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 are:

  • 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
  • enhanced efforts at recruitment and retention of students to help increase the emerging technological workforce for industry.
  • All the reform elements have been implemented.


    --> Poster presented at NSF meeting, May 17, 2006

    --> Teaching Workshop on May 5, 2006

    --> Poster exhibited at the International Mechanical Engineering Conference in Beijing, China (April, 2006)

    --> Teaching Workshop on April 15, 2005

    --> Poster exhibited at February,05 meeting


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