Welcome to the ASEE Mechanical Engineering Division!

The goal of this division is the advancement of education in all of its functions which pertain to mechanical engineering, including the processes of teaching and learning, research, professional interactions, extension services, and public relations.  Membership in the division is drawn from a wide variety of mechanical engineering sub-disciplines; members are affiliated with technical universities and community/junior colleges throughout this country and from abroad.  The Division strives to keep its members abreast of the current and relevant educational developments and trends while continuing to foster interest in mechanical engineering as a discipline.


ASEE 2019 Annual Conference

ME News: Spring 2019 Edition

ME Division events at the ASEE Annual Conference can be found below

 2018 ME Division Conference Highlights

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Are you willing to help with a research study?  Researchers at Purdue University are recruiting engineering faculty members from mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering departments to participate in a research study on faculty members' perceptions of engineering ethics education. Participation will involve a 45-60 minute, one-on-one interview. The interviews may be conducted remotely or in person, at your convenience. If you are interested and available to participate in this study, please contact Andrew Katz at katz6@purdue.edu . Please note that your participation would be voluntary, and you would be able to leave the project at any time.

Position Available  Stevens Institute of Technology is seeking a visionary and accomplished academic and administrative leader as the new Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Qualified individuals will also be considered for an endowed chair position within the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science. For more information related to the position, please go to: https://www.stevens.edu/directory/division-human-resources/employment-opportunities . Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Hamid Hadim (ahadim@stevens.edu ).

Looking for a way to serve your profession?  Please consider joining us at the Mechanical Engineering Division Business Meeting held during the Annual ASEE Conference each June.  During the meeting we will discuss the status of the division and nominate interested ASEE members for leadership positions within the division and on the Executive Committee.

What is mechanical engineering?  Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest and most broad fields of engineering.  Though many equate its emergence as a separate field of endeavor during the Industrial Revolution, it has in fact been around since the invention of early mechanisms thousands of years ago.  Mechanical engineers apply the fundamental principles of math, physics and materials science to analyze, design and maintain mechanical and mechatronic systems.  Within the broad field there are many sub-disciplines related to more specific study of materials engineering, bio-mechanical systems, aerospace and automotive engineering to name just a few.