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Mechanical Engineering students shine at conferences

November 18, 2015

kelley and student

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One of the muddiest Mayhems ever for Baja team

October 30, 2015

Each year our Baja SAE team designs and builds an off-road vehicle to compete against other college teams. Recently, 27 members traveled to Bedford, Kentucky, to participate with teams from 48 other schools in the Midnight Mayhem endurance race and associated dynamic events, hosted by the University of Louisville Baja SAE.

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Emeritus Prof. James Li awarded Gold Medal by ASM International

October 12, 2015

James C.M. Li, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and of Materials Science, has been awarded the Gold Medal of ASM International, the world’s largest association of metals-centric materials scientists and engineers.

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Wendy Snyder's endless summer: Ocean's away

September 21, 2015

"They kind of throw you in feet first on the first day. It was a lot of on-the-job training," says Wendy Snyder '17 of Mechanical Engineering about serving aboard Robert Ballard's seagoing exploration vessel Nautilus this summer.

Wendy Piloting

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Xerox Research Fellows: 'The best of what happens here'

August 10, 2015

The Xerox Research Fellows program allowed five Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students to explore these topics in depth this summer with department faculty members.

ibrahim

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Prof. Nam's goal: a 'new integrative paradigm' of hearing research

July 10, 2015

Thirty-seven years ago, English researcher David Kemp discovered that the human inner ear not only receives but also generates sounds as part of its normal functioning. This finding led to the standard method now used to screen hearing in newborns.

fluids

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Prof. Kelley's lab studies role of mixing in performance of liquid metal batteries

June 4, 2015

currents Fluid flow in a liquid metal electrode, measured with ultrasound. Reds indicate flow away from the probe, and blues indicate flow toward it. Adding electrical current causes a global rearrangement of the convection pattern and makes mixing more efficient.

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Solar Splash launches USEED crowdfunding platform

May 21, 2015

splash 
(Solar Splash team posing with awards won at last year's World Championship.)

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Chris Muir is students' choice for engineering professor of the year

May 12, 2015

muir pumpkin launch

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Baja SAE team overcomes setbacks to finish in top 30 at Auburn

May 11, 2015

out of bounds

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New faculty member applies computational techniques to study of Nanoscale Metallic Materials

April 27, 2015

In any engineered material, the interfaces where different components literally touch and stick together are critical to that material’s ability to withstand stress, to conduct a charge, or perform any number of functions.

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Seniors recreate school seal with 2-D sand printer

April 15, 2015

sand printer

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Baja SAE unveils vehicle, eyes events in Alabama, Oregon

April 3, 2015

plunkett

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Boubacar Diallo in Madrid: "I came back feeling like I can live anywhere in the world"

February 18, 2015

segovia
(Boubacar Diallo of MechE visited the famous Roman aqueduct at Segovia, Spain, when he studied abroad in Madrid during the Fall 2014 semester.)

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