Instructional shops


Composites Lab: Weekdays 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Machine Shop: Mon 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tues through Fri 9 a.m.–8 p.m.


Note: shop availability varies depending on scheduled lab classes and safety classes.


The Mechanical Engineering Department maintains a variety of fabrication and testing equipment for students and researchers. These resources allow students to put into practice concepts learned in the classroom, and the lab engineers are available to train users and consult about projects. Many of the larger pieces of equipment are available to all campus users, after receiving training by ME staff.

Student using machine shop equipment

Machine Shop

Machining equipment ranging from simple hand tools to CNC controlled mills and lathes.

Manager: Eamon McQuaide

Machine shop info

Composites Lab

Composites fabrication facility with autoclave, heated-platen press, and fabric cutter.

Manager: Michelle Hickner

Composites lab info

Test & Measurement

A testing facility with equipment for stress, load, and impact testing.

Manager: Bill Kuykendall

Test & measurement info