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2018-2019 ME GSO Team

Mahdi Farahikia

Meysam Daeichin
Vice President

Nabid A Hossain

Aref Ghafouri


 2017-2018 ME GSO Team

Gautam Ranjan

Mahdi Farahikia
Vice President

Fall 2017: Tony Abraham Baby
Spring 2018: Mehmet Ozdogan

Fall 2017: Tushar J Chauhan
Spring 2018: Aref Ghafouri

Fall 2017: Li Liu



Stay tuned for our future announcements regarding events, elections, etc.


2017-2018 ME GSO T-Shirt:

ME GSO T-Shirt 2017-2018



Upcoming Events:

Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar

Mar 14, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, ES-2008

In collaboration with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, ME GSO is hosting Professor Alan Zender from Cornell University. The details of the seminar will be provided soon. Food will be served.

This event is funded by ME GSO, a subsidiary of the GSO, using student activity fee funding.


International Night

Apr. 12, 2019

Celebrate the end of another academic year with a relaxing night of hanging out with your friends and department faculty over international night. This event will be combined with the ME department Graduate Student Symposium event. Details will be available soon.



Past Events:

2018-2019 School Year:

Graduate School Discussion Panel
Nov. 15, 2018

ME grad students asked their questions about graduate school regarding research, studying, publications, etc.

Panel members:
Prof. Miles (ME Dept.), Prof. Chiarot (ME Dept.), Prof. Towfighian (ME Dept.).


Wine and Cheese Social Mixer
Dec. 06, 2018

Fall 2018 wine and cheese social mixer event was an apportunity for ME grad students and faculty to relief the end of semester stress.

ME GSO Wine and Cheese Event


Job and Internship Fair Event

Feb. 13, 2019, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, ES-2008

Erica Kryst, Senior Assistant Director at the Fleishman Center, shared valuable tips about approaching employers and making a remarkable first impression.

Making the most of JIF



2017-2018 School Year:

ME GSO Team Meeting

Sept. 22, 2017

We held our first ME GSO team meeting to lay out our vision and plans for the 2017-2018 school year. The vision of the new team is to revive ME GSO and assist graduate students. To meet this end, we are planning to hold professional events, such as seminars and panels, social events to provide a networking opportunity between students and professionals, and mentoring for new graduate students and potentially for undergraduate to promote professional growth. Stay tuned for more exciting news.

me-gso team
From left to right: Li Liu (Secretary), Gautam Ranjan (President), Mahdi Farahikia (Vice President) and Tony Abraham Baby (Treasurer)


New Graduate Student Welcome Event

Sept. 29, 2017

ME-GSO team participated in the new graduate student welcome event organized by the Watson School. We discussed with the new graduate students about mechanical department and opportunities available for them at Binghamton University.




Seminar - Leadership for Engineers
By Howard Lucy

October 18, 2017

We are all called to lead independent of our job responsibilities. This talk covered several aspects of leadership that will apply to both those who are pursuing a technical or management career. There were several areas on which this seminar focused. Contrasting the difference between leadership and management, the two critical dimension of leadership, and seven "E's" of leading others was covered during this talk. Howard spoke from his leadership experience as an engineer and a general manager. The talk was followed by Informative Q&A and light refreshments.

Mr Howard Presenting with the leadership talk

The food arranged for the participants

Mahdi presenting howard a token of appreciation

ME GSO group pic with Mr Howard


Graduate School Discussion Panel

Nov. 30, 2017

Graduate school can become intimidating. Our panel of faculty, career professionals and graduate students came to hear about strategies to succeed in graduate school. Topics that were discussed include, but were not limited to, successful research plan, writing professional journal papers, giving presentations in conferences and networking, and applying for jobs. 

Undergraduate students who are planning to apply for graduate school were also welcomed to attend.

Panel members were:
Prof. Miles (ME Dept.), Prof. Chiarot (ME Dept.), Prof. Towfighian (ME Dept.), Ms. Chiarot (Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, International Program Manager, Course Developer at "The Watson Professional Skills Program"), Ms. Kryst (Senior Career Consultant, Fleishman Center), and Mahdi Farahikia (PhD Candidate, ME Dept.).

Panel event

Panel Event



Wine and Cheese Social Mixer

Nov. 30, 2017

" Relieve your end of semester stress. Engage in conversations " - Motto of the event

This event began after the Graduate School Discussion Panel and was open to mechanical engineering faculty and graduate students.

Wine And Cheese

Wine And Cheese


Seminar on Writing Journal Paper and Reference Management by Dr. Scott Schiffres

Feb. 01, 2018

Dr. Scott Schiffres of Mechanical Engineering Department gave a lecture on conducting research and writing journal papers. Fundamentals of compelling research papers were discussed. The mechanics of starting a paper were covered, starting from an outline of the texts and figures. Tools to track references and create bibliographies (e.g. Zotero, Mendeley), and to perform literature searches (Google Scholar, ISI Web of Science, Binghamton Library Resources) were also be discussed.

PowerPoint slides for this lecture are found here.

Dr. Schiffres Lecture


Seminar: Translating Academic Skills for Non-Academic Careers by Holly Horn (Assistant Director, Fleishman Center)

March 28, 2018

Successfully applying to non-academic jobs requires effectively translating the academic skills gained through higher education into language that is relevant to industry employers. Ms. Holly Horn of the Fleishman Center discussed the non-academic job search and tips on successfully communicating one's academic skills for non-academic careers.

For the slides to this seminar, click here.





ANSYS Workshop by Mahdi Farahikia

April 14, 2018

ANSYS is a state-of-the-art engineering simulation software that is used by various industries. Expertise in ANSYS is a resume booster for job seekers. ME GSO held a workshop on Saturday, April 14 2018 by Mahdi Farahikia. In this workshop, fundamentals of using ANSYS such as element type selection, proper modeling, appropriate meshing, boundary condition definition, solution parameter setup, and post-processing were covered.


International Night

April 18, 2018

We celebrated our diversity and year of achievements in our cozy international night banquet. Buffet catered by Moghul and drinks (including alcoholic) was served. This was a time to engage in friendly and fun conversations with friends and faculty from the department, and an opportunity to relief the end-of-semester stress.
The event was held at Innovation Technology Center (ITC) Rotunda.

ME GSO International Night 2018