Dr. Osama Jadaan

Teaching Area(s): Engineering

On Mount Union’s campus, the engineering faculty and I are collaborating to create a civil and mechanical engineering curricula geared for the future that addresses industrial needs. Our engineering curricula emphasizes two main things that industry wants: hands-on education and the ability to communicate effectively.

Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Project

Senior mechanical engineering majors at Mount Union participate in a year-long senior design capstone project as part of the EME 480 and EME 490 courses. Projects are team-based and give students an opportunity to complete hands-on, real-world, industry-oriented projects.

For example, the following are two capstone senior design projects that Mount Union mechanical engineering students worked on this year:

  • The Baja (UMU Baja) project – Mechanical engineering students designed and built an all-terrain vehicle from the ground up and will participate in an inter-university competition at the conclusion of the academic year. Students participate in a number of vehicular static and dynamic events during the competition. The project allowed students to apply what they learned in all previous courses in the major.
  • Reusable Prostetic LegIn collaboration with the Department of Physical Therapy, students in the mechanical engineering major worked to develop a lower prosthetic leg that could potentially provide an adaptable, affordable and reusable interim prosthetic for amputees.
  • Filter-Less Vacuum SystemAs part of an ongoing project for the Department of Mechanical Engineering, mechanical engineering students are designing a prototype filter-less vacuum system.
  • footballIntercollegiate Robotic Football CompetitionMechanical engineering students are designing robotic football players to eventually participate in the Intercollegiate Robotic Football Playoffs at the University of Notre Dame.

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