The UCLA Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department contributes to the well-being of society by creating knowledge and fostering technological progress through fundamental and applied research, and by educating students who are prepared to be the technological leaders of tomorrow. Industrial and governmental organizations that produce the technological wealth of this country rely, in part, on our graduates and on the research contributions coming out of our offices and laboratories. A strong university-industry connection is essential for a first rate engineering department, and the MAE Industrial Partnership programs described here are mechanisms by which we maintain these strong ties.
Among our most important partnership programs is the MAE Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). The IAB meets once a year, where members receive updates on MAE research and educational programs, current trends, strategic plans, projected directions, and schoolwide issues. The IAB members provide constructive advice and engage with faculty and students at a variety of levels. Most of the IAB members are representatives of companies or organizations that have joined the MAE Industrial Affiliates program, a mechanism by which support for the department is made.
Further information on the MAE Industrial Partnerships is available by contacting , MAE Chair of the Industrial Relations Committee.