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Finding Aid for the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Administrative files. 1983-2000.
University Archives Record Series 797  
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  • Title: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Administrative files.
    Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 797
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 9.0 linear ft. 9 cartons
    Date: 1983-2000
    Abstract: Record Series 797 contains the administrative files of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department, featuring primarily grant proposal and department chair files.
    Creator: University of California, Los Angeles. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.

    Access

    Record Series open for research. STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright of portions of this collection is held by The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.

    Processing History

    Processed by Albert A. Lowe and Katharine Lawrie; Shaula M. Stephenson, 2011 Fall Quarter; 2012 April.
    The administrative files from the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department were held in a storeroom on the third floor the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. The boxes were not placed in any particular order, but the files within the boxes were organized by type and then often by date.
    Processing of grant proposal files was performed by Albert A. Lowe and Katharine Lawrie in the 2011 Fall Quarter. Files were maintained in original order and weeded to remove documents irrelevant to the University Archives.
    Processing of the administrative papers of chair Vijay K. Dhir was performed by Shaula Stephenson in April 2012. Files were maintained in original order and weeded to remove documents irrelevant to the University Archives.
    Final editing and preparation was performed by Kelly Besser with assistance from Alyssa Goodstein, 2013.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Administrative files (University Archives Record Series 797). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

    Historical Note

    The UCLA College of Engineering was established in 1943 when California Governor Earl Warren signed a bill to provide instruction in engineering at the UCLA campus. It welcomed its first students in 1945 and was dedicated as the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science in 2000.
    The Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering Department was founded in 1984. The name of the department changed to the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department in 1996 after the dissolution of the major field of nuclear science and engineering. This name change is first reflected in the 1997-1999 UCLA Course Catalog. In 2012, the department had a faculty of 31 full-time professors, all of whom serve as advisors or instructors to our 580 undergraduate and 285 graduate students.
    A list of chairs of the MANE/MAE Department follows:



    David Okrent: 1983-1985

    William Kastenberg: 1985-1987

    Peretz Friedmann: 1988-1991

    Jason Speyer: 1991-1994

    Vijay Dhir: 1994-2000

    Lewis Mingori: 2000-2002

    Thomas Hahn: 2002-2006

    Adrienne Lavine: 2006-2011

    Tsu-Chin Tsao: 2011-

    Scope and Content

    Record Series 797 contains the administrative files of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department, featuring primarily grant proposal and department chair files.
    Acronyms found within this collection include: ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    DARPA - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

    DOD - Department of Defense

    DOE - Department of Energy

    DOT - Department of Transportation

    MANE - Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering

    MAE - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    MEMS - Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems

    MURI - Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NSF - National Science Foundation

    SEAS - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Henry Samueli)

    TRP - Technology Reinvestment Project.
    This is an active record series; additional University records are expected to be added.
    The collection is organized into the following series:
    1. Series 1. Grant proposal files. 1992-2000.
    2. Series 2. Department chair files. 1983-1999.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7283965