Corporate Relations-Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Partner With Us

Our research centers and strong faculty-industry ties yield an impressive record of private-academic partnerships and strategic relationships. Moreover, our students benefit from and provided value to the firms with whom we partner, including Kennametal and Ford Motor Company.

Partnership with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon can take many forms. We invite you to contact us to discuss how we might best partner with you.

Sponsor Research

Mechanical engineering research contributes to the understanding of fundamental scientific and engineering issues and concepts, benefits the nation's economy, and contributes to an enriched quality of life.

Research is such an integral component of our educational program for both undergraduate and graduate students that the university received a National Science Foundation Recognition Award for the Integration of Research and Education.

An important element of our mission is the dissemination of our research. This occurs as our alumni share their knowledge and skills though their careers, but also through publications, industrial collaborations, licensing, and the creation of new businesses that spin out of the university. 

We strive to develop long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with industrial partners. Sponsorship opportunities range from "bricks and mortar" initiatives to provisions for open-ended undergraduate research challenges.

Some corporate sponsors are Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Hewlett Packard, Honda, IBM, Imation, Innovationworks, Intel, and Kennametal.


We develop mechanical engineers that are problem-solvers and leaders. Through internships and full-time positions, our students demonstrate innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary thinking that makes an immediate impact in their places of employment.  

We work closely with the university's Career Center to facilitate on-campus interviewing for internship and full-time positions for both undergraduate and graduate students.