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Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Marlene Tromp at the Boise State "B" installation
Join Boise State president Dr. Marlene Tromp for a ribbon-cutting and a student showcase. Read more about our event here.

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MBE in Action

Innovation Studio gets new lathe
The Engineering Innovation Studio welcomed the addition of a new Haas TL-1 CNC lathe. This finalizes the major equipment additions for the expansion of the shop space. Read more about the lathe and the Innovation Studio here. (191021)


Birks launches 2019 ORS workshop
Graduate student Scott Birks was the first speaker at the ORS 48th International Musculoskeletal Biology Workshop in Sun Valley, Idaho, July 25-28, 2019. Check out Scott’s research and award here. (190805)


Broncos score at SB3C
Dr. Trevor Lujan (Northwest Tissue Mechanics Laboratory) took three graduate students to this year’s Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference (SB3C) in Seven Springs, PA. Read about their presentations and awards here. (190802)


Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research features MBE student work
The Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Department is excited to see our students involved with at least 13 different poster presentations this year. See their research topics here. (190730)


Foundations of Systems Science and Engineering
Systems engineering is becoming more integrated for industries of all natures, from manufacturing to supply chain management to health care. Learn about systems and how they apply to you in your chosen field in ME 497/597 this fall. Read more about the course here. (190702)


Six honored with MBE, Boise State recognitions
The department was pleased to highlight the hard work of five students in areas of leadership, scholarship, and overall accomplishment. We are also excited by the selection of one of our ME students as a Top Ten Scholar and Spring Commencement speaker. Read about these outstanding students here. (190509)


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ME HPV team rocks E-Fest West event
After an absence of several years, Boise State once again entered a team in ASME’s Human-Powered Vehicle competition. Our team did well in several categories, placing 7th overall in the event. Read more about the HPV team here. (190328)


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MBE offerings for Fall 2019
The department is pleased to offer over two dozen electives for the coming fall, including new offerings in cyber-security (ME 337) and robust controls (ME 465). Check out the full listing here. (190318)


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Pakala named Outstanding Educator by ASEE
Krishna Pakala, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, recently was awarded the Outstanding New Mechanical Engineering Educator Award by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Mechanical Engineering (ME) division. More about the ASEE award here. (190308)


Microgravity Team once again makes NASA cut
Inventing a new tool isn’t easy. Inventing a new tool for use in outer space? Even more daunting. But that’s the task Boise State’s Microgravity Undergraduate Research Team is taking on through NASA’s Micro-g NExT challenge. The program invites undergraduate teams to design and build a tool that addresses a current space exploration challenge. More about the Microgravity team here. (190208)


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The B.S. program in mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.