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August 20, 2009
UCSB comes in at No. 11 among public universities, and at No. 42 on the list of all national universities
March 5, 2009
A UCSB group of five senior Mechanical Engineering students (Erik Stassinos, Aleksandar Stanisic, Michael Scamardo, Quentin Orciuc and Josh Jimenez) are diligently working on a high mileage vehicle as part of their senior graduation project. Their goal is to double the mileage of five hundred miles per gallon achieved by the UCSB team who participated in last year's Shell Eco Marathon Americas event. To this purpose, they have revamped part of the design of the vehicle used last year and focused on making the engine a lot more fuel-efficient.
October 29, 2008
Dr. Michael North received his BS, summa cum laude with distinction, in Mechanical Engineering, as well as his MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Santa Barbara.  
October 29, 2008
  Kimberly Turner has just been appointed Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The appointment is effective November 1, 2008.
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