Engineers design and build things. Practically every company that designs and produces a product employs a mechanical engineer. But mechanical engineers can also be found in research labs, the military, government, and in other professions such as medicine, law or teaching.  When a need comes about for a new or improved product, companies call upon mechanical engineers to do the job. Engineers have to push beyond the limits of their previous work and use innovative technology to meet project requirements successfully.  They are critical in all kinds of manufacturing, especially at the earliest stages when products and processes are being created and refined. Manufacturing engineering jobs require technical skills and knowledge, attention to detail, and creativity.  Working as an engineer in manufacturing, you gain all the professional advantages of working in an increasingly high-tech industry plus solving problems that affect your community and the world. You also have the personal satisfaction of contributing to a key sector of the economy.

Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Don Blank

Don Blank grew up in India. His father, who moved to India as a Fulbright scholar, taught at Indian Universities and eventually started a business there. Don Blank didn't move to the United States until two months before he started his freshman year at Miami.

So how did he end up in Oxford, Ohio?

His high school counselor recommended Miami University to him when he was applying for schools in the U.S.  Miami’s reputation for strong undergraduate teaching appealed to him...

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Craig Hanson's materials research might affect how we study DNA

Craig Hanson’s material science research could have long-lasting impacts in the way we study DNA.

The junior engineering management and manufacturing engineering double major is studying how different manufacturing parameters can affect polycarbonate glass’ usability in DNA microarrays.

He works under the guidance of Muhammad Jahan, assistant professor in the mechanical and manufacturing engineering department.

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Student Spotlight: Kayla Knowles

Kayla Knowles does a little bit of everything.

Knowles interned at Schneider Electric and Avery Dennison, where she has developed her skills as both a manufacturing and a process engineer.

She is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Miami University’s only engineering honors society. She is also a Tri-Delta sorority sister, with whom she helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for St. Jude Children’s research hospital.


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Winners of the Senior Design Expo

  • MME: “Size Optimization of EpiPen” by Andrew Garcia, Morgan Humphreys, Joshua Peak, Gretchen Thomas
  • CPB: “Building Enclosure and Control System for Artificial Respiratory Device Setup” by Alex Demers, Jiafeng Wang, and Ethan Wolf
  • CSE: “Accessibility Map Application” by Emily Richmond, Natalia Jardack, Allison Cline, and Ryan Potts
  • ECE: “Security and Spoofing in Data Transmission” by Amanda Ryerse, Adam Stroh, and Scott Lee
  • MUCAT Design Competition: “Visually Impaired Mobility System” by Shifan “Oliver” Luo, Nicole Sherman, Carlos Garcia-Fuentes, and Rachel Kevdzija
  • ECSC Choice: “Orange Peel-Based Adsorbents for the Removal of Heavy Metals from Water” by Alyssa Visalli, Rachel Anderson, Griffin Turnbull, and Itoro Akpakpan


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