How do we make the field of engineering more diverse?
We aim to give students a balance of intellectual and practical experiences that enable them to address a variety of societal needs, and prepares students for entry-level work as mechanical engineers or for graduate study in engineering.
Our goal is to align academic course work with research to prepare scholars in specialized areas within the field. Areas of specialization include automatic controls, energy systems, fluid mechanics, design, and more.
“While I was an undergrad at MIT, I chose mechanical engineering because it was the most broad field, and it seemed like the easiest way to touch everything.”Read Alaisha’s Story
“#IAmAnEngineer: I’ve always liked research. I really became interested in both engineering and nanotechnology as a high school student when I had the chance to go to Lawrence Berkeley National Lab for a program where different scientists presented their work every Saturday.”Read Wendy’s Story
"'For me, engineering was a haven.' The son of Cuban emigre parents, who arrived in the U.S. with only the clothes on their backs, Mechanical Engineering Professor Juan Santiago describes his path to Stanford."Read Juan's Story
We work with an emphasis in four major research themes that together reflect the department's focus and methodologies.