Student Clubs & Competition Teams

Four students from the 2017 Human Powered Vehicle Team with a custom-made bicycle
Students from the 2017 Wolf Pack Racing Team

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Miles Greiner

ASME promotes the art, science and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe. The student ASME section strives to promote the advancement of engineering students in the field of engineering by promoting companionship, leadership, and mentorship among students. ASME offers a number of student services and benefits such as discounted software sales and Fundamentals of Engineering test reviews. ASME also has many opportunities for hands-on experience: Human Powered Vehicle Challenge, the Doc Harris Speech Contest, the Old Guard Speech Contest, the Old Guard Poster Contest, a web design contest, and a new design challenge each year to compete with schools in the District. By creating a better atmosphere in which students are encouraged to study, learn, and grow, University of Nevada, Reno ASME is helping to promote the future of engineering.

Human Powered Vehicle Team

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Wang
Website: Learn more about the competition on the ASME website

The Human Powered Vehicle Team competes in the ASME international Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) every spring. The competition provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the application of sound engineering design principles in the development of sustainable and practical transportation alternatives. In the HPVC, students work in teams to design and build efficient, highly engineered vehicles for everyday use—from commuting to work, to carrying goods to market.

Wolf Pack Racing

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Angelina Padilla
Website: Wolf Pack Racing

The team’s goal is to design and build a prototype of an all-weather, rugged, single-seat, off-road recreational vehicle intended for sale to the weekend off-road enthusiast.For over 40 years, the Society of Automotive Engineers brings teams of students from around the globe to design, build and race an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain. The event is open to the public and brings together many engineers and motorsport enthusiasts.

University of Nevada Rocketry Society

Faculty Advisor: Mike Kivistik

Nevada Rocketry aims to promote aeronautic and astronautic engineering through the design, construction, testing, and recovery of high powered rockets. Our main function is to promote development of skills as well as providing a physical outlet for skills learned in the classroom. We represent the University at the Spaceport America Cup and research conferences.