Welcome! • Welcome – Dr. Silverberg Associate Head & Director of UG Programs • Advising – Dr. Tran Director of UG Advising and Curricula • Labs – Mr. Terry Gilbert Director of ME Undergraduate Labs • Other UG Information – Mrs. Tran Director of Scheduling and Outreach
Departmental structure • The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering administers two separately accredited degree programs: • Aerospace Engineering • BS, BSE-DE, ABM, MS, MS-DE, PhD • Mechanical Engineering • BS, BSE-DE, ABM, MS, MS-DE, PhD • A single department head and administrative structure directs the educational, research and outreach missions of these two closely related disciplines
(3-2-08) Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering are on the Rise… from US News and World Report • At the heart of many cutting edge technologies • The most popular UG engineering degree • 3rd most popular GR engineering degree • Over 16 thousand UG degrees awarded in 2008 • Critical to the 3 sectors critical to America’s future: • energy, security & defense, and healthcare • 4 main disciplines: thermodynamics & fluids, solid • mechanics, dynamics & controls, manufacturing • Producing among the most stable careers • in the nation Ewin Pritchard Advanced energy plug-in hybrid school bus
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering are on the Rise… MAE is the largest department in EngineeringMAE is the 2nd largest at NC State, making up 1/20th of the UG enrollment (The largest is business management) About 1400 undergraduate students:About 300 graduate students40 tenure-track faculty 7 lecturers, 1 teaching assistant professor, 18 staff
Engineering Building (EB) III 248,000 square feet 103M$ for building and infrastructure 80 laboratories Occupancy in July of 2010
Get involved! Professional Societies: ASME, AIAA, ASHRAE Honor Societies: PTS (ME), SGT (AE) Club activities: ARC, WMS Undergraduate Research
MAE Student Organizations • Aerial Robotics • Pres. Tim Joseytjjosey@ncsu.edu • VP J. B. Scoggins email@example.com • Advisor: Chuck Hall firstname.lastname@example.org • AIAA • Pres. Isaac Owolabiioowolab@ncsu.edu • VP Kevin Kennedy email@example.com • Advisor: Ashok Gopalarathnam firstname.lastname@example.org • ASHRAE • Pres. Christopher Dulincrdulin@ncsu.edu • VP Emily Rader email@example.com • Advisor :Steve Terry firstname.lastname@example.org • ASME • Pres. Scott Barnes email@example.com • VP Aaron Hover firstname.lastname@example.org • Advisor Jeff Eischen email@example.com
MAE Student Organizations (cont.) • Pi Tau Sigma • Pres. Myles Bohonmdbohon@ncsu.edu • VP Christian Daily firstname.lastname@example.org • Advisor: Greg Buckner email@example.com • Wolfpack Motorsports • Pres. Seth Chavka firstname.lastname@example.org • VP Jonathan Parker email@example.com • Advisor: Eric Klang firstname.lastname@example.org • Sigma Gamma Tau • Pres. Brett Pearce email@example.com • VP Lindsey Benner firstname.lastname@example.org • Advisor Kara Peters email@example.com • Weel/EcoCar • Pres. Adam Zipperer firstname.lastname@example.org • VP • Advisor Terry Gilbert email@example.com
University-Wide and DepartmentalHonors Programs AE and ME Requirements 1. The student must complete a total of 9 hours of honors classes. 2. At least 3 of the hours are an Undergraduate Thesis (MAE 496). 3. The other six hours are selected from any of the following: Additional thesis hours (MAE 586) , a graduate class in MAE, an undergraduate class in MAE taken at an honors level. Honors contract guidelines and forms are found at the MAE website. To qualify for admission, the student must have an overall 3.50 grade point average or better at the time of admission and complete a plan of work. Participation in the honors program can be a very positive experience and is highly encouraged.
Duke Energy Undergraduate Energy-Related Research Grants Supports 8 MAE students for conducting UG research in the broad area of energy under the supervision of a faculty mentor Each award consists of a $2000 stipend The awards are advertised in September.