Faculty and teaching staff at MIT are piloting new methods of teaching hands-on, project-based mechanical engineering classes this semester.September 14, 2020 Statement on MechE qualifying exams
...September 13, 2020 MIT named No. 4 university by U.S. News for 2021
MIT MechE has been named the number one undergraduate mechanical engineering program for 2021 by US News & World Report.September 8, 2020 Winners of 2020 Teaching With Digital Technology Award recognized for their innovations
Three MechE instructors - Steve Banzaert, Barbara Hughey, and David Wallace- were honored with 2020 Teaching With Digital Technology Awards for digital teaching excellence in extraordinary circumstances.September 8, 2020 Velcro-like food sensor detects spoilage and contamination
MIT engineers, including Professor John Hart have designed a food sensor from an array of silk microneedles that pierces through plastic packaging to sample food for signs of spoilage and bacterial contamination.
MechE students use their knowledge of mechanical engineering to design an improved walker for 9-year-old Lilly and gain new perspective about how assistive technologies can improve the lives of others in the process.
Associate Professor Sangbae Kim describes his cutting-edge research in the area of biomimetics, the study of biological systems as models for the design and engineering of robots.