The Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics undergraduate curriculum gives our students hands-on, real world lab work in addition to a strong background in theoretical knowledge. The addition of interactive, design-centered assignments is creating educational experiences that are preparing Penn’s mechanical engineers for the problems they will solve in industry and research.

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Featured News

Igor Bargatin’s Light-Powered Levitation Among ‘Breakthroughs of the Year’ at Falling Walls Science Summit

Founded in 2009 in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the peaceful fall of the Berlin Wall, the Falling Walls Science Summit gathers innovative researchers and thinkers from around the world to discuss breakthrough ideas…This year, those attendees include 200 researchers, drawn from more than 1,000 nominations from 115 countries, who were selected as finalists for the “Science Breakthroughs of the Year.” One of those researchers is Igor Bargatin, Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. READ MORE | WATCH CLIP

Mission Unstoppable: Cynthia Sung

Cynthia Sung, Gabel Family Term Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, showcased her origami robots in an episode of Mission Unstoppable, a CBS program hosted by Miranda Cosgrove that celebrates women who have become superstars in STEM-related careers. WATCH A CLIP

IceBot Lands Guinness World Record

Mark Yim, Asa Whitney Professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the ModLab, along with ModLab grad student Devin Carroll, have designed a robot that can do exactly that with ice. And because it’s the first of its kind, IceBot has recently landed a place in the Guinness World Records. Read More


Data Science: Refining Data into Knowledge, Turning Knowledge into Action

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Investing in Penn’s Data Science Ecosystem

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Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Dedicates New Suite to Foundational Figures

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MEAM Events

MEAM Seminar: “Assembly Engineering of Patchy Particles into Complex Structures, and Beyond”

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MEAM Seminar: “‘Tiny-but-tough’ GaN- and Graphene-based Nanoelectronics for Extreme Harsh Environments”

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PICS Colloquium: “Taking a layman’s perspective to turbulence modeling”

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Welcome to Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) at Penn! We are a vibrant, dynamic, diverse, and interactive community. We focus on our high-caliber undergraduate and graduate programs, which combine rigorous education in the fundamentals with hands-on projects and research into novel problems and advanced applications.

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