Vision & Mission


Through the excellence of its people, the Department of Mechanical Engineering will be recognized as a leader of its discipline in a manner that exemplifies the land-grant traditions of learning, discovery, and engagement. The department is a desirable place to study and work, with our community comprising the best and the brightest, because of research and educational programs grounded in the mechanical engineering sciences and set within the context of meeting important societal needs.


The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering has three tenets that focus on the principle of improving lives and livelihoods: to create knowledge through research in the science and technology of mechanical engineering; to share knowledge through educational programs and the dissemination of our new discoveries; and to develop the professional potential of faculty, staff, and students. Our department expands the frontier of human knowledge in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering through fundamental and applied research conducted by faculty and students. Through initiative and innovation, we expand the frontiers of the Mechanical Engineering profession.