The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) is the largest in the school of engineering in terms of students and faculty. The department has core strengths in the traditional areas of bioengineering, manufacturing, microsystems technology,
smart structures and materials, computational fluid and solid dynamics, and energy systems research. Key focus is reflective of national trends, which are vying toward the microscale and nanoscale systems level.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science houses ABET-accredited mechanical engineering, engineering science, materials science and other engineering programs that provide the solid fundamentals, critical thinking, and inventive spark
that fire up our graduates as they design the future. The department graduates approximately 90 mechanical and materials science engineers each year, with virtually 100% of them being placed in excellent careers with industry and research facilities around
The department houses faculty who are world-renowned academicians and accessible teachers, individuals of substance who seek to inspire and encourage their students to succeed. The department also has access to more than 20 laboratory
facilities that enhance the learning process through first-rate technology and hands-on experience.
That experience is integrated into every aspect of the department. Events such as the SAE Formula Car Program add to students' real-world
knowledge; each year, students construct their own vehicle and compete with students from other universities nationwide and internationally on the strength of their design and racing. The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
also is involved in the Cooperative Education (Co-Op) Program, bringing students together with industry for three terms of professional work.
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