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Mechanical Engineering S-STEM
Site News:

June 2013:

Congratulations to our S-STEM scholars who graduated in the past December 2012 and May2013. Hiren Balsara and Randy Huber will continue to pursue their graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering at UMBC, while Maleshia Jones will be a graduate student at U. Penn. Other scholar are working in STEM industry, including WR Grace (Sean Brady), W. L. Gore & Associates (Israel LLufoye), HGL Dynamics (Sarah Kopytko), Lockheed Martin (Hannah Piper), JMT (Sarah Seering), Army Evaluation Center (Christopher Wooten), and Siemens (James Yee). .

May 2013:

The ME S-STEM Program welcomes new scholars starting in Fall 2013. They are: Owen Abe, Anthony Lucernoni, Irvin Rodriguez, Christian Ingham, Levi Bowers, David Morrison, and Avrahan Feldman. .

May 2013:

Dr. Kunal Mitra at Florida Institute of Technology will give a seminar to ME S-STEM scholars on 'Bioheat transfer analysis for laser based therapeutic applications'. The seminar date is March 1, 2013, 2:30pm in room ITE233. .

March 2010:

Dr. Oliver Myers, who received his Ph.D degree from UMBC, will give a seminar to ME S-STEM scholars on 'Mechanics of NDE magnetostrictive sensors in CFRP. Dr. Myers is currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University.


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Mechanical Engineering S-STEM Site:
A Community of Young Scholars: Achieving Student
Diversification and Retention in Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Department is pleased to announce an exciting and unique opportunity for undergraduate students. The Department was recently awarded an S-STEM grant funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goal of the S-STEM program is to provide scholarships and educational opportunities to twenty-four economically disadvantaged and academically talented undergraduate students in the Mechanical Engineering program at UMBC. It promotes full-time enrollment and elevates the scholastic achievements of students in Mechanical Engineering. The program combines science, engineering, technology and medicine to improve retention and expand career prospects. The aims are to:

  1. Proactively recruit, mentor, and graduate an increased number of students in Mechanical Engineering with special emphasis on underrepresented minorities.
  2. Incorporate research experiences into the education via seminars and access to research laboratories to facilitate retention and develop technical skills.
  3. Provide students with academic and professional development opportunities that identify employment and/or paths for graduate study.
  4. Formalize a relationship between UMBC and community colleges in Maryland to increase the number of community college students transferring to the Mechanical Engineering program at UMBC.

See the Program Details for more information and apply for full consideration.
We are glad to announce that NSF will continue to support our S-STEM Scholarship Program at UMBC under grand # DUE-1356440. Updated application form and program flyer are available. Note the new application date for Fall 2014 is May 15th, 2014.