Interested in Joining Independent Research?

Here are some suggestions:

1. Hands on Research Opportunities for Undergrads and M.Eng:

2.  Search faculty profiles for research interests:

3.  Contact faculty member and specify your interests.

4. After the faculty member has agreed to you joining their research, see Emily in 108 Upson to register.  There is no pre-enrollment for research.  You can sign-up for MAE 4900, which may be used to satisfy the technical elective and/or for advisor approved electives (with your faculty advisor’s approval).  For the technical elective description and other MechE program details, see:

5.  If you wish to use research to satisfy the senior design requirement, you would enroll in MAE 4291, which is research with a senior design report due at the end of the semester.  You are recommended to have at least one semester of MAE 4900, research, prior to enrolling in MAE 4291.  Speak with your research advisor for advice. For senior design information:


Interested in Farm Machinery or Sustainability for Organic Food?

Research begins this semester, MAE 4900, and can be also used next semester to fulfill the M.E. senior design or research requirement.  M.Eng. or seniors.  For details, contact Professor Paul Dawson,


For Unaffiliated Students: Thinking of Joining MechE? Info Session Oct 28 4:30 in Phillips 101 (note revised room)

Come to a special MechE Information Session   Date/Time/Location of Info Session: Monday, October 28, from 4:30-5:30pm in  Phillips 101 (note revised room) 

 This Info Session will focus on how to design your MechE curriculum.  The following faculty and staff will be presenting: 

  • Opening Remarks: Professor Wolfgang Sachse, Director Undergraduate Studies, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  •  Professor Hod Lipson will talk about the value of research and how to prepare for graduate school.  He will be teaching MAE 2250 in the Spring.
  • Matt Ulinski, Director of MAE M.Eng., and Judy Thoroughman, administrator of the M.Eng. program, will provide information on MAE Early M.Eng. and M.Eng.    
  • Mark Savage, Director of Engineering Career Services, will talk about Co-op, resumes, Career Fair, and internships.
  • Nanette Peterson, MechE Undergraduate Coordinator, will show students various flow charts illustrating different paths to graduation, including Cornell Abroad, Co-op, Early M.Eng. and Minors.

Date/Time/Location of Info Session: Monday, October 28, from 4:30-5:30pm in Phillips 101