From research to real-world applications, mechanical and aerospace engineers constantly
discover how to improve our lives by creating bold new solutions that connect science
to life in unexpected, forward thinking ways. Mechanical and Aerospace engineering
students at OSU have a variety of opportunities to challenge themselves, experience
great things and be nationally recognized by their accomplishments.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Brian Elbing
is studying new ways to improve tornado forecasting that involves infrasound. Other
areas of interest include flow control, multiphase flow and experimental fluid mechanics.
The recommended application deadlines for priority consideration for admission, assistantships,
and fellowships are March 1st for Fall admission and August 1st for Spring admission.
A completed application includes completion of the online application and receipt
of all required test scores, Letters of Recommendation, and other requested materials.
Many graduate students are hired by professors to work on funded research projects.
These students conduct research for faculty and are paid from the faculty’s research
grants and contracts.
To receive a research assistantship the applicant must directly contact the MAE faculty
in their area(s) of interest. Master's students are not generally offered a research
assistantship until after demonstrating at least a semester of hard work, motivation,
and research proficiency within coursework and the laboratory setting.
Students with an excellent academic background and a high GRE score usually receive
support in the form of a research and/or teaching assistantship(s). The number and
type of assistantships, as well as the level of support, depend on the funding available
at the time MAE receives the application.