Department of Mechanical Engineering

15% Rank in top 15% of ME departments nationwide
4 Faculty BU Teaching Award winners
70% increase in Master's enrollments in the past 4 years
  • Why Are Basketball Games So Squeaky? Consider the Spiny Lobster

    The basic rule for creating sound is compressing air, McDaniel said. “If you wave your hand through the air, you don’t hear it,” he said. “Why? Because you haven’t compressed air. The air sloshes around like water sloshes, and the air has enough time to get out of the way before you compress it.” (New York Times)

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