seminar Series and other interesting videos from around MechE please visit our MechE Alliance YouTube Channel.


Industry-connected Experiential Learning Opportunities

Apply now to a number of paid industry connected UROP-like experiences this fall. You will join a cohort of students working on program related projects to benefit from exclusive mentoring and learning opportunities.

Industry Immersion Projects

The Industry Immersion Projects (I2P) Program is a flagship MechE Alliance program that provides current MIT MechE graduate students with a unique opportunity to participate in a short-to-medium term industry project. The I2P Program sustains connections between educators in academia and practitioners in industry while giving students invaluable experiencing tackling a project in industry.

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Building your Career Portfolio for MechEs

This series of workshops will walk you through the most important career development steps to take in preparation for your job search.  Emphasis will be placed on specific considerations for mechanical engineers where possible.  Students will be supported in developing their career portfolio with feedback through peer review sessions and review by alumni and industry mentors in relevant fields.  

The Summer 2020 workshop series has ended. Information about future dates will be added when available.


MechE Alliance Seminar Series

The MechE Alliance sponsors a weekly seminar series featuring MIT MechE students, post-docs, faculty, alumni and external partners. For information about upcoming seminars and videos from past talks, please visit our MechE Alliance Seminar Series Page.

    Past MechE Alliance Events

    • 2019 Mechanical Engineering Research Exposition (MERE), Industry Guests
      When: Friday, October 11, 2019 Time 11am-7pm
      Where: La Sala de Puerto Rico (W20-202)
    • Alumni Mentoring Event with MIT MechE Alumni
      When: Thursday, December 5th, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
      Where: 1-131
    • MechE Alumni Conversation: Javier Vila
      When: Monday, August 26, 2019, 5:00-6:00pm
      Where: 1-236
    • Annual Commencement Alumni Mixer
      When: Friday, June 7, 2019, Time 5-7pm
      Where: MechE Commons
    • Mentoring Event
      When: Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6-8:00pm
      Where: 1-131
    • Swagelok Hands-On Tube Fitting Training
      When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 4:00-5:15pm
      Where: 3-442
    • Presentation and Q&A with Bill Aulet (The Martin Center for MIT Entrepreneurship) and SPYCE
      When: Pi Day, Thursday, March 14, 2019, 4-5:30pm
      Where: 3-442
    • 2.009 Alumni Mixer
      When: Monday December 10, 2018
      Where: Hart Nautical Gallery
    • Speed Mentoring Event
      When: Thursday December 6, 2018
      Where: Hart Nautical Gallery
    • Breakfast and Facility Tour at Greentown Labs
      When: Saturday November 3, 2018
      Where: Greentown Labs, Somerville, MA

    Contact Information

    Theresa Werth, Program Manager,

    Brian Anthony, Program Faculty Lead,

    Industry Partners

    We’d like to thank 3M, Amazon Robotics, and Systems Technology Inc. for partnering with us for the first ever MechE Alliance Industry Immersion Projects this Summer 2019.


    A founding principle of the MechE Alliance is that our alumni and industry partners have so much more to offer than just financial support. Your engagement in the above activities is critical to our mission to create a thriving MechE community with our alumni, students, and industry. Of course, these activities require funding and your financial support is also appreciated if it is within your means.