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Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Students studying Mechanical Engineering will work with faculty on topics ranging from energy conservation and environmental control to machine design, manufacturing and biomechanics.

Our mechanical engineering students are educated about the mechanics of solids and fluids, thermodynamics and heat transfer, as well as the science of materials and the principles and techniques of mechanical engineering design.

Hands-on projects, such as student-designed satellites; international projects through Engineers Without Borders; and participation in faculty research in brain injury mechanics, soft materials or structural control give our students opportunities to interact with peers and professors throughout our department, the university and global institutions.

To learn more, visit the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science website: mems.wustl.edu.















Student Profile: Colin Webb

  • Hometown: Wilmington, Illinois
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Extracurricular: Captain of the varsity football team, member of Phi Delta Theta, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, director of EN 120, intramural supervisor
  • Internships: Plant Engineering Intern with Exelon Nuclear, Management Development Intern with Starcon International
  • “Being a student athlete at Washington University has allowed me to play the sport I love while also receiving a world-class education. Balancing the two has equipped me with valuable skills that will benefit me for the rest of my life.”
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