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 Mechanical Engineering Department, 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

Chair

Hunter McClung

Financial Committee

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 in the Department. 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: August '18-Present

Hometown: Elbert, CO

Favorite Quote: True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. - C.S. Lewis

Hobbies: Hiking, biking, reading, and drinking coffee

Abbie Maben

Time of Service: 2 years

Hometown: Durban, South Africa

Favorite Professor: Dr. Baker

Hobbies: hiking, water polo, swimming

Jethro Leroux

Time of Service: New this year!

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

Favorite Professor: Dr. Bechara

Hobbies: Intramurals, working at the Rec, snowboarding, Netflix with friends

Maren Baur

Financial Committee

Time of Service: Spring '18-Present

Hometown: Longmont, CO

Favorite Quote: All hard work brings a profit but mere talk leads only to poverty. Proverbs 14:23

Hobbies: Basketball, spikeball, reading books

Hunter Becvar

Financial Committee

Time of service: Spring '19-Present

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Favorite professor: Dr. Weinberger

Favorite quote: Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. - Dr. Seuss

Hobbies: Surfing, hiking, playing soccer (or any sport) outside, cliff jumping, and exploring Fort Collins!

Colin Diehl

Financial Committee

Time of Service: 3 Years

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Favorite Quote: Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

Hobbies: Hiking, paddle boarding, running, and playing guitar

Hunter McClung

Financial 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: I love spending time outdoors! I do a lot of boxing, powerlifting, and slacklining, and I also love traveling, spending time with friends and family, having game nights, and watching movies.

Kalaina Stroyan

Financial Committee

Time of Service: brand new!

Hometown: Castle Pines, CO

Favorite Professor: Professor Apodaca

Hobbies: Golfing, camping, hiking, fishing, and drums

Cody Hyman

Engagement Committee

Time of Service: 1 year

Home state: Pennsylvania

Favorite Quote: Failure is an important part of your growth and development resilience. Don't be afraid to fail - Michelle Obama

Hobbies: Climbing, backpacking, snowboarding and gardening

Meghan McNulty

Engagement Committee

Time of Service: Since Spring 2020

Hometown: Lakewood, CO

Favorite Professors: Dr. Bechara and Dr. Quinn

Favorite Quote: Just do it. - Nike

Hobbies: I play ultimate frisbee and love to be outside! I also love dogs, food, and hanging out with people!

Katie Sheridan

Engagement 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

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