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The University of Michigan Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) consistently ranks as one of the top five ME departments in the United States. Each year the Department serves more than 1,000 students. As a result, we are expanding and transforming our instructional and research programs to make the Department a continued leader and model for 21st-century mechanical engineering education. Central to our ongoing success is the generous support we receive from alumni and friends. Your support enables us to retain world-class faculty, produce cutting-edge research and train the next generation of leaders.
View looking southeast towards GG Brown addition
ME's Top Priority and Funding Need – The G.G. Brown Building Project
Mechanical Engineering education and research have progressed considerably since the George Granger Brown Memorial Laboratories (G.G. Brown) first opened in 1958.
Emerging areas of research in Mechanical Engineering such as bio- and micro-/nano-systems hold great promise for solving some of the world’s most pressing issues in energy, health, manufacturing, sustainability and transportation. The vision of the U-M ME department is to build critical mass and matrix that will crosslink new emerging fields with our strong core disciplines and actively define the future of mechanical engineering. Such a vision calls for new and updated facilities.
The new G.G. Brown Memorial Laboratories addition will transform the capabilities of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. This world-class research facility is dedicated to enabling transformative research activities where core mechanical engineering intersects with emerging technologies.
- $46 million project budget
- 62,500 square feet of modern research space for ME
- Includes a state-of-the-art ultra-low vibration facility
- Will qualify for LEED Silver Certification
- Creates synergistic, collaborative spaces and improves functionality in ME
- Anticipated completion in 2013-14
Individual and corporate support is a critical resource for obtaining the funding necessary to realize the addition.
Interested in learning more about the project or giving opportunities? Please contact Melanie Zauel at email@example.com or 734 647-7093.
World-class faculty are critical to carrying out our mission of providing exceptional educational experiences and pushing the boundaries of research at all levels. Financial support enables us to attract and retain the best faculty members from around the world.
Graduate Student Support
Graduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering become some of the most promising researchers and academic pacesetters of the future. Financial support helps the best and brightest students achieve their goals by easing the financial pressures of graduate education and allowing students to focus more fully on the demands of their coursework and research.
Students come to Michigan Mechanical Engineering for its outstanding academic reputation, legacy of impact, and enormous breadth of learning opportunities. Scholarship support allows students to take advantage of these benefits without accumulating large debt burdens. Freed from financial distractions, students are able to focus on their education with all the energy and attention this life-shaping endeavor deserves.