Stay connected. Get involved.
Alumni are an essential part of the ME Department, whether they graduated last year or 50 years ago. Mentoring students, supporting industry collaboration, and being part of the vision to expand UW ME’s facilities are ways alumni help shape the future of the department.
Mechanical Engineering events
- ME Graduate Seminar Series
- The graduate seminar series presents speakers of varied interests, industries, and professions.
- ME Chair's Distinguished Industry Lecture Series
- The Chair's Distinguished Industry Lecture Series is designed to expose faculty and students to the latest trends, research and problems facing a particular industry today; and for industry leaders to present their perspective on these engineering challenges.
- Albert Kobayashi Lecture Series, early fall quarter
- This lecture series was established to honor the work of Professor Albert Kobayashi, a world renowned expert in the fields of fracture mechanics, experimental stress analysis, and finite element analysis. His research has impacted the aerospace industry, the construction industry and healthcare. He is well-known internationally for his innovative "hybrid experimental and numerical method" for solving engineering problems. He has consulted with the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Propellant Laboratory and Boeing on issues of structural mechanics.
- Engineering Innovation in Health Fall Showcase
- The EIH Fall Showcase features the work of a dozen student teams that have been collaborating with clinical mentors throughout the quarter to define and solve unmet challenges in healthcare. Students will share lightning pitches and 6-7 teams are down-selected for continuation into winter and spring quarters.
- Senior Design Symposium, end of spring quarter
College of Engineering events
- Engineering Lecture Series
- The College of Engineering annually hosts a lecture series, where our distinguished faculty connect their current research with real world applications.
- Engineering Exploration Night
- Engineering Exploration Night connects engineering alumni and students to discuss engineering careers and fields. Students have an opportunity to "speed date" with alumni from all UW engineering departments. This popular and fun night for alumni and students usually occurs in January.
- Discovery Days
- At Engineering Discovery Days, students and faculty from all UW engineering departments share their work with students, teachers, families and the community.
Stay current on department news
- The MEssenger newsletter
- The ME department’s bi-annual alumni newsletter features the ME community and covers students, faculty research and discoveries, alumni news and more. Subscribe to The MEssenger
- Department News
- Stay up-to-date on departmental news.
- Update your contact information
- Stay in touch by filling out the alumni contact form. Please also use the form to update your contact information after moving.
- In-class projects
- Provide case studies, presentations and guest lectures.
- Resume assistance
- Participate in events and panels to provide resume and interview feedback and best practices.
- Engineering Exploration Night
- Talk with students one-on-one about engineering careers.
- Senior Design Project ("Capstone" Project)
- Sponsor a team of students working on a capstone design project, or volunteer to evaluate projects.
- Share a day in your life with a fellow Dawg by participating in UW's job shadowing program.
- Connect with Career Center @ Engineering
- Provide mentoring support or internship opportunities for current engineering students.
Support future mechanical engineers
- Make a gift online
- Learn more about gift opportunities and the impact of your financial support on students and programs.