Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Enhancement
The Department of Mechanical Engineering has seen an explosive growth in the undergraduate enrollment from 162 students in Fall 2007 to 427 students in Fall 2014. Such a rapid increase in enrollment has made it difficult for the Department to provide adequate laboratory opportunities for the mechanical engineering students. In addition, there is pressure from our accrediting agency, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, to strengthen the quality of the program. The proposed activities are designed to enhance the mechanical engineering program’s current infrastructure in three teaching laboratories (Measurements, Thermal Science, and Manufacturing) through the acquisition of up-to-date equipment and development of new laboratory experiments.
Dr. Jianren Zhou, Interim Head and Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering