[Research Opportunity] Promoting Historically Underrepresented Students in Engineering

Dear MECH/IND students,

Please see the message from New Mexico State University. You will have a $10-$100 amazon gift card, after participating in the study.

Have a nice spring break,

Dr. Nakamura


Dear Engineering Student,   

My name is Bo Hyun Lee, Ph.D., and I am an assistant professor in Counseling & Educational Psychology at the New Mexico State University. The purpose of this study is to learn more about the contextual and socio-cognitive factors that influence the academic and career development among the historically underrepresented college students pursuing a degree in engineering. This information will contribute to better understanding the process in which students decide to pursue an engineering degree, as well as the variables that impact persistence in both engineering education and careers. Participation involves completing a confidential online survey (approximately 15-20 minutes to complete) at your convenience. Participation in this study is completely voluntary, and this research has been approved by the Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects in Research at New Mexico State University (NMSU IRB # 22261).   To participate in this study, you need to be 18 years of age or older, and identify as African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latinx, Native American, and Bi/Multi-Racial American. You also need to be a declared major within engineering fields as of Fall Semester 2020. Individuals who consider majoring in Engineering, but did not declare engineering as a major are not eligible for this study.   If you are interested in participating in this study, please click on the link below, fill out the informed consent form, and complete the study.  


 In exchange for participating in the study, if interested, you may enter a drawing for a chance to win one of 50 Amazon gift cards of $10, one of 15 Amazon gift cards of $20, one of three Amazon gift cards of $50, one of two Amazon gift cards of $75, and one $100 Amazon gift card.   Please note that your email address will not be used to identify you in any way and submitting your email address is totally voluntary.      Please don’t miss this research opportunity.   If you have any questions about the study, please contact the principal investigators at the email or phone below. Thank you for your interest in this study. Your participation is greatly appreciated.   Sincerely,    

Mariana Cazares Rodriguez 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Student
Research Assistant 
New Mexico State University
Pronouns: she/her 

Subway Attack in New York City

Dear MECH faculty, CLTs, and COA

The gun violence in the Sunset Park station yesterday was horrible for our community. If you find students who are struggling with anxiety and terrified to come to Voorhees using the subway, please ask them to stay home until they feel safe. Meanwhile, you can record/live your in-person lecture or give any accommodation for study-from-home situations. Please emphasize that students will not be penalized for remote attendance. Also, if necessary, please advise them to contact the Counselling Center below.

Dr. Masato Nakamura

Students can contact the City Tech Counseling Center or find additional services here.
Faculty and staff can turn to the employee assistance program

Some sections are full

Dear MECH/IND students,

We still have several months before the fall semester starts. There are some students who registered too much and will start dropping some. Please keep checking cunyfirst and see if someone drops a seat. Meanwhile, put your info on the enrollment wishlist.

Need to courses more? Enter your info on Enrollment Wish List:https://bit.ly/mech_enrollment_wishlist

If we have a lot of students who would like to take a class, we can open a new section after I found an instructor who can teach the class.

Don’t give up.


Dr. Nakamura

Register now: Resume & Interviewing Workshop, CAD Overview Workshop, Three Day CAD Workshop

Dear MECH/IND students

Do you need to find a job? Do you know how to write your resume? How can you prepare for an interview during job hunting? Are you ready for using the CAD skills that you learned in MECH/IND courses? Do you need to brush up on your skills? ASME will provide the following workshops.

Dr. Nakamura


1. Resume and Interviewing Workshop: Register from here
Tuesday, April 19th: 5:30-7 pm
Thursday, April 21st: 12:30-2 pm (only the City Tech and Dallas College students)

2. Introduction to CAD Workshop: Register from here
Tuesday, April 26th: 5:30-7 pm

3. Three Day CAD Workshop: Send an email to ouglas.stainbrook@siemens.com (with your full name, your institution[City Tech], and request to attend this course.)
May 13th, 20th, 27th: 9-4 pm
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2022(limit 20-25 students)


1. Resume & Interviewing Workshop: Register from here

Come hear from corporate volunteers on how
to build your resume and how to prepare for an
interview. During this virtual workshop you will
-tips for building your resume
-why key words are important
-how to customize your resume
-how to prepare for an interview, and
-interviewing tips
You will even have the opportunity to talk with
the volunteers in small groups and get
additional feedback on your resume.

Tuesday, April 19 5:30pm – 7pm
Thursday, April 21 12:30pm – 2pm


2. CAD Overview Workshop: Register from here

During this 1.5 hour virtual workshop, an
experienced CAD professional will lead a virtual
discussion on the many ways CAD is used by
engineers and designers alike. You will learn how
the software is used:
-to increase the productivity of the designer
-to improve the quality of the design, and
-to convey material, process, dimension, &
tolerance information
You will even get a sneak peek at the software
and some of its features and learn about training
options to earn your CAD certification.

Tuesday April 26 5:30pm – 7pm


3. Three Day CAD: To Register: Send an email to: douglas.stainbrook@siemens.com and include your full name, the institution you are currently attending, and request to attend this course.

May 13th, 20th, 27th: 9-4 pm
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2022(limit 20-25 students)

Solid Edge Fundamentals
The Solid Edge Fundamentals course will introduce
attendees to the power of Solid Edge 3D CAD
software. The class will cover everything from
sketching, part modeling, assembly and engineering
drawing creation to basic simulation. The training is
designed to help those who are new to Solid Edge use
and explore the software.
This is an instructor-led, hands-on course, that will
enable you to become familiar with the Solid Edge user
interface, so that you can quickly create sketches,
practice creating different 3D models, add features and
build assemblies.
At the completion of the course you will receive a
digital badge from Credly that you can use in your
online profiles to highlight your achievement.
Note: All attendees are encouraged to download the
Student Edition of Siemens Solid Edge 2022
software, which is free to students, before taking the

To download Solid Edge software visit: www.siemens.com/solid-edge-student

EET 1122

Dear MECH students

Regarding EET1122, you need to contact the ETET department with the following info and ask to override a section:
1) Your empl ID:
2) Which section of EET1122 you want to take:
(for example, E123, Monday morning)
3) Emphasis you are a MECH student, not an EET student. You don’t need to take EET1102, a prerequisite of EET1122.

Dr. Nakamura

Lecturer (Multiple Positions) – Mechanical Engineering Technology Brooklyn, New York

Dear colleagues,

We are seeking candidates for TWO full-time lecturer positions in the MECH department, City Tech, CUNY. Please forward this announcement to your colleagues.

Dr. Nakamura,
Chair of MECH dept,
New York City Tech, CUNY


Lecturer (Multiple Positions) – Mechanical Engineering Technology

Job ID: 24134

Location: NYC College of Technology

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York (CUNY), a comprehensive college in downtown Brooklyn, offering 53 associate and baccalaureate degrees in the technologies, art and design, business, computer systems, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, human services, paralegal studies, education and the liberal arts, invites applications for two (2) lecturer positions, a tenure-bearing title through a certificate of continuous employment (CCE), to begin in fall 2022.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology is located in the vibrant and technologically diverse community of DUMBO Brooklyn. The department is convenient to NYC’s subway system and within walking distance of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge, which provides easy access to NYC’s booming industrial sector with ample opportunities for research and consulting collaborations. The Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology is a growing department with over 800 students who pursue careers in the fields of Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Industrial/Product Design. Both the associate degree (AAS) and baccalaureate degree (BTech) in Mechanical Engineering Technology are ABET accredited. The department also offer the associate degree program (AAS) in Industrial Design Technology.

These positions require a commitment to teaching, sustained service to the department, college and university, and academic advisement. The candidates hired will be expected to participate actively in College/University-wide initiatives and function collaboratively in department level efforts, playing active roles in the creation, development, and assessment of department curricula; and maintaining the academic vitality of the department. Day, evening, and weekend teaching and department duties may be required.


Minimum qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field, and the ability to teach successfully.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A history of professional practice is highly preferred.
  • A history of teaching, especially higher education teaching experience, are highly desirable.
  • Ability to support the engagement and learning of a diverse student body
  • Knowledge of, and expertise in manufacturing processes, CAD/CAM/CAE, CNC/rapid prototyping, materials science, industrial/product design, finite element methods, robotics, machine design projects.
  • Ability to engage in program development, recruitment, and student advisement. Contributions to committee work is expected, as well as other department, college, university and/or community service.
  • Continued professional growth and scholarly contributions to the field are desirable.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


Visit www.cuny.edu to access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select “Apply Now” and provide the requested information. Candidates should provide a cover letter summarizing experience, CV/resume and letters of recommendation.


Open until filled with review of resumes to begin on or after April 19, 2022.


CUNY Job Posting: Faculty


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.


Project-based interdisciplinary AI education fellowship with City Tech student

Please find the fellowship opportunity as follows:

Dr. Nakamura


AI + Engineering: AI Innovation Fellowship in Machine Learning (Summer 2022)

The AI Innovation Fellowship in Machine Learning equips students with state-of-the-art machine learning techniques like Regression, Classification, Unsupervised Learning, Natural Language Processing, Neural Networks, and Convolutional Neural Networks.  Leveraging these new tools, students build out a professional portfolio with a capstone project, AI + X, that draws on students’ unique interest and domain expertise. Engineers can integrate AI techniques into any discipline to devise intelligent solutions to practical problems. For example, students can devise AI models for object detection and navigation that are used in self-driving cars– applying domain knowledge and engineering skills to uniquely devise an impactful system used in everyday technologies. For more information, please visit inspiritinnovators.comApplications are now open. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Adeesh Goel at adeesh@alumni.stanford.edu or call +1 (803) 859-5855.