Tours and Events

Learn about seminars, events and tours happening in our Department.
 
 

Mech Department Tours – 2017/18 dates now posted!

Mech Department Tours – 2017/18 dates now posted!

Interested in seeing what goes on in our labs and student spaces? The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers public tours throughout the year. Our student-led tours typically take 1.5 hours, and include a tour around our facilities. We typically stop at two labs and two student teams, where you will learn a bit about the […]

Upcoming Lecture: Sheila Tobias, “Finding the Sweet Spot Between Engineering Faculty’s Willingness to Teach and Non-Majors’ Willingness to Learn”

Upcoming Lecture: Sheila Tobias, “Finding the Sweet Spot Between Engineering Faculty’s Willingness to Teach and Non-Majors’ Willingness to Learn”

The Department of Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Colloquium Series is pleased to present Sheila Tobias, author of Overcoming Math Anxiety and They’re Not Dumb, They’re Different. Please join us in KAIS 2020 on Thursday, October 12 from 12:00-1:00 pm, for her lecture on exposing non-engineering majors to “what engineers do and how they think about what […]

2017 Summer Lab Tours

2017 Summer 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. This year, we will be hosting tours on the following dates: June 15, 2017, 10:30 to 12:00 – CANCELLED August 10, 2017, 10:30 to 12:00 Come meet some of […]

MECH 223 Competition January 25th!

MECH 223 Competition January 25th!

Come see what our second-year students have been building at the MECH 223 design competition on Wednesday, January 25th. This year, student teams were asked to design a Launcher and an autonomous Orbiter spacecraft capable of deploying a set of standard Landers. The primary learning focus of this year’s project is for students to become […]

Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Colloquium – Dr. Gareth H. McKinley

Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Colloquium – Dr. Gareth H. McKinley

The department is pleased to welcome Dr. Gareth H. McKinley to our campus for our upcoming Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Colloquium. Dr. McKinley is visiting from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is currently the School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Innovation. He will be giving a lecture entitled “Fog, Feathers and Fluid Friction […]

2017 Spring Lab Tours

2017 Spring 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. This year, we will be hosting tours on the following dates: February 17, 2017, 10:30 to 12:00 March 24, 2017, 10:30 to 12:00 Come meet some of our current […]

First-Year Networking Event – January 24, 2017

First-Year Networking Event – January 24, 2017

Are you a first-year Engineering student interested in joining Mechanical Engineering? Join us for a special networking event where you’ll get to meet our students, alumni, and faculty members! Small groups of no more than 4 students will each be matched with one current student, one alumnus and one professor so that everyone gets a chance to talk […]

First-Year Networking Event – April 6th, 2016

First-Year Networking Event – April 6th, 2016

Are you a first-year Engineering student interested in joining Mechanical Engineering? Join us for a special networking event where you’ll get to meet our students, alumni, and faculty members! Small groups of no more than 4 students will each be matched with one current student, one alumnus and one professor so that everyone gets a […]

MECH 223 Competition January 27th!

MECH 223 Competition January 27th!

Come see what our second-year students have been building at the MECH 223 competition on Wednesday, January 27th. This year’s project is concerned with regenerative braking: teams need to collect energy from their vehicle rolling down a ramp, and use that energy to perform various actions. The vehicles are all autonomous, and need to stop […]

2016 Lab Tours

2016 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. This year, we will be hosting tours on the following dates: February 9, 2016  FULL April 18, 2016  FULL May 20, 2016 Come meet some of our current MECH […]