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Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, part of the College of Science and Engineering, serving the state and nation as a leading center of education, research, and innovation. The Department has 44 active faculty, 30 staff members, 300 graduate students, 50 postdoctoral associates, research associates and visitors, and about 550 undergraduate students.
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Contact us - who to contact
Finding Us, campus map to Mechanical Engineering
Walking Map to ME Building from Hotel or Ramp (pdf)
Driving Directions to Mechanical Engineering (pdf)
Holiday Inn and ME Building Map (pdf)
History of Mechanical Engineering
Giving to Mechanical Engineering
Strategic Plan 2009-2014 (pdf)
In order to effectively fulfill its mission and define its future direction, the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) initiated a strategic planning process to help ME enhance its teaching and research programs, develop stronger relationships with the corporate community, and create a strategic path to foster intellectual, scientific, and economic vitality. In developing a strategic plan, ME addresses some of the grand challenges facing humankind in the 21st century.
Task forces in the five areas of:
critically reviewed ME's strengths, identifed areas of strategic opportunities, and analyzed ME's need to become a premier department in its focus areas. Task forces were charged to broadly seek input from all stakeholders in the department.
ME invited stakeholders, including students, parents, alumni, industry and government leaders, to be involved in the process. During Spring 2009, ME provided multiple opportunities for stakeholders to learn about its research and education activities. The department continues to connect with and learn from its constituents.