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Department ofMechanical Engineering


Mechanical engineering includes all aspects of design, development, control, and manufacture of mechanical systems and energy conversion systems.

Mechanical engineering is essential to the proper design and manufacture of nearly every physical product in our modern world. As such, mechanical engineers are a fundamental resource for most industries, and they work in interdisciplinary environments. Mechanical engineers must have the ability to see broad perspectives across disciplines and industries and yet solve very local and specialized problems.

The undergraduate curricu­lum addresses the education and training of mechanical engineering students and concentrates on two technical areas:

  1. Design and analysis of thermofluid systems for effective use of energy; and
  2. Design, analysis, and control of mechanical systems including the study of materials used in engineering.

Educational efforts are chan­neled to expand the skills of prospective engineers not only in understanding funda­mentals but also in developing competence in analyzing engineering systems.

Senior Design Project Proposal

Junior Convocation 2018

  • Check out the descriptions of the past Senior Design Projects below and discuss with faculty (make an appointment). 
  • Submit a proposal to the Department office via email by Frday, June 15, 2018
    • Project description
    • Itemized deliverable goals
    • Student team (include resumes for each member)
    • Estimated cost
    • Requested advisor (much more likely if you have met with advisor)
  • Projects start only with the commitment of an advisor and department approval.  Some projects have special rules.
  • We may send back projects based on questions raised or need for details to be specified.  You may submit a draft proposal
  • Two teams could potentially do the same project

Senior Design Thesis

Thesis Writing Information:
Department Specific Guidelines:
Thesis Submission Information:
  • Step 1: Submit your completed thesis to your department for review and approval. Please speak with your department (and/or advisor) for specific submission instructions and deadlines if not already listed in the Department Specific Guidelines section above.

ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge - ASME's international Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the application of sound engineering design principles in the development of sustainable and practical transportation alternatives.In the HPVC, students work in teams to design and build efficient, highly engineered vehicles for everyday use—from commuting to work, to carrying goods to market.”

SAE Mini Baja - To design and build a vehicle that can be qualified to compete in the Baja SAE competition.

Team Scrub - Create a device that will automatically clean the writing space in a classroom. Interested in working with a COEN and/or ELEN student? The final device might be integrated with other classroom features so that it can be operated through the same user interface that controls all 7 projectors in the room. Ideal for 3–4 MECH students
plus students from other departments depending on overall scope.

—Team 2018°C - Are you looking for the ultimate challenge in your senior design project? If so, then Dr. Marks has just the project for you. A few years ago SCU purchased a state-of-the-art servo-hydraulic mechanical testing machine (see Figure). However, Dr. Marks has always had in mind the idea of doing more than mechanical tests at room temperature. His vision is to outfit the apparatus with a furnace capable of reaching temperatures of ≈2000°C. Not only would this enable testing of materials under extreme conditions, the mechanical tester could also serve as a hot press, enabling us to process specialized materials onsite via powder metallurgy or similar processes. Dr. Marks has worked extensively with similar equipment throughout graduate school and knows the requirements and vendors for several components of such a device (see figure). This project is ideal for a group of 6–8 highly motivated students who are ready to start designing the product this summer.

Project Space - Construct a prototype to remove dust and deposits from the surface of solar panels (photovoltaic, or PV, modules) in order to improve their power output in large and small-scale applications. We are interested in developing and testing a smaller-scale version of the device to improve the cleaning mechanism and to create a standard engineering test that can be used world-wide to develop better PV panel coatings and cleaning techniques. This may involve shortening the existing prototype to assess the performance of different cleaning approaches and cleaning brush materials (from the 2016 team that made their own prototype).The goal would then be to scale the system up to the size of standard solar panels and to make it cost effective and reliable. The team would apply and utilize skills in Materials Science, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering. 

Marine Projects - Students interested combining a design project with undergraduate-level research in control systems can join one of our marine robotic systems teams, all of which continue to design/extend existing robots, which include undersea robots & robotic boats. These systems perform real-world missions, and they are being specifically used to demonstrate new control system architectures, such as controlling robots to move in formations and to collaboratively perform advanced applications.

Spacecraft & Mission Control - This project would allow students to develop a new small satellite and or control four new NASA satellites. The team would apply and utilize skills in controls, software, structure and thermal.

Aerial Vehicles - Work on advanced sensors & control systems. Customers: wineries, inspection services

Land Vehicles - Work on autonomous systems & tele-operation. Previous projects have included: Gator-class “car” & rovers.

Auxetic Energy Absorbers - Design an auxetic strap material structure and possibly use geometry/attachment to achieve effective mechanical properties supporting customer requirements. Fabricate, mechanically test, and trade several candidate structures. Perform analysis on their design. Build a prototype pack and test against customer requirements.

3D Printed Carbon Fiber Bicycle Frame - Santa Clara-based AREVO Inc. has developed a unique Robot-Based Additive Manufacturing Platform (RAMP) for fabricating components with strong physical characteristics using advanced, high-performance composite materials. One application that AREVO would like to target are light weight bicycle frames. We would like to engage with a small team of creative engineering students to design a bicycle frame that is amenable to 3D printer technology. Scope of the project includes conceptual design, structural analysis and printing of complete (or partial) frame on one of our systems. Design and performance parameters include weight, strength, stiffness and cost. The work will first involve a CAD/CAE study of the feasibility using CAD and finite element modeling of the frame. AREVO will supply mentoring in all phases of the project along with manufacturing capabilities and a reasonable stipend to cover miscellaneous costs. Interested students (or teams) should contact Pete Woytowitz (

Advisor: Christopher Kitts

RSL Rover - ATV that has been converted to drive-by-wire and drive-by-wireless by a current capstone team.  The new opportunity is to build on this by adding in new autonomous capabilities for navigation.

Building a new small satellite and/or its subsystems, to include a pointing control subsystems - The development of small satellite subsystems (and possibly our own complete small satellite), to include work on a electromagnetic torque and/or a reaction wheel system for pointing control as well as a thermal control system. This project may also include design of new satellite structure (possibly a 3D printed structure), etc.

Marine robotics autopilots - Autopilot and advanced automation for boats and/or underwater robots. To begin, we may be developing a boat autopilot for a commercial partner. In addition, we will probably also be extending the automated naavigation capabilities of the current MARV boat so that it can do things beyond simply mowing the lawn, which it can do based on the current team's work. These advanced capabilities include things like planning its own routes, avoiding obstacles, detecting problems and signaling a remote operator, etc. Finally, currently do depth and heading control, but we're interested in adding more advanced capabilities such as underwater waypoint navigation, path control, altitude control, etc.

Automated control of bioprinters – This will significantly extend the capability of a bioprinter being developed by a commercial partner. We will be rebuilding all of the standard motion control portions of such a printer, controlling the flow of the biological material out of nozzle, controlling automated camera operation as a form of instrumentation control.

Advanced UAV controllers – The development of novel outdoor UAV controllers for real field missions.

Large antenna pointing control system – The development of improved antenna pointing systems (2 DOF trajectory control) to support satellite communications, with partners from NASA. This may evolve into a small production run commercial product.

Multi-robot control – Control of multi-robot clusters, to include clusters of quadcopters, groups of land rovers, fleets of robotic kayaks, and/or schools of underwater robots. Note that the underwater robots testbed is a simulator for a satellite formation flying project that we hope to conduct on the International Space Station. The multi-robot work would normally be conduected with partners from NOAA, MBARI and NASA.

Advisor: Tim Hight

Rowing system for one-handed sculling - A system is desired to allow disabled rowers to enjoy the sport of sculling.

Advisor: Rob Golterman

The Poverty Crusher – Continue the design of a superior, cost effective, human-powered rock crusher to help improve the lives of the women in Nepal who crush rocks by hammer for a subsistence living. May include travel to Birendranagar, Nepal


Advisor: Drazen Fabris

ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge

UAVs - 1 ongoing project on UAVs for medical deliveries - new platform design is an option.  Another project on using UAVs for specific field missions, potentially with new navigation techniques and multiple UAVs flying together.  We currently are developing new capabilities to provide real-world serves for the SCU Facilities Department, for a local winery, etc.

“ASME's international Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the application of sound engineering design principles in the development of sustainable and practical transportation alternatives.In the HPVC, students work in teams to design and build efficient, highly engineered vehicles for everyday use—from commuting to work, to carrying goods to market.”

Advisor: Christopher Kitts

RSL Rover - ATV that has been converted to drive-by-wire and drive-by-wireless by a current capstone team.  The new opportunity is to build on this by adding in new autonomous capabilities for navigation.

NASA Mission Control - we currently control 4 orbiting NASA satellites and more are manifested for launch within the next year.  Project opportunities include tracking systems, expanding the capabilities of our mobile control station, performing satellite analysis, etc.  We are also developing our own small satellite subsystems for an advanced flight demonstration of autonomous mission control.  Another opportunity involves control systems development for a SPHERES International Space Station experiment.  All three opportunities would involve working with graduate students.

Marine robotics - The first opportunity involves extending the capabilities of a new tethered underwater robot - potentially to include development of a peripheral (like a manipulator, sampler or coring system) or the ability to work autonomously with a group of underwater robots.  The second opportunity is the continued development of a deep sea biosphere instrument (that will most likely discover new forms of life and new compounds); this will operate at 6,000 m below sea level and will be dropped into the Earth's crust another 1,000 m.  Another possible opportunity involves the development of an autonomous underwater vehicle and/or the development of a hybrid aerial/marine vehicle.

Automated weed removal – The use of automated systems with mechanical and software subsystems that will work together to make the weed removal process on a vineyard more efficient. This will hopefully reduce the need for manual labor and pesticides on top of improving production rates.

Advisor: Mohammad Ayoubi

Shaker Table Control System – Control system design and simulation with the goal of designing, building, implementing, and testing an active motion control system for an existing seismic shaker table.

Sunplanter - The design and construction of a demonstration, intelligent, tilt axis solar panel array, which also showcases some other amenities (lighting, speakers, etc.), and is portable, is desired. The intelligent control system would demonstrate single axis solar tracking as well as various preset modes (entertainment, rain cover, watch sunset, etc. ...) and manual rotation through a simple and robust programmable control system (Arduino platform).

Advisor: Tim Hight

Legacy Borehole - Design, fabricate and test a new automated borehole platform for assessing the chemical, hydrologic, and microbial conditions of the basaltic crust through the utilization of roughly 54 legacy boreholes worldwide.

Other Potential Continuation projects

The Poverty Crusher – Continue the design of a superior, cost effective, human-powered rock crusher to help improve the lives of the women in Nepal who crush rocks by hammer for a subsistence living. May include travel to Birendranagar, Nepal

AkaBot – system to create 3D printer filament from used water bottles for NGO in Uganda.

Solar Water Purification system – use concentrated solar thermal energy to boil and purify brackish water.

Small Wind Turbine – create a shrouded system for small wind turbines to increase power output

Head Injury Prevention – create wearable acceleration sensor to monitor concussion-like trauma for sports without helmets

Last Mile Vaccine Transport – further develop a mobile refrigeration system to hold temperature of vaccines within strict limits while delivering to remote villages

Musical for CP Patients – create a musical reward system in conjunction with CIMT therapy to help Cerebral Palsy patients.

Advisor: Robert Marks

 Omoverhi, which means “lucky baby” in a native Nigerian language, is a project aimed at developing a low-cost and off-grid incubator for premature infants in underdeveloped parts of the world. The 2012-2013 team has redesigned the incubator, focusing mainly on cost and materials accessibility issues; however, development of an off-grid power source and energy storage remains a challenge. Prior teams stored energy in the form of latent heat associated with the melting transformation in a parafin wax. However, when consuming this energy, the wax re-solidifies, producing a barrier to heat transport (no convection in solids) into the water used as the incubator’s heat source. Ideas to circumvent these issues have included geometrically constraining the wax so that many channels of water may flow by the wax.

Centrifuge for the Materials Lab - This project would be suitable for a group of seniors with expertise in the following areas: (1) dynamics/vibrations, (2) controls, possibly with the assistance of an ELEN, (3) continuum mechanics/mechanical design FEM, and (4) to a lesser extend fluid dynamics/sedimentation.

The idea is to construct something comparable to a commercially available centrifuge having capacity for ≈2 L of a liquid suspension and capable of reaching rotational speeds up to 15,000 rpm (25,000XG). The model I used in grad school only reached 6,000 rpm, and we actually only ran it at about 1,000 rpm, so if they were able to achieve 1,000 rpm, I would consider it a success.

Some individual components could be purchased, such as the centrifuge tubes and holders, but I would expect the rotating arms/shaft to be designed, machined, and assembled by the students. External housing and user interface would also need to be designed/manufactured by the students, although items such as individual display components could be purchased. Control system need not consist of more than a speed control and timer.

I could serve as the adviser to the team and would also serve as the primary customer for the project and more generally represent university faculty from the perspective(s) of laboratory research interests and/or instructional laboratory exercises. The unit shown above retails for about $4,400 (Thermo Scientific Sorvall ST16), so I anticipate students should be able to achieve a working product with about $5,000. A useable product may require two years, with the first year being primarily focused on design and analysis.

Recycling and Purification of Sn-Bi Alloys -This project would be suitable for a group of students interested in materials and manufacturing processes. Perhaps it would be best reserved for those interested in pursuing graduate work in materials and with a decent understanding of phase diagrams and phase separation in two-component systems.

The idea here is to develop a process that involves melting and re-solidifying Sn-Bi alloys to produce progressively purer stock of the elemental constituents. A key challenge will likely be separating the liquid from the solid without the entire alloy re-solidifying into a single ingot. The actual mechanical workings of the device(s) used to achieve this may be fairly rudimentary (this would not resemble a commercially available product), and I suspect any mechanical engineer could develop them; hence my emphasis on an understanding of alloy phase equilibria. I envision the final device achieving something similar to zone refining, although that process is typically reserved for materials that are already fairly pure.

Again, I could serve as the adviser and customer. The idea is motivated to minimize Sn and Bi consumption in one of the MECH 15 lab experiments. I think this would make an interesting project/device. Future iterations of the project might involve processing in an inert gas or vacuum environment to avoid oxidation of the metals. Furthermore, something akin to zone refining may be difficult to achieve since one would likely end up with a significant portion of the material being at the eutectic composition, which is difficult to phase separate. It may be preferred to preferentially oxidize one of the metals using a controlled pO2 environment. The oxide could then be separated and reduced in a low pO2 environment.

Rotary Evaporator for the Materials Lab - This is something that could be used in a process subsequent to centrifuging, and although commercially available models

(≈$12k) are more costly than the centrifuge, I believe this requires somewhat less specialization on the part of the students than Idea #1. Students interested in thermodynamics, heat transport, and fluid dynamics would be suitable for this project. Control systems including rotational speed (much lower speeds in this instance) and a separate heating unit (<100°C) for a water bath are necessary. The control system does not require a timer in this case, as a simple on off switch would suffice, and rotational speeds would be 100 rpm max (<50 rpm is very realistic).

The challenge here is the glassware. I’m not sure what capabilities we have for manufacturing such parts, so this one might be a no go, but I thought I’d include because it nicely compliments Idea #1. It may be possible to construct something with a suitable transparent plastic (needs to withstand 100°C). Not ideal, but would make for an interesting project if they got something to work.

 Advisor: Mohammad Ayoubi

An Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle(UAV) for Law Enforcement Officers - The objective of this project is to design, simulate, and implement a control algorithm which guide an existing UAV through some user-defined waypoints and stream live videos or take pictures for law enforcement officers. This is the continuation of this year Quad-rotor helicopter project.

Fuzzy-Logic Based Sprinkle System - The current commercial sprinkle systems work based on the system setting. They are open loop. i.e. they don't work based on any feedback. If the weather condition changes, a human should interfere and change the settings manually. The objective of this project is to measure the soil moisture and use online weather forecast, and some knowledge-based rules to make decision about the time and duration of watering of a residential typical-size landscape.

Designing, building, simulating, and implementing a control system interface for the existing shaker table. This shaker will be used for studying Earthquake effects on the structures in the Civil engineering department.

Designing, building, simulating, and implementing a small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle(UAV) for high school students. The final product should be inexpensive and easy to assemble and fly.

Advisors: Mohammad Ayoubi & Drazen Fabris

No name: Designing, building, simulating, and implementing a control system interface for a portable rotary inverted-pendulum [or other design, or multi-degree of freedom pendulum]. This educational module will be used in classroom to demonstrate the performance of different control systems.

Advisor: Chris Kitts

Deep Sea Characterization Instrument - Through a new NSF funded program with Univ of Alaska Fairbanks and a number of other industrial and academic partners, we will be developing a novel instrument to characterize chemical and microbial life in the basaltic crust of the Earth, hundreds to thousands of meters underwater. Elements of this project include truss design, control of an undersea winch, development of a distributed instrumentation system, an ROV-based maneuvering and data pass-through system, systems engineering, and operational development.

Small Spacecraft Development and Launch Preparation - Building upon the work of this year's small satellite project team, next year's team will integrate a specific payload into the vehicle, explore the use of advanced communications and mechanisms, and work with collaborators from NASA Ames in order to deliverable a functional satellite system.

 NASA Satellite Operations - For nearly a decade, SCU has provided mission control services for a series of NASA small satellites. During the upcoming year, 10 new satellites are planned to be launched, and all will be operated by SCU. Project opportunities exist for the development of new satellite tracking systems, software-defined radio systems, distributed command and telemetry processing software, and physics-based functional modeling and analysis tools.

  Marine robotic control systems - Students interested combining a design project with undergraduate-level research in control systems can join one of our marine robotic systems teams, all of which continue to design/extend existing robots, which include undersea robots, automated boats, and a fleet of robotic kayaks. These systems perform real-world missions, and they are being specifically used to demonstrate new control system architectures, such as controlling robots to move in formations and to collaboratively perform advanced applications.

We're interested in a low-cost network of marine drifters - little sampling systems that would float with the current and possibly dive periodically to do vertical samples of the water column.... with the individual drifters possibly interacting with each other. We may do this with a few KEEN university partners as well. Individual teams would work to implement their best solution but would also have to work together to determine inter-node communication protocols, etc. I would put up some small amount of money and a standard set of parts to give to each team. Functional demos would be required next April, and a mission using successful designs would be conducted in May or June.

Advisor: Terry Shoup

 ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge - “ASME's international Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the application of sound engineering design principles in the development of sustainable and practical transportation alternatives.In the HPVC, students work in teams to design and build efficient, highly engineered vehicles for everyday use—from commuting to work, to carrying goods to market.”

Advisor/s: Monem Beitelmal (& Drazen Fabris)

Solar water purification - The Solar Water Purification System utilizes the thermal energy from the sun, as well as the generated electricity from a photovoltaic solar plate to purify brackish water into clean, drinkable water. This purpose of this project is to supply clean water using renewable energy. The major parts of the system involve a boiler, a solar collector, and a condenser. Prior research used EES to code the entire process of the overall system. This would allow us to change a single parameter, such as the flow rate of the HTF duratherm, and observe how that would affect the output of water in the condenser or perhaps the required heat to achieve a desired output. This project would be best for groups interested in heat transfer design and thermal modeling and construction of a system.


Kleiner Perkins
Kleiner Perkins (, a world-leading venture capital firm located in Silicon Valley, is now accepting applications for the 2019 KP Product Fellows Program and we’d like to share this opportunity with you.
The KP Product Fellows Program offers students graduating in 2019 a full-time employment opportunity at one of our companies, working on unique and challenging product problems. Product Fellows are also invited to attend events with CEOs, partners at KP, and executives, and join an Alumni network of over 400 Alumni Fellows. After the program, Fellows who have graduated and go on to found their own companies will have the opportunity to receive $100,000 in seed funding from Kleiner Perkins to take their company to the next level. See blog post for more information.
Fellows have worked at companies like Uber, Airbnb, Twitter, Pinterest, Doordash, Slack,  and many others.
To learn more and apply, visit
*Applications will close on January 31, 2019*
Here are some videos about the program:
ASME's Arthur L. Williston Medal

ASME's Arthur L. Williston Medal is presented annually to the student engineer or recent graduate who authors the best paper on a topic chosen to challenge students' engineering abilities and awareness of engineering's role as a civic service. This year's topic, "Expanding the Influence of the Engineering Profession in Public Policy," asks students to address the role engineers play in public policy and governmental affairs. 

But we need your help. On behalf of the General Award Committee, I have two requests of all Student Section Advisors and Department Heads: First, I ask you to encourage your students to enter the competition. Second, I urge you will bring this year's important topic to the attention of any faculty members engaged in technical writing or technology & society courses and encourage them to include the Williston topic in their curriculum. 

The contest is open to all ASME Students Members, and recently graduated ASME Members who received their baccalaureate degree on or after March 1, 2017. First place consists of a bronze medal, a certificate, a $1000USD honorarium, and travel expenses to attend the award presentation (in accordance with the Committee on Honors policy). Second place receives a $500USD honorarium and a certificate; third place, a $250USD honorarium and a certificate. 

Contest rules are on the ASME website: literature-awards/arthur-l-williston-medal. Email submissions to Fran McKivor at by March 1, 2019. 

On behalf of the Committee, I greatly appreciate your help promoting this contest. We look forward to receiving papers from your students and recent alumni!

Steven Gilbert Memorial Scholarship Program

Play Well LEGO Engineering

Arevo Labs Part-Time Intern

Undergarduate Job Opportunity

Brooke Owens Fellowship Program

2018 Tacuma Systems Women In Engineering Empowerment Scholarship


Mechanical Manufacturing Internship at Google

Join Brian Calbeck, Senior Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer at Google, for lunch on February 27th to learn more about the Manufacturing Operations team at Google and summer internship opportunities that may be a fit for you.
The Manufacturing Operations team is responsible for providing the manufacturing capability to deliver this state-of-the-art physical infrastructure. As a Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer, you evaluate the product designs and create the processes, tools and procedures behind Google’s powerful search technology. When vendors build parts for our infrastructure, you’re right there alongside ensuring manufacturing processes are repeatable and controlled. You collaborate with Commodity Managers and Design Engineers to determine Google’s infrastructure needs and product specifications. Your work ensures the various pieces of Google’s infrastructure fit together perfectly and keep our systems humming along smoothly for a seamless user experience.

Lunch & Learn - Manufacturing Operations @ Google

Wed, Feb 27 12:30 pm PST - 1:30 pm PST
Benson Memorial Center, Williman Room, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, USA


Momentus Part-Time Job Openings

Hello Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering representatives of Santa Clara University, 

I am reaching out to you from a Bay Area Aerospace startup Momentus. We design and build spacecraft that will power in-space transportation services for small satellites. We are looking for any students who would like to work for us part-time while they are taking classes. We would obviously be working around their schedule but would be providing them with hands on experience in a innovative engineering programs. 
Please let me know if there is anyone I can contact to try to get the word out about this opportunity or is there are students interested. 

Moog Aircraft Group Job Openings

Internship/Entry Level Positions:

Product Engineering

Test Equipment

Email resumes to


Parker Aerospace Job Openings

Positions for College Grad Program
Irvine, CA
Additive Manufacturing (Central):
Manufacturing Engineer (CSD):
Engineering (CSO):
Quality Engineer (FSD):

Devens, MA
Manufacturing Engineer (GTFSD):

Kalamazoo, MI
Quality (HSD):

Mentor, OH
Quality Engineer (GTFSD):

Ft. Worth, TX
Electrical Engineer (Central):

Ogden, UT
Manufacturing Engineer (CSD):

Other Entry Level or Co-Op/Intern Positions
Fuel Products Engineer (Irvine, CA):
Manufacturing Engineer (Devens, MA):
Test Engineer (Irvine, CA):
Verification and Validation Engineer (Irvine, CA):

Manufacturing Co-Op (Avon, OH):
Manufacturing Co-Op (Ft. Worth, TX):
Quality Co-Op (Jacksonville, FL):
Quality Co-Op (Jacksonville, FL):


Research Opportunity for Recent Graduates at Nobilis

My name is Korin Torrence and I am the Strategy and Outreach Manager here at Noblis. 
We are actively searching for a lead research scientist in the area of robust software engineering for autonomous aerospace systems. An ideal candidate is well published with a deep background in verification and validation. Research areas include, but are not limited:
  • Formal and quantitative techniques
  • Static code analysis
  • Model testing
  • Statistics-based testing
  • Search and optimization techniques
  • Novel safety and assurance techniques
The position is located in Mountain View, CA and an ideal start date is January 2019. If you are aware of any recent graduates or post docs that may be interested, could you please pass my contact to them?


Internship Opportunity for Latino/a Engineering Students

Good afternoon,

We hope this message finds you well! I work with Hispanic Access Foundation, a national nonprofit that works to connect Latino communities with resources and opportunities. We're managing a summer internship program with the US Bureau of Reclamation for Latino/a engineering students.

We'd like to ask for your help in sharing this opportunity with talented Latino/a engineering students interested in paid summer internships that cultivate a strong understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural resources. Interns will work with senior engineers and scientists on ongoing design, research and or testing and gain valuable knowledge and professional skills to develop and maintain Reclamation resources. This program aims to prepare the next generation of enthusiastic and diverse stewards of American resources.

For more information regarding our internship program, benefits and time-frame, please review our promotional flyer attached or visit our website.

Contact Us

Chair: Drazen Fabris
Administrative Assistant: Peta Henderson

Mechanical Engineering
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