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Facilities & Labs

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers the latest technology and equipment, which is available to students, faculty, and staff to utilize for research-related activities. We are rigorous in our efforts to provide a safe and productive environment for all lab users.

Laboratory I is the first in a two-course sequence, and is designed to give students personal experience in the use of laboratory instruments and in the collection and interpretation of data. Experimental methodology and communication of experimental results are stressed throughout the course. This course also serves to enhance technical writing skills.

Laboratory II builds on the skills developed in Laboratory I. A student works with team members to perform laboratory experiments in materials science, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, data acquisition, and manufacturing. Additionally, each student works on an interdisciplinary semester-long team design project.