Community outreach is an integral part of the Mechanical Engineering Department. The Merrill L. Ebner Fund engages in academic outreach through undergraduate and graduate activities and through industry collaboration.  Our Industrial Advisory Board allows the Department opportunities for industrial interaction on a scale that enriches our program at all levels, from undergraduate education to advanced research and guide us on the continuous improvement of our educational offerings. The community outreach summer projects, U-Design and Summer Pathways, offer children opportunities to engage in science and engineering activities.