The ME Student Fund Allocation Committee (MESFAC) is a committee of five or more students, elected yearly by all eligible ME students that meets regularly in open meetings with the advice of staff and faculty and decides how to spend the college based fees.  This program was initiated by a student referendum in 2003 when all College of Engineering students agreed to increase their own student fees starting at $200 per quarter with cost of living increases with the understanding that 100% of the funds would go to their own department and the spending would be directed by students for enhancement of the program.  The first year’s MESFAC budget was approximately $600,000 and has grown since.   

Over the years, MESFAC has supported a broad range of items including additional courses, new lab equipment, course development, student projects and club activities. Starting in 2022, the funding source transferred to the Mechanical Engineering Department’s discretionary funds, allowing donors to directly see where their funding is going toward within the department fund.

All ME students can participate in the MESFAC.  You can nominate yourself as a candidate for the next committee.  Nominations occur at the beginning of spring quarter.  Elections are usually the fifth week of spring quarter.  Even if you are not running for the committee you should be interested in hearing what the candidates have to say to be sure your concerns and priorities will be represented and vote accordingly. Nominations, candidate information and voting is conducted on the Blackboard/ME-SFAC channel.

Committee members meet about five to six times a quarter to confer with the department and college, make a spending plan, review and vote on proposals.  All meetings are open to the public and student participation is encouraged.  If you have an idea or opinion you are welcome to come to the next meeting and be heard.

2021-2022 MESFAC Committee

Student Representatives

Chair: Cole Andrews

Vice-Chair: Alex Zuzick

Secretary: Ashley Che

Treasurer: Matthew Frost

2020-2021 MESFAC Committee

Student Representatives

Chair: Cole Andrews

Vice-Chair: Alex Zuzick

Secretary: Ashley Che

Public Relations: Jackson McFaul

Treasurer: Matthew Frost

2019-2020 MESFAC Committee

Student Representatives 

Chair: Donovan Zusalim 

Vice Chair: Cole Andrews

Secretary: Raymond Deng

Public Relations: Biren Rama

Treasurer: Kara Hewson

2018-2019 MESFAC Committee

Student Representatives 

Chair: Jessalyn Bernick

Vice Chair: Chris Fedor

Secretary: Lynette Cox

Public Relations: Donovan Zusalim

Treasurer: KC Egger

2017-2018 MESFAC Committee

Student Representatives 

Chair: Eric Zhong

Vice Chair: Jessalyn Bernick

Secretary: Nathan Harry

Public Relations: Kathryn Webb

Treasurer: Carl Stoye

2016-2017 MESFAC Committee

Student Representatives 

Chair:  Lucas Rybarczyk 

Vice Chair: Eric Zhong

Secretary: Zachary Sharpell

Public Relations: Paul Swartz

Treasurer: Kathryn Webb

2015-2016 MESFAC Committee

Student Representatives 

Chair: Gus Holz

Vice Chair: Lucas Rybarczyk

Secretary: Greg Orekov

Public Relations: Eric Dreischerf

Treasurer: Andrew Furmidge

2014-2015 MESFAC Committee

Student Representatives 

Chair: Andrew Cunningham

Vice Chair: Gus Holz

Secretary: Zachary Sharpell

Public Relations: Eric Dreischerf

Treasurer: Lucas Rybarczyk

2013-2014 MESFAC Committee

Student Representatives 

Chair: Allian Roman 

Vice Chair: Andrew Cunningham

Secretary: Bodin Rojanachaichanin

Public Relations: Gus Holz

Treasurer: Ian Milliken

Dates Subject to Change

Winter 2022:

Winter Proposal Submissions Open: January 24th

Winter Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, February 4th by midnight

Winter Quarter Allocation Meeting: Friday, February 11th at 6:10pm in 192-120

Winter Reimbursements Due: Monday, May 2nd

Spring 2022

Applications for 2022-2023 Elections Open: Wednesday, March 28th

Spring Proposal Submissions Open: Wednesday, March 28th

Applications close for 2022-2023 Elections: Wednesday, April 6th

Spring Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, April 8th by midnight

Spring Quarter Allocation Meeting: Friday, April 15th at 6:10pm in 192-120

Spring Reimbursements Due: TBD

It is recommended that you first copy the MESFAC proposal form into a Word document to fill it out first and save it for later. The MESFAC proposal form cannot save proposals to edit later and once a proposal has been submitted it cannot be edited. Do not forget the Bill of Materials! Proposals missing the Bill of Materials cannot be approved. 

Submit a New Proposal – Click here to submit a proposal for consideration (Link will be activated once we begin accepting proposals). 

Search Proposals – Search through submitted proposals. 

BOM Template – Download excel template.

Examples of a correctly filled out BOM:BOM Example 1

BOM Example 2

The easiest and quickest way to use your MESFAC approved funds is to buy the proposal items using your own personal funds and to submit a specific MESFAC reimbursment form through the Mechanical Engineering office. Keep your original receipts in order to facilitate the reimbursement process. Ask the ME office in building 13, room 254 for a “MESFAC Reimbursment Form” and fill it out as instructed. 

If you lack the funds to buy the items youself, you may submit a Purchase Request form through the Mechanical Engineering office. Ask the ME office if you need help with submitting one of these forms.

Keep in mind: 

All funds must be spent as indicated on your proposal form.

All funds on the proposal must be spent and forms submitted to the ME office by a specified date. This date will be clearly announced each quarter before the proposal meeting and in a follow-up email to any student who was approved funding. Failure to submit reimbursement forms may cause issues when trying to access the allocated funds.

Please submit all forms and receipts via email to the ME office. 

The current committee can be reached by email at: