Case Western Reserve University's Case School of Engineering is highly renowned. It receives a large federal endowment and has a biomedical engineering program ranked 8th in the nation. However, most industrial collaboration and research is related to the biological and medical engineering disciplines. While there are a multitude of fabrication facilities within the Case Western campus, there are no resources to realize the work of the physical engineering disciplines at a large scale. The Mechanical Campus gives students the resources and labor they need to complete large thesis projects that live on as machine-follies in an industrial sculpture park open to the public. The Case Western Mechanical Campus provides the university's engineering students with a large-scale fabrication facility, provides the Case School of Engineering with a public arena in which to display its work, and provides Cleveland with jobs and a public space that returns a unique Urban/Industrial adjacency to the city.
Fall 2012, Professor Andrew Moddrell