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Mechanical Engineering

Seminar by Dr. Kurt Petersen, US National Academy of Engineering

"How Microsystems and Entrepreneurs are Driving the Internet of Things"
October 27th 2017 
3:30pm-4:30pm
Piggott Auditorium

Dr. Kurt Petersen was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2001 for his contributions to the research and commercialization of MEMS - Microelectromechanical Systems.  He is also a IEEE fellow.  He co-founded six successful companies in MEMS technology.  He is ranked among the top innovators and is currently part of Band of Angels in Silicon Valley. 

Presented by the ME Innovators Endowment Fund

Presentation can be viewed here

Dr. Kurt Petersen (center) meeting with Mechanical Engineering students who attended his seminar "How Microsystems and Entrepreneurs are Driving the Internet of Things"

Engineering with Engineers

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded a $1,860,000, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to bring engineering practice to students and students to engineering practice. Students will engineer with engineers to advance their workplace readiness.

Seattle University is one of only two private schools and one of only two mechanical engineering programs in the nation to receive this prestigious award. 
 

Collegiate Wind Competition 

Seattle University is one of 12 universities that has been selected to compete in the 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition, an event supported by the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Labs.  Students from all majors and grades will form interdisciplinary teams to develop technical and business plans for a marketable wind turbine.  At the competition, the team will bring a scaled model of the turbine to undergo wind tunnel testing; furthermore, the business plan will be presented and judged by a panel of wind industry experts.  Over the next year, the team will be supported by faculty from the College of Science and Engineering and the Albers Business School, as well as an external committee of local wind energy professionals.

 

 Seattle University Mechanical Engineering seniors on a fact-finding trip to the Wild Horse Wind & Solar Facility in Ellensburg, WA.

Seattle University Mechanical Engineering seniors on a fact-finding trip to the Wild Horse Wind & Solar Facility in Ellensburg, WA. 

 

Educational Excellence

Professor Greg Mason wins 2015 Faculty Innovation Award in the College of Science and Engineering as a leader in discovering and applying groundbreaking teaching practices in his classroom. His work has been awarded National Science Foundation’s and other external funding and has been published in leading educational journals; he has received four best paper awards at ASEE Annual Conferences, venues with around thousand papers accepted for publication each year. Dr. Mason always puts students first! 


Dean Quinn awards Dr. Mason the Faculty Innovation Award

Our Mission

The mission of the mechanical engineering program at Seattle University is to provide educational opportunities for students seeking to enter the mechanical engineering profession, so that they can achieve competence in the field while recognizing their social responsibilities. The program provides a strong foundation in the areas of mathematics, basic sciences, engineering theory and practice, and the humanities and social sciences. It encourages further self-development and life-long intellectual achievement through personal reflection. Additionally, the program seeks to build student skills in written and oral communication, socially, economically and environmentally responsible decision making, and professionalism.

Robotics & Machineries Design of systems and components for autonomous robots.

Energy & Environment Renewable energy, biofuels, and energy conservation technologies for power production, transportation, refrigeration, heating, and air-conditioning.

Medical Devices Design of mechanical and electro-mechanical medical devices.

Transportation Aircraft Dynamics and Aerodynamics, automotive components used in both passenger and commercial vehicles.

Research & Education Innovative research and development efforts in industry, university, or government labs. Advancing the knowledge in the key emerging area of mechanical engineering.

Energy & Environment Renewable energy, biofuels, and energy conservation technologies for power production, transportation, refrigeration, heating, and air-conditioning.