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MacEng Fireball Family

McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering is a community. It is a family of students, faculty members, staff and alumni. The fireball is our official symbol and is at the heart of what keeps us together. Learn more about this important symbol of McMaster Engineering pride.

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Menatalla Learn More

“The fireball says engineers are on fire!”


Emil Learn More

“The fireball means being welcomed by people with a lot of energy. It makes me feel comfortable here.”


Mesh Learn More

“The fireball makes me feel very calm. No matter what, the people here always help each other out.”


Nilsu Learn More

“I’m excited to see what I’m capable of and I can’t wait to make friends that will hopefully last a lifetime.”


Jacob Learn More

“Everyone is friends with everyone and that’s so cool to me!”


Lauren Learn More

“The Mac Eng family is so strong, and that support is so important in a challenging program!”

Welcome Week

The #FireballFamily spirit is in full force during Welcome Week, as we invite new members into the community with a week-long celebration.

View the 2018 Welcome Week recap here

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MES Logo The McMaster Engineering Society (MES), one of the largest student groups on campus, supports about 20 groups and serves more than 5,000 undergraduate student members. Students are able to receive funding for various activities such as intramurals, conferences, special projects and more

The Redsuits at McMaster are student volunteers who promote engineering pride and spirit across campus and in the community. The most important job they have are as student reps during Welcome Week, where they handle all the engineering events and help first years get used to their new home at McMaster. They also participate in just about every MES event through the year, and can be seen handing out crackers during exam time, on buses to pub nights, volunteering at conferences and raising money for charity.


How our alumni show their #FireballFamily pride

Beyond graduation, our students remain connected through a vast network of MacEng alumni that is more than 20,000 members strong. They continue to be committed to supporting our #FireballFamily by engaging in events, mentorship, and acting as program advisors on our many different committees.