Mechanical Science and Engineering

Stories of women in MechSE

We’ve collected stories below from some alumnae and students in MechSE. Read them to learn how these engineers apply their Illinois Engineering education in their community and around the world.

Alumnae Stories

Alison Dunn

Amy Wagoner Johnson, Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler, and Iwona Jasiuk

Amy Mueller

Betty Lou Bailey

Karen Thole

Kimmi Slaughter

Mariana Kersh

Melanie Willi

Naira Hovakimyan

Nishana Ismail

Ritu Raman

Samantha Knoll

Tami Bond

Student stories:

Kellie Halloran

Jen Yee Ko

Mechanical Science and Engineering (MechSE)

Among the most diverse of the engineering fields, MechSE applies mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles to study forces acting on bodies of solid or fluid material, and the resulting dynamic motion of those bodies. These principles are used to design and control machines and systems that create motion, apply loads, transport matter and energy, and convert one form of energy to another. The department offers one bachelor in Engineering Mechanics (EM) and one bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (ME).

MechSE graduates work in such fields as:

  • Manufacturing, energy and transportation
  • Aerospace
  • Defense and security
  • Computer software and electronics
  • Automotives
  • Environment
  • Health and biological engineering
  • Research and development

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