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Title: STUDENT ORIENTATION September 2, 2009


1
STUDENT ORIENTATION September 2, 2009
  • WELCOME TO MAE!

2
Agenda
  • Welcome Dr. Silverberg
  • Associate Head and Director of UG
    Programs
  • Advising Dr. Tran
  • Director of UG Advising and Curricula
  • Other UG Information
  • Mrs. Tran
  • Director of Scheduling
    and Outreach

3
Departmental structure
  • The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace
    Engineering administers two separately accredited
    degree programs
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • BS, BSE-DE, ABM, MS, MS-DE, PhD
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • BS, BSE-DE, ABM, MS, MS-DE, PhD
  • A single department head and administrative
    structure directs the educational, research and
    outreach missions of these two closely related
    disciplines

4
(3-2-08)
Mechanical Aerospace Engineering are on the
Rise from US News and World Report (3-2-08)
  • At the heart of many cutting edge technologies
  • The most popular UG engineering degree
  • 3rd most popular GR engineering degree
  • Over 16 thousand UG degrees awarded in 2006
  • Critical to the 3 sectors critical to Americas
    future
  • energy, security defense, and healthcare
  • 4 main disciplines thermodynamics fluids,
    solid
  • mechanics, dynamics controls, manufacturing
  • Producing among the most stable careers
  • in the nation
  • Ewin Pritchard
  • Advanced energy plug-in hybrid school bus

5
MAE is the largest department in Engineering MAE
is the 2nd largest at NC State, making up 1/20th
of the UG enrollment (The largest is business
management) In Fall 08 1405 undergraduates
418 AE and 987 ME 246 graduate students 38
tenure-track faculty (3 new tenure-track
faculty/yr planned), 7 lecturers, 1 teaching
assistant professor, 18 staff
Mechanical Aerospace Engineering are on the
Rise
6
Engineering Building (EB) III
  • 248,000 square feet
  • 103M for building
  • and infrastructure
  • 80 laboratories
  • Expected occupancy
  • in August of 2010

7
Get involved!
  • Professional Societies ASME, AIAA, ASHRAE
  • Honor Societies PTS (ME), SGT (AE)
  • Club activities ARC, WMS
  • Undergraduate Research

8
MAE Student Organizations
  • Aerial Robotics
  • Pres. Tim Josey tjjosey_at_ncsu.edu
  • VP J. B. Scoggins jbscoggi_at_ncsu.edu
  • Advisor Chuck Hall chall_at_skyraider.mae.ncsu.edu
  • AIAA
  • Pres. Isaac Owolabi ioowolab_at_ncsu.edu
  • VP Kevin Kennedy kmkenne3_at_ncsu.edu
  • Advisor Ashok Gopalarathnam agopalar_at_ncsu.edu
  • ASHRAE
  • Pres. Christopher Dulin crdulin_at_ncsu.edu
  • VP Emily Rader errader_at_ncsu.edu
  • Advisor Steve Terry sdterry_at_ncsu.edu
  • ASME
  • Pres. Scott Barnes sdbarne2_at_ncsu.edu
  • VP Aaron Hover amhover_at_ncsu.edu
  • Advisor Jeff Eischen eischen_at_ncsu.edu

9
MAE Student Organizations (cont.)
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Pres. Myles Bohon mdbohon_at_ncsu.edu
  • VP Christian Daily cmdaily_at_ncsu.edu
  • Advisor Greg Buckner greg_buckner_at_ncsu.edu
  • Wolfpack Motorsports
  • Pres. Seth Chavka sdchavka_at_ncsu.edu
  • VP Jonathan Parker jdparke3_at_ncsu.edu
  • Advisor Eric Klang klang_at_ncsu.edu
  • Sigma Gamma Tau
  • Pres. Brett Pearce mbpearce_at_ncsu.edu
  • VP Lindsey Benner lrbenner_at_ncsu.edu
  • Advisor Kara Peters kjpeters_at_ncsu.edu
  • Weel/EcoCar
  • Pres. Adam Zipperer arzipper_at_gmail.com
  • VP
  • Advisor Terry Gilbert terry_gilbert_at_ncsu.edu

10
University-Wide and Departmental Honors Programs
  • AE and ME Requirements
  • 1. The student must complete a total of 9 hours
    of honors classes.
  • 2. At least 3 of the hours are an Undergraduate
    Thesis (MAE 496).
  • 3. The other six hours are selected from any of
    the following
  • Additional thesis hours (MAE 586) , a graduate
    class in MAE, an undergraduate class
  • in MAE taken at an honors level.
  • Honors contract guidelines and forms are found
    at the MAE website.
  • To qualify for admission, the student must have
    an overall 3.50 grade point average or better at
    the time of admission and complete a plan of
    work.
  • Participation in the honors program can be a very
  • positive experience and is highly encouraged.

11
Duke Energy Undergraduate Energy-Related Research
Grants
  • Supports 8 MAE students for conducting UG
    research in the broad area of energy under the
    supervision of a faculty mentor
  • Each award consists of a 2000 stipend
  • The awards are advertised in September.
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