What is mechanical engineering? Learn about the J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University and hear directly from students in the program.
The challenge and opportunity is definitely what originally got me interested into mechanical engineering. And it's what still keeps me interested now, I love it. What both students and faculty are doing, I mean, it's just crazy. From improving heart valves by modeling their design to actual mechanical valves or multi terrain robots that can transform their wheels as they move, or even machine learning in the energy industry to predict and correct mechanical integrity issues. I mean, it's really crazy. There's just so much potential in this particular major and industry and I think our whole department. My name is Cheyenne Earl and I am a member of the mechanical engineering department at Texas A&M.Steve Kuhlmann:
The discipline of mechanical engineering has grown far beyond its traditional bounds to include a range of specialties and disciplines, making those who study at well suited to serve across many industries and research areas, including aerospace, manufacturing, energy, automotive, biomedical, and more. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is home to more than 80 faculty members with expertise in areas including autonomous vehicles, turbo machinery, polymers, robotics and biomechanics. With an average starting salary of$71,000, more than 70% of graduates are employed by graduation. The mechanical engineering department equips its students with the education and experience they need to excel in careers throughout industry and academia thanks to transformative instruction, both in and out of the classroom, from its dedicated and prestigious faculty.Noble Knight Gutierrez:
Howdy, My name is Noble Knights Gutierrez, and I'm a member of the mechanical engineering department at Texas A&M University. I was drawn to mechanical engineering through problem solving and design work. As a dual credit student in high school, I took statics and dynamics where I could employ my other passions of math, physics and the creative process. And I absolutely fell in love with the iterative design process that can be seen in engineering in general. But with mechanica engineering, it introduces yo to numerous fields that allow you to apply your skills i almost any project. It's ver moldable because of its broa scope, and it makes you a wel rounded engineer. What excite me about mechanical engineerin is for a while it was though that mechanical engineerin would be outshined by othe areas like computer science. Bu now with the introduction o electric cars, solar panels, an reusable rockets we're find ng endless new ways to further w at it means to be a mechani al engineer. There is a mechani al engineering place for you in almost any industSteve Kuhlmann:
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