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.
"I’m interested in the ability of high-powered lasers, with their extremely bright light, to help us develop new devices and new types of technology."Read Matthew's Story
"I study soft composites and soft robotic systems for use in minimally invasive biomedical devices."Read Renee’s Story
Bianca Jurewicz Aumann
“My curiosity about engineering has been a part of me since I was a little girl.”Read Bianca’s Story
We work with an emphasis in four major research themes that together reflect the department's focus and methodologies.