Winter Lab Tours

The Mechanical Engineering Department regularly hosts guided lab tours for high school students, first year students, incoming mechanical engineering students, or anyone interested in mechanical engineering, to show them what the  department is all about and to give them an idea of what kind of research mechanical engineers do. Depending on the labs, students will […]

New Technical Electives Available for 2014W

The Mechanical Engineering Department is happy to announce that there are three new technical electives available for the 2014W school year. Please look below for the courses and their descriptions.   MECH 410M: Introduction to Mechatronics (for non-mechatronics students) Course content: Introduction to mechatronics systems; sensors and actuators; signal conditioning; pneumatic and hydraulic systems; solid-state switches; […]

UBC Engineering Design Teams Thrive in Competitions

The Mechanical Engineering Department supports several UBC Engineering Design Teams, and encourages students to participate to apply their academic knowledge to real-world situations and expand their horizons. Teams competed in competitions on the regional and international levels, and all came back with at least one award. Congratulations to all our teams! UBC SailBot: Picture © UBC SailBots […]

Fourth Year Mech Student Wins Dillon Consulting Ltd. Scholarship

Andrea Palmer, one of our fourth-year Mechanical Engineering students, won the Dillon Consulting Ltd. Undergraduate Women in Engineering Scholarship for the 2014/15 school year. Congratulations, Andrea! “Palmer has been team captain as well as the technical lead of the autonomous soccer-playing robot team, the UBC Thunderbots. This past year, she served as President of the Engineering […]

Congratulations Graduates of 2014!

The Department of Mechanical Engineering recently held their annual Graduation Reception ceremony, and would like to once again congratulate the graduating class of 2014! The event was held in Kaiser 1180. It was an opportunity to recognize the achievements of exceptional students graduating from the Mech department. Congratulations to all recipients! Letson Prizes (The Letson […]

UBC Student Creates Self-Folding Paper That Takes on Creative Shapes Before Your Eyes

Mechanical engineering master’s student Ata Sina is developing self -folding paper that when heated up magically transforms into multi-dimensional figures. The technology can be used for everything from origami-like decorations to sustainable packaging and insulation. Read more about his remarkable research here: http://news.ubc.ca/2014/05/08/shape-shifting-paper/ Photo Credit: Don Erhardt
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