Our award-winning faculty are engaged in exciting and cutting-edge research projects in state of the art laboratories and research facilities, so our graduate students excell inside and outside of the classroom.
Research areas and courses include a broad range of traditional and emerging fields in mechanical and nuclear engineering. With more than $5 million in research funding, many graduate students in our receive graduate research assistantships and several students receive graduate teaching assistantships with a 50-100% tuition waiver to help teach laboratory sections.
NSF Fellowship Opportunity
The Rural Resource Resiliency NSF Research Traineeship (R3NRT) prepares future leaders to solve the grand challenges of creating sustainable food, energy and water systems in rural communities in semi-arid regions by developing a resilient food, energy and water system. We research engineering and socioeconomic innovations to conserve water, create renewable energy and help sustain rural communities in semi-arid regions despite water depletion, depopulation, and competition for water resources.
Interested? Apply to a graduate degree program in mechanical engineering and indicate your interest in our traineeship on your graduate school application.