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The Mason Mechanical Engineer

The Mason Mechanical Engineer

By Leigh McCue
Interested in George Mason? Interested in becoming a mechanical engineer? Not yet sure what a mechanical engineer does, or what life at Mason would be like? Subscribe to this podcast featuring research, students, outreach, and more!
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Entering the mechanical engineering workforce
In this episode, I chat with Ann Garner and Philip Wilkerson from Mason's Career Services. Listen in on their tips for students entering the job hunt, as well as for employers looking to recruit mechanical engineers.  Links referred to in this episode include: Handshake, LinkedIn Learning, , Mason Career Services, "Career Readiness Guide," NACE, "What is Career Readiness?"
August 16, 2022
2021-2022 AY ONR Lecture by Dr. Knox Millsaps
This episode is a recording of the 2021-2022 Academic Year ONR Lecture at George Mason University by Dr. Knox Millsaps. 
July 05, 2022
2022 Capstone Design
To learn more about the projects described here and our capstone design program, check out the Department of Mechanical Engineering's Capstone Brochure and Annual Report at:
May 08, 2022
You are not an atom.
Do you understand what quantum technologies are?  Me neither, at least not until I had this conversation with Profs. Pilgyu Kang and Patrick Vora, both members of the leadership team for Mason's Quantum Science and Engineering Center, QSEC.  In this episode they give examples of quantum science and engineering applied to materials, sensors, and computing, explain what quantum researchers do, and discuss how to prepare for a career developing quantum technologies.  
January 12, 2022
Race a submarine; launch a career
In this episode, Kariann Vander Pol and Regan Alex describe how their undergraduate experiences competing at the International Submarine Races, a biennial event in which students design, build, and race human-propelled submarines, led them to careers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division.  For more information on programs and places referred to in this episode, check out: - International Submarine Races: - Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP): - Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division:
November 15, 2021
Mason ties to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD)
In this episode hear from Jazzmin Robinson, Mason alum and student leader, on her pathway to a Navy civilian career, along with Theresa Shafer for her tips on how to land the job of your dreams with the Navy.
October 13, 2021
Summer Faculty Research Programs - Bridges Between Academia and the DoD
In this episode, we discuss DoD Summer Faculty Research Programs with Mehdi Amiri from Mason’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, who spent a recent summer in the Air Force Research Laboratory program with their Materials and Manufacturing Division, and Chi Yang from Mason’s Center for Computational Fluid Dynamics, College of Science, who has worked with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division's Center for Innovation in Ship Design over multiple summers.
July 20, 2021
Engineering is a Team Sport
Interested in a sampling of life as a Mason Mechanical Engineering student?  Tune in for capstone day interviews with graduating seniors on teams High Rollers, PIT, and Glide Walkers.
June 06, 2021