MechE Connects is the bi-annual newsletter for MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE). Each issue explores one theme that reflects the cutting-edge research being conducted at MechE in addition to providing an overview of the latest departmental news.
The Spring/Summer 2017 Issue of MechE Connects focuses on sports technology research. In this issue faculty members, students, and alumni discuss how they apply the knowledge they've gained in classrooms and labs to their favorite sports.
MechE Connects Video
MIT Mechanical Engineering Professor Anette ‘Peko’ Hosoi finds inspiration while downhill biking at Highland Mountain Bike Park in New Hampshire.
This Issue's Stories
Pushing the limits of athletic performance
MechE students and faculty use engineering to enhance endurance, speed, accuracy and agility in sports.
David Hesslink: Taking his passion to the major leagues
A passion for baseball and analytics has led to a career in the MLB for senior David Hesslink, the winningest pitcher in MIT history.
A Letter from Department Head Gang Chen
Department Head Gang Chen introduces the Spring/Summer 2017 Issue of MechE Connects which focuses on the various sports technology research being conducted by MechE students, faculty, and alumni.
Departmental News & Awards Spring/Summer 2017
Department of Mechanical Engineering news and awards from Spring 2017
Talking Shop: Professor Emeritus David Gordon Wilson
Designer, inventor, and author of “The Bike Bible" discusses his lifelong love of the bicycle.