Giving Online to the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Our alumni and friends provide essential support for the Department of Mechanical Engineering teaching programs and research enterprise.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has an award winning, diverse group of faculty which includes National Academy of Engineering members, Guggenheim Fellows, Sloan Fellows, NSF CAREER awardees, and Professional Society awardees and fellows.  Nearly all of our undergraduate and graduate courses are taught by this distinguished group of ladder faculty.  We offer an education that prepares our students to become leaders of the engineering profession and one which empowers them to engage in a lifetime of learning and achievement.  UC Santa Barbara Mechanical Engineering alumni can be counted among the ranks of CEO's, Company Founders, Professors, and successful employees at many major corporations.  They are entrepreneurs, engineers, inventors, designers, educators, and more.

Our department has an extremely strong presence in Systems Biology, which allows us to gain understanding about how biological processes function, and ultimately, can be controlled.  This understanding can revolutionize everything from how to perform better to disease prevention/treatment.  Additionally, our focus on energy efficiency also draws from Dynamics/Control, MEMS, Fluids, etc. in its quest to develop strategies for energy savings in buildings and energy harvesting stray sources.  The outstanding educational and research opportunities in our department are further enhanced by the many interdisciplinary activities that abound at UC Santa Barbara.

Please make your annual gift to the Department of Mechanical Engineering today - every dollar makes a difference.

For more information about supporting the Department of Mechanical Engineering, please contact Beth Ptalis Hough at or 805-893-5198.

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