Orgs & Teams

Build Your Network

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. Student groups connect you with people who have different perspectives but similar affinities, academic programs and professional aspirations.  

“Through the Michigan Vertical Flight Technology team, I have been able to explore the practical applications of engineering and grow my skills in technical and professional fields. “

Grace Doyon
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Honors Program
Wilson Student Team Project Center

Student Organizations

University of Michigan Engineering supports 143+ engineering affiliated student organizations. These organizations provide an amazing opportunity to advance your leadership, team development, technical skills and engineering knowledge through a wide-variety of hands-on activities, outreach events, and professional development events – all while strengthening your community of peers. 

College of Engineering Student Organizations Website

Talk to a human:  coestudentorgsupport@umich.edu | (734) 615-5728

Semesters Offered/Recommended: Year Round

Financial: No Extra Fees

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Core Professional Competencies

Experiences in Student Organizations build the professional competencies that employers say they’re looking for, including:

  • Leadership: Cultivate an environment that collectively develops a shared purpose and inspires others to work toward it.
  • Teamwork: Work to define and achieve shared goals by leveraging individuals with different perspectives, roles, responsibilities, and aptitudes. Learn to overcome conflict and to use it to your team’s advantage to create more robust solutions.
  • Ability to Accept and Manage Risk: Learn to critically assess available information, take action despite uncertainty, manage outcomes, and learn from failure as well as from success.

If you’re a Michigan Engineering student, use Spire to find out more about how student orgs can foster your professional growth.

Wilson Student Team Project Center

The Wilson Student Team Project Center is a work space to exercise practical application of engineering knowledge through hands-on development, fabrication and testing. The Wilson Center facilitates idea sharing, collective learning and opportunities for students to develop leadership, management and presentation skills. 

Wilson Student Team Project Center website

Talk to a human: WilsonCenter@umich.edu | (734) 615-6400

Semesters Offered/Recommended: Year Round

Financial: No Extra Fees

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Core Professional Competencies

Student Team Experiences build the professional competencies that employers say they’re looking for, including:

  • Ability to Accept and Manage Risk: Evaluate and manage risk through design decisions and actual operations in intercollegiate design competitions or with real world project partners.
  • Systems Thinking: Gain experience working on unconstrained, multidisciplinary, collaborative team projects. 
  • Teamwork: Work with other team members to design, manufacture, and test complex systems. 

If you’re a Michigan Engineering student, use Spire to find out more about how Student Teams can foster your professional growth. 

Women in Science and Engineering

The WISE unit aims to increase the participation by women and gender minorities in academic programs and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to foster their future success.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Website

Talk to a human: umwise@umich.edu | (734) 467-7014

Semesters Offered/Recommended: Year Round

Financial: No Extra Fees

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Core Professional Competencies

Experiences through Women in Science and Engineering build the professional competencies that employers say they’re looking for, including:

  • Empathy: Explore and develop the skills needed to thrive as an engineer in the world as it currently exists and to start creating a more equitable and just world. 
  • Grit / Persistence / Resilience: Connect with senior scientists and engineers from diverse backgrounds and learn about the many pathways you can take to achieve STEM success. 
  • Leadership: Hone your leadership skills as a peer mentor and/or facilitator of a WISE program.

If you’re a Michigan Engineering student, use Spire to find out more about how WISE can foster your professional growth.