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Our Research

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Graduate Programs

The majority of outstanding technical problems in today’s science and engineering require a multi-disciplinary approach, and our department has a strong tradition in defining and pursuing new research areas at the intersection of engineering, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, and applied mathematics.

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Undergraduate Programs

The Department offers two accredited degree programs, one in Mechanical Engineering and the other in Aerospace Engineering.  Students who wish to pursue both programs simultaneously can do so with careful planning of course selections.  Either program provides a foundation for a wide range of career objectives and may be combined with certificate programs.

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Timothy Chen: Laser Diagnostics, Plasma, and Sustainable Chemical and Fuel Development

Timothy Chen grew up in the small suburb of Los Altos, Calif., a 10-minute drive from Apple’s headquarters on the western edge of Silicon Valley. The movie, “Jobs,” about the company’s iconic founder, was partially filmed at Steve Job’s childhood home, one street behind Tim’s backyard.

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Ava Goldinger: STEM Education and Robotics

Two summers ago, Ava Goldinger veered off the usual mechanical engineering internship path and flew to Shanghai. It was only her second time on a plane, but she went halfway around the world to teach STEM to middle schoolers at a summer camp.

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