The Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering saw another record-breaking year for research funding. The department received more than $19.5 million for research in 2021, advancing ME’s commitment to impactful scientific breakthroughs.
This is the second year in a row that the department hit a new record. ME’s previous record for award totals was nearly $19.2 million in 2020. The department’s continued growth in research funding has contributed to a five-year upward trend across the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
ME’s funding in 2021 included 118 awards in all, signaling the wide range of the department’s meaningful research – from biomedical experiments to air quality studies and more. Here is a sampling of those research awards.
The College of Engineering and Applied Science received more than $150 million in research funding in 2021. Award money at the college comes from a variety of sources, including NASA, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense and industry.
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