The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) is
the largest in the school 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
and materials science and 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 being placed in excellent careers with industry
and research facilities around the globe.
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.
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.