The Product Innovation & Realization Laboratory Suite (PIRLS) is part of an initiative set forth by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland to further enhance the learning experience of students. PIRLS is part of the ongoing improvements that have made the Mechanical Engineering program consistently ranked among the top public universities in the nation.

Spotlight Student Project

The Senior Design Project winner for the Spring 2007 semester was Team Precision!


“Normal people ... believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.”
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Department News

UMD Researchers Explore Possibility of Making a Biological Cell Membrane Positive More»

Yu Named ASME Fellow More»

Smela named Clark School Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate Programs More»

Upcoming Events

August 18, 2017 2:00 p.m.
ME Seminar: Arun K. Kota "Superomniphobic Surfaces: Design & Applications" More»

August 23, 2017 3:00 p.m.
Internship Search Tips for International Students More»

August 24, 2017 3:00 p.m.
Resume Basics Workshop More»


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