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Mechanical Engineering Student Symposium

UCR Mechanical Engineering Students to Hold Research Symposium

Twelve graduate students majoring in mechanical engineering will present their research topics

(April 18, 2006)

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. — — Industry representatives, college students, college student hopefuls and faculty are invited to the University of California, Riverside’s Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Symposium scheduled for Friday, April 21.

The symposium is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Engineering Building Unit II, in rooms 205/206 and the building’s courtyard. For more information, contact the mechanical engineering graduate student association president, Mark Johnson, at

The symposium will feature a welcome from Bourns College of Engineering Dean Reza Abbaschian and an introductory presentation by Chancellor France A. Cόrdova; 12 oral presentations by mechanical engineering graduate students; 25 mechanical engineering graduate and undergraduate posters on display; and invited presentations by Professor Xiaodong Li of the University of South Carolina, Michael Scorzelli and Patricia Moorman of Bourns Inc. and Dr. Dale Conner, chair of the California Inland Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering.

Among the mechanical engineering topics covered will be thermal and fluid sciences; information, computation and design; and mechanics and materials.

The mechanical engineering major at UCR’s Bourns College of Engineering has grown steadily from 1994, when it registered its first student, to 320 undergraduate and graduate students in 2005.

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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