Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

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Fully accredited engineering programs

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All three engineering programs at the University of Washington Bothell — Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering — have been accredited for the next six years.  Read the full article here.

Dr. Shima Abadi Receives ONR Research Grant 

July 12, 2019

The Navy’s science arm, the Office of Naval Research (ONR), has awarded Dr. Shima Abadi $850,000 over three years to research underwater noise off the Northwest coast. For the research titled “Data-Driven Analysis and Prediction of Ocean Ambient Noise in the Northeast Pacific Ocean Continental Slope,” Abadi will analyze acoustic data recorded by hydrophones in the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). Read the full article here.

ASME Newsletter 

This month's ASME newsletter includes upcoming ASME tours & events, internship opportunities, and relevant engineering news. Please take note of upcoming events that you'd like to participate in, and sign up for upcoming tours.

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Class of 2018 has Graduated!

The Mechanical Engineering graduating group of 2018 looking excited for the camera

Congratulations on your graduation!! On June 10, we held our 27th Commencement Ceremony of the University of Washington Bothell and our third Mechanical Engineering class graduation. The Class of 2018, received their BSME diplomas.

Capstone projects are the highlight of students' learning experience and project-based education with community and local companies. Students got the opportunity to present their projects to faculty, friends, family, and industry sponsors on June 8th. The Mechanical Engineering industrial advisory board (MEAB) members also participated as a panel of judges and assessed the completion of the student projects. Great job, everyone!!

PACCAR Panel Discussion

January 8, 2018

Engineers from PACCAR were on campus for an open discussion on Engineering in the automotive industry. PACCAR is the parent organization of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks.

Hosted by Society of Manufacturing Engineers at UW Bothell

Fully accredited engineering programs

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The computer engineering and mechanical engineering programs at University of Washington Bothell have received their first full accreditation from ABET, the accrediting agency for programs in natural science, computing and engineering. Read the full accreditation article here.

UWB STEM School Researchers Receive NSF MRI Award

September 5, 2017

Please join the school of STEM in congratulating Seungkeun Choi (PI) and his co-investigators, Hung Cao, Cassandra Wright, and Kristina Hillesland in their NSF MRI award, MRI: Acquisition of a Scanning Electron Microscope to Enhance Undergraduate Research Training in the Engineering and Science, received on 09/06/2017. The NSF MRI program provides funds for major equipment purchases. This will provide our UG students a wonderful opportunity to work on a SEM in their UG research experiences and aid our faculty in their research efforts. Learn about the NSF award details

Faculty Project Receives Amazon Catalyst Award for Innovation in Assistive Technoloty

September 5, 2017

Professor Yoon and his team have been selected to receive an Amazon Catalyst grant in support of their project titled “Modular kit development for the safe and easy use of public restrooms for wheelchair Patients.” This grant is made possible through a collaboration between the University of Washington and Amazon. The team will develop a smart, multifunctional wheelchair system based on a modular do-it-yourself kit, allowing wheelchair-bound patients the safe and easy use of public restrooms with $35,000 for a grant period of 12 months. 

Professor Collins to be elected as President-Elect of WSPE

September 1, 2017

Congrats to ME professor Steve Collins for being elected as the President-elect of the Washington Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE)! Also, he was appointed as International Affiliated Fellow at Japan’s National Institute of Science and Technology Policy for the period 4/17 - 3/18. Professor Collins will travel to Japan 9/4 - 9/15 to initiate research collaboration on the status of science and technology resources and policy assessment. Many things to celebrate!resources and policy assessment. Many things to celebrate!

Building a Biodigester as a Teaching Tool


June 28, 2017

Farmer Frog, a nonprofit educational farm in Woodinville, has added a biodigester to its teaching tools thanks to a capstone project by two University of Washington Bothell mechanical engineering students. Read More...


Students Build Mars Robot for NASA Contest

May 1, 2017

Trickfire Robotics, a college robotics team under the School of STEM, is working hard to get their robot robot to the NASA Robotic Mining Competition (RMC) at the Kenney Space Center in Florida in May. Read More...


 First Hackathon in series targets campus garden

April 28, 2017

The first in a planned series of University of Washington Bothell community hackathons aims to make improvements at the garden sprouting on campus . Read More...


Two mechanical engineering students have been named to 2017's Husky 100!!!

April 1, 2017

The Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and gradaute students from three campuses in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW. Two mechanical engineering students, Matt Dunaway and  Randa Mustafa, were selected as part of the Husky 100 Class of 2017. Read More about Matt. Read More about Randa.

Cross-discipline, community hackathons coming

January 27, 2017

Hackathons at the UW Bothell Makerspace are expanding beyond problem-solving binges into experiences that direct diverse disciplines to solve community needs.  Read More...

SME Industry Panel

December 5, 2016

We, the officers of the UW Bothell chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), believe networking to be the top priority of our club. In consideration of this, we have invited local industry representatives to participate in a panel on our campus. The topic of discussion will be internships, the needs of the panelists, advice that can aid students pursuing internships, and advice on how our students can take full advantage of an internship.

Please come prepared with a reviewed Resume / CV. There will be an opportunity after the panel to meet with company representatives for one on one questions and resume review. I would also suggest having your elevator pitch ready to go. Please contact the UWB Career Center for assistance getting prepared for Internship Season.

Our club officers have donated their membership refunds in order to provide refreshments for attendees. All attendees will be asked to consider joining our professional society so we can continue to provide these opportunities.

  • Time: Monday, December 5, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PST) 
  • Location: Maker Space


UW MTS Student Chapter Event/Mixer

A "Mix-giving" celebration of fall and ocean technology designed to get students and professional in the region talking about all things marine technology related!! Read More...

Computer code and your career

Nov 14, 2016

Have you wondered why CSS161 is a degree requirement for mechanical engineering? Have you been told knowing how to code will enhance your career but don't know where to start? Read More...


Ocean Engineering Minor featured in UWB NEWS

September 19, 2016

Three students in a marine engineering course last spring designed a platform in a community-based learning and research project with Teledyne BlueView, a Bothell sonar products company owned by Teledyne Technologies, a global industrial company. Read More...


Graduating Class of 2016!!

June 12, 2016

Congratulations on you graduation!! On June 12, we held our 25th Commencement Ceremony of the University of Washington Bothell and our first 28 Mechanical Engineering graduates, The Class of  2016, received their BSME diplomas. Read More...


Mar 28, 2016

No experience nessecary, but feel free to stop by the space to learn some how to use some of the machines before-hand. It will be a fun day of rapid design, teamwork and making. Space is limited, so sign up now! 

Roach to talk about engineering

Mar 5, 2016

Zebrick plans to share his experience gained from a wide variety of companies and fields of engineering. As many of our students begin the search for our first engineering job, Zebrick will discuss advantages and disadvantages associated with choosing a specific field or company. Read More...


Student Advocacy and The Road to Inspiring Excellence: UWB ASME Student Chapter

Jan 18, 2016

The University of Washington Bothell’s new Mechanical Engineering program is rapidly developing into an exemplary engineering education . The small class sizes, the drive to encourage students to fully consider the impacts of their engineering choices and the unwavering commitment to technical and creative excellence sets the experience apart from many other  campuses. Read More...