Research in Mechanical Engineering

Capstone project: wheelchair lift into car trunk

Assistive Technology

Enabling Technologies are engineering innovations that help persons with disabilities.  While earning your degree, you could engineer and solve a need of a person with disabilities.  Since each person's needs are different, you'll get to develop a unique solutions.  Learn more >>

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

With support from the Kern Family Foundation through its Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN), we'll help you develop an entrepreneurial mindset.  You'll learn about the principles of entrepreneurship throughout our programs taking technical concepts into successful new businesses.


Mechatronics is a mechanical system whose behavior is to be monitored/controlled in a prescribed manner.  Are you interested in learning more about how a computer can intelligently interact with a mechanical system, sense its status and change it in some desirable manner?  You'd be interested in Mechatronics!  Learn more  >>