In September 2003, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at City College of New York
in collaboration with ASME received a $1.5M grant from NSF to reform its curriculum.
The reform effort has three components, each designed to correspond to a current trend in the mechanical engineering profession. These
incorporation of emerging technologies such as, MEMS, Advanced Materials, Computer Aided Engineering (CAE),
Intelligent Systems/ Electronics, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Nontraditional Energy, into the curriculum;
new teaching methodologies focused on student learning and
recruitment and retention of students to help increase the emerging technological workforce for industry.
All the reform elements have been implemented.