Department News

Check our news page often to keep up with the latest news, achievements, research and student successes here at Western Michigan University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

 Most recent news

Technology creates new layer of safety for people with visual impairments

Mechanical Engineering Alum named FEMA Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer

Autonomous vehicle research rolling onto WMU campus

College awarded $40,000 grant from DENSO for STEM education

Experiences gained at WMU inspire grad to launch business

Out-of-this-world internship launches alum toward astronaut goal

High school students win impressive engineering competitions under WMU professor’s guidance

WMU Aerospace Engineering students win poster competition at the Michigan Space Forum

Alum over the moon after winning prize in NASA challenge

WMU helps design driverless VA shuttle

WMU included in $2.2 million state grant to enhance mobility for veterans


Student success stories

Student soars high with aircraft demonstration

Entrepreneurs head to pitch competition with Speed E-Box

Mechanical engineering students pitch, place and take home awards

SAE Baja vehicle shreds the track in the Blizzard Baja

Formula SAE vehicle to hit the track at Fiat Chrysler before competition

Two awarded Tau Beta Pi Scholarships

Mechanical engineers take a spin in Kalamazoo's Holiday Parade

Formula FSAE team off to a fast start

Brower receives scholarship from gear industry organization

Brueshaber awarded prestigious NASA fellowship

Engineering students develop high-tech motorcycle safety device

Entrepreneurial engineer wins $10,000 award for software program

Matthew Baird receives NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

Student finalist in international innovation challenge


Department News Stories

Shrestha receives Fulbright award

Student receives scholarship from gear industry

NSF grant allows important materials research

Corporate and University Partnerships Better Equip Future Engineers

Alexander Porter inducted into the Alumni Excellence Academy

Welcome to new faculty

New agreement helps Kellogg Community College graduates transfer to WMU's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering programs

Kujawski receives ADVANCE grant

Liou receives grant from Georgeau Construction Research Center

Thannhauser receives WMU 2018 Distinguished Service Award

Lee to present at Northwestern University

Dr. Roger Veldman inducted into the Alumni Excellence Academy

2016-2017 graduate student award recipients

Liou presents at Penn State

Naghshineh named chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering department

Liu develops innovative, efficient way to harness wind power

DENSO North America Foundation awards $50,000 grant

Lee authors Thermoelectrics: Design and Materials

NSF $452,399 award to bring state-of-the-art instrument to WMU

Auto lab upgrades make it a premier teaching and research facility

Dr. Richard Meyer joins mechanical engineering department

University nanoSatellite program p-spec mission

Up, up and away

WMU's 3D virtual labs provide hands-on learning around the world

Dr. D. Kujawski's Research

Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur's research

Dr. William Liou's research

News from Dr. Claudia Fajardo-Hansford

Study of blind cane vibration

Study of anthropogenic noise on songbird behavior


Department Newsletters

2019-2020 department newsletter

2018-2019 department newsletter

2017-2018 department newsletter

2016-2017 department newsletter

2015-2016 department newsletter