Faculty and Staff
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Margaret Ratcliff joined Purdue University, in January 2005, as an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering Technology, at the College of Technology in Columbus, Indiana. Before joining Purdue University, she spent 11 years in industry working primarily as a product design engineer, senior project engineer, and structural analyst. She worked 9 years in the aircraft/rocket industry and 2 years in the consumer products industry. Professor Ratcliff is an affiliate professor for Project Lead the Way, which is a pre-engineering program for middle and high school students.
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
MET 102 - Production Design & Specifications using Pro\E; MET 111 - Applied Statics; MET 141 - Materials I; MET 211 - Applied Strength of Materials; MET 213 - Dynamics; MET 220 - Heat/Power (Thermodynamics); and MET 344 - Materials II; MET 411 - Introduction to the Finite Element Method; MET 499 - Independent Study.