MechE students learn by doing, experiencing a level of understanding that only occurs through creation.
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MIT MechE has historically attracted very entrepreneurial, hands-on students. It was through my interaction with these friends that I came to appreciate the importance of applying theoretical principles to building useful products.
The first hands-on classes to teach students not only how to design an object but also how to build it.
Senior Cara Lai combines the study of mechanical engineering and literature to understand the body and mind, and prepare for med school.
Amos Winter turns a class project into a mass-produced product that is helping people in developing countries.
Chief Technology Officer, Cummins
CEO, Kiva Systems
Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab; Director, Biomechatronics Group