Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Executive Board

MECH Exec Board

Established in Fall 2018, the MECH Exec Board strives to cultivate a sense of community among fellow mechanical engineering undergraduate students. They host open-invite events for their peers to connect with one another as well as mechanical engineering staff and faculty.

The team upholds the practice of CSU’s Principles of Community within the Department of Mechanical Engineering. These values provide the framework for community engagement and align with the MECH Executive Board’s vision of an inclusive learning environment for all students.

MECH Executive Board members advocate for maintaining a positive and dynamic work environment. They work collaboratively with other engineering student organizations to promote initiatives that enhance the department community and encourage student engagement by creating opportunities for students to share their voices and liaise with the department’s leadership team.

Mission

Foster a positive and dynamic community, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, where our students feel supported and connected, and where an inclusive environment is supported.

Promote opportunities where MECH students can gain an enhanced knowledge and experience of the MECH profession, in part through service. 

Liaise between the MECH student body and department leadership to help facilitate other student organizations’ events that support the college’s goals of community, retention, recruitment and diversity, as well as the University’s Principles of Community: Inclusion, Integrity, Respect, Service and Social Justice.

Learn about the Mech Exec Board and CSU's Principles of Community

Abbie Maben

Alumna, Previous Chair

Hunter McClung

Alumnus, Financial Committee Lead

CSU's Principles of Community

The Principles of Community support the Colorado State University mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service and engagement. A collaborative and vibrant community is a foundation for learning, critical inquiry, and discovery. Therefore, each member of the CSU community has a responsibility to uphold these principles when engaging with one another and acting on behalf of the University.

Inclusion
We create and nurture inclusive environments and welcome, value and affirm all members of our community, including their various identities, skills, ideas, talents and contributions.
Integrity
We are accountable for our actions and will act ethically and honestly in all our interactions.
Respect
We honor the inherent dignity of all people within an environment where we are committed to freedom of expression, critical discourse, and the advancement of knowledge.
Service
We are responsible, individually and collectively, to give of our time, talents, and resources to promote the well-being of each other and the development of our local, regional, and global communities.
Social Justice
We have the right to be treated and the responsibility to treat others with fairness and equity, the duty to challenge prejudice, and to uphold the laws, policies and procedures that promote justice in all respects.
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MECH Exec Board Events

MECH Meet & Greet

Partnering with our mechanical engineering advisors, our board was able to welcome our new students at our MECH Meet & Greet with donuts! During this event, students were encouraged to meet with their advisors and ask any questions they may have had about classes or CSU in general. The board engaged and befriended these new students while also offering emotional and educational support during the start of the semester at CSU.

Tailgates

Dedicated to promoting community and connection, the MECH Executive Board put on a departmental tailgate for CSU’s first football game. This event created a space for all students to socialize with our board members as well as some of the mechanical engineering staff and faculty. This allowed students to get connected to potential friends, mentors, and meet their professors outside of the classroom. The tailgate also allowed students to enjoy a safe celebration before attending their first football game.

Town Hall

A very important event the board puts on every semester is a Town Hall with the Mechanical Engineering Department Head. Our Department Head takes the time to listen carefully and respond to concerns. This allowed our students’ voices to be heard and considered for beneficial change to be implemented in the department.

Join the MECH Exec Board

New member selection occurs in the spring for the following academic year. However, we’re always accepting applications – apply today!​

MECH Exec Board Members

Time of Service: 3 years

Hometown: Durban, South Africa

Favorite Quote: "It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela

Hobbies: Soccer, swimming, working out, traveling!

Jethro Leroux

Time of Service: Fall '19 - Present

Hometown: Born in El Paso, TX and grew up in Colorado Springs, CO

Favorite Quote: “Whatever you do, always give 100%. Unless you’re donating blood.” - Bill Murray

Hobbies: Fly fishing, working out, camping, hiking, and snowboarding

Mike Perez

Time of Service: Spring '20 - Present

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

Favorite Professor: Dr. Bechara

Hobbies: Intramurals, hiking, pickleball, hanging with friends and family, and Mexican food!

Maren Baur

Financial Committee

Time of Service: Fall '21 - Present

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

Favorite Quote: "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." - Gandalf

Hobbies: Skiing, hiking, running, backpacking

Aidan Bruno

Financial Committee

Time of Service: Spring '20 - Present

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Favorite Professor: Dr. Bechara

Hobbies: Working on his truck, video games, and making beats

Collin Elmer

Engagement Committee

Time of Service: Fall '21 - Present

Hometown: Kentucky

Favorite Professor: Dr. Bechara

Hobbies: Trail running, weight lifting, fly fishing, and snowboarding!

Jacqueline Gedney

Engagement Committee

Time of Service: 1 year

Hometown: Castle Pines, CO

Favorite Professor: Dr. Quinn

Hobbies: Drums, fishing, and cooking

Cody Hyman

Engagement Committee

Time of Service: Fall '21 - Present

Hometown: Pueblo, CO

Favorite Professor: Dr. Bechara

Hobbies: Hiking, spikeball, soccer, basketball, andp laying with dogs

Tanara Morrell

Financial Committee

Time of Service: Fall '20 - Present

Hometown: Jaipur, India

Favorite Quote: "Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organizing our curiosity." -Tim Minchin

Hobbies: Playing instruments, reading Scientific American, and listening to music

Manav Sharma

Engagement Committee

Time of Service: Spring '20 - Present

Hometown: Lakewood, CO

Favorite Professors: Dr. Bechara and Dr. Quinn

Favorite Quote: "Just do it." - Nike

Hobbies: Ultimate frisbee, being outside, dogs, food, and hanging out with people!

Katie Sheridan

Engagement Committee

Time of Service: Spring '20 - Present

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Favorite Quote: “Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Hobbies: Time outdoors, boxing, powerlifting, slacklining, traveling, time with friends and family, game nights, and movies

Kalaina Stroyan

Financial Committee

Time of Service: New this year!

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Favorite Professor: Dr. KTH

Hobbies: Hiking, camping, NFL, and NHL

Alex Yohe

Financial Committee

MECH Exec Board Alumni

Time of Service: Fall '18 - Spring '21

Hometown: Longmont, CO

Hobbies: Basketball, pickleball, and reading

Plans post-graduation: A sourcing agent between American businesses and Indian factories in Delhi, India

Hunter Becvar

Time of service: 2 years

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Hobbies: Surfing, hiking, playing soccer (or any sport), being outdoors, and exploring!

Plans post-graduation: San Diego to be a quality engineer!

Colin Diehl

Time of Service: 2018 - 2021

Hometown: Elbert, CO

Hobbies: Pickleball, biking, coffee, reading, and riding her moped

Plans post-graduation: Working for The Navigators at CSU

Abbie Maben

Time of Service: 3 Years

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Hobbies: Hiking, reading, running, and playing guitar

Plans post-graduation: Working at PTA Plastics as a project engineer

Hunter McClung

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