Student Organizations

NAME students participate in these and many other student organizations. There are many opportunities to get involved at the College, U-M and in the community. There’s more to your experience here than just the classroom; get involved in organizations that fit your goals and interests.

Quarterdeck Society

The Quarterdeck Honorary Society at the University of Michigan is an organization dedicated to providing service to the NAME Department as well as to the field of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in general. Quarterdeck is a division of the UM Student Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).

Quarterdeck Society Facebook


The Michigan RobotX team participates in RobotX, an international robotic vehicle competition focused on the advancement of autonomous vehicle technology.

Instagram: Michigan RobotX


The U-M::Autonomy team competes in the annual AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) Foundation Roboboat competition with an autonomous boat built by team members.

Twitter: @umautonomy
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Human Powered Sub

If the U-M Human Powered Sub team was a country, it would have the 32nd largest submarine fleet in the world, tied with Canada at 4 submarines! The team competes every other year in the International Submarine Race, raising public awareness of underwater technology.

Human Powered Sub Facebook

Sailing Team

Sailing team facebook
Twitter: @UMichSailing
Instagram: umichsailing

Concrete Canoe

Concrete Canoe Facebook
Twitter: @MConcreteCanoe

Solar Sea

Michigan Solar Sea is the student solar boat racing team. We are a team that designs, builds, and races a manned solar-powered boat to compete in the Promoting Electronic Propulsion competition (PEP) hosted by the American Society of Naval Engineers.

Instagram: michigansolarsea


Michigan RoboSub is a student-led competitive engineering team working to design and build an autonomous robotic sub for the annual RoboSub competition.

Instagram: michiganrobosub