Dr. Maria Sanchez

Professor of the Practice

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

Phone: (410) 455-6324
Office: ITE 217H
Email:  msanchez@umbc.edu


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2002
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1998
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, 1996

Employment History

​2018 – Present ​Director of Education and Outreach, College of Engineering and Information Technology, UMBC
​2017 – 2018 ​Assistant Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Maryland, College Park
2014-2017 Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, UMBC
2013-2014 Project Coordinator, STEM Transfer Student Success Initiative, UMBC
2014 Part-time Faculty, Adjunct II, Department of Physics, Engineering, and Geosciences, Montgomery College
2004-2012 Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, California State University – Fresno
2003-2004 Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, California State University – Fresno

Research Interests:

Research Interests: Engineering Education, Optimal Teaching Methodologies for Engineering Education, Enhanced Use of Technology in Engineering Education, Accessibility of Engineering Education to Under-Represented Groups, Thermal-Fluids System Applications Research Interests

Teaching Interests: Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Numerical Methods, Engineering Statistics

Classes Taught at UMBC

ENME 217 Engineering Thermodynamics
ENME 301 Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials
ENME 303 Topics in Engineering Mathematics
ENME 321 Transfer Processes
ENME 416 Intermediate Thermodynamics

Selected Publications

Hazelwood, D. A., Pecht M. G., Sanchez M. C., Anand D. K., “The true Cost of Waste – Current Issues in Electronic Waste”, CALCE EPSC Press, 2018.

Sanchez Maria C, Dylan Hazelwood, Davinder Anand, “Engineering for Social Change Course in Mechanical Engineering” Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition , June 24 – 27, Salt Lake City, 2018.

Sanchez Maria C., Manoocher Zoghi, Walter Mizuno, “Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum Revisions in Accordance with the CDIO Initiative”, Proceedings of the 2012 ASEE PSW Section Conference, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California, 2012.

Sanchez, Maria C., Nell Papavasiliou, Hernan Maldonado, “GIRLS SEE summer camp: An event for future and current female engineering students,” Proceedings of the ASEE Zone IV Section Conference, Pg 6 – 17, San Francisco, California, 2010.

Sanchez, Maria C., Robert J. Mahan “Predicting uncertainty and confidence intervals in thermal radiative modeling using the Monte Carlo ray-trace method,” International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 20 No. 1, 2010.

Sanchez, Maria C., Ira J. Sorensen, Walter Mizuno, Satya Mahanty, “Central California Engineering Design Challenge: A unique collaborative first-year experience,” Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Austin, Texas, 2009