More than 60 student teams displayed their research projects at the Undergraduate Expo last Thursday, April 18, at the Van Pelt and Opie Library. You can check out Expo videos, slide show, booklet and results at http://www.expo.mtu.edu/awards.html
Senior Design Second Place
Sickle Section Material and Heat Treatment Investigation
Team Members Kelsey Michael, Anne Wiese, Luke Operhall, and Bradley Pasionek, Materials Science and Engineering; Advisor Mark Plichta ; Sponsored by Kondex
Senior Design Honorable Mention
Design of an ETA Phase Strengthened Nickel-Based Alloy
Team Members Peter Enz, Bryan Turner, Ben Wittbrodt, and Matthew Wong, Materials Science and Engineering ; Advisor Calvin White ; Sponsored by John Shingledecker, Electric Power Research Institute
Senior Design Honorable Mention
Stainless Steel Bonded Titanium Carbide
Team Members Max Rebottaro and Michael Buhr, Mechanical Engineering; Carolyn Lahti and Andrew Miko, Material Science and Engineering; Advisor Paul Sanders, Materials Science and Engineering ; Sponsored by Kennametal
Expo Image Contest Second Place
Advanced Metalworks Enterprise: Pouring molten iron from induction furnace into crucible for filling sand molds
Students show expo work
The 13th annual expo, held for the first time on the third floor of the J. Robert Vane Pelt and Opie Library, featured projects from Tech senior design (generally five senior-level students from one degree program) and enterprise (essentially cross-disciplinary student-run businesses), as well as three high school enterprise teams (including Dollar Bay High School’s Student Organization of Aquatic Robotics).
Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Stephen Anderson.
Title and Representative
Economic Recovery of Alloying Elements from Grinding Swarf
Reduce Distortion in Ferritic Nitrocarburizing of Gray Iron
Fatigue in Stainless Steel Components Produced by Powder Metallurgy & Hot Isostatic Pressing
EZAC Creep Testing Team
Effects of Mn and Sn on Ductile Iron
Residual Stress of Gray Iron Brake Rotors
Waupaca FNC Case Depth
Advanced Metalworks Enterprise
Good luck to all the teams participating in Design Expo 2014, coming up on Thursday, April 17, from 8 am to 4 pm. in the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, 3rd floor.
Design Expo is a showcase of Enterprise and Senior Design student projects.
We would like to say congratulations to the graduating seniors and a job well done on senior design posters and presentations. The list below show the presentations and all who were involved:
2:00 Design, Manufacture, and Testing of a New Blast Furnace Tap Bit
Team: Alisha Clark, Matt Dazell, Dan Freiberg, Max Rebottaro
Advisor: Tom Wood (AME)
Sponsor: Joe Brunner, ArcelorMittal
2:25 Battery Electrode Formulation for Lithium Battery
Team: Kellan Martin, Taylor Michels, Emily Wolbeck, Michael Warhus
Advisor: Dr. Pete Moran
Sponsor: Todd Bofinger, Boston Scientific
2:50 Ductile Iron Alloy Development
Team: Collin Tether, Alex Thiel, Danielle Williamson, Melissa Wright
Advisor: Dr. Dan Seguin (AME)
Sponsor: Steve Thelen and Stephen Doyle, Meritor
3:15 Bainitic Steel Alloy and Heat Treatment Optimization
Team: Travis Hepfner, Cody Torrez, Matt Tianen, Kelsey Whalen
Advisor: Dr. Doug Swenson
Sponsor: Ed Vesely, ME Global
3:50 Friction Stir Welding of Aluminum Die Castings
Team: Anthony Konieczny, Alex Seidl, Chris Shaw, Stephanie Tankersley
Advisor: Dr. Dan Seguin
Sponsor: Cory Padfield and Steve Cook, American Axle
4:15 Improved Brake Design for Brake Truck Applications
Team: Adam Jacobson, Michel Knudsen, Alex McQuarter, Troy Podges
Advisor: Jerry Anzalone (AME)
Sponsor: Greg Ecker, Magline
4:40 Local Material Properties in Die-Cast Aluminum Driveline Housings
Team: Zac Dvorak, Ben Holtz, Greg Holl, Andrew Lewis,
Advisor: Dr. Dale Dewald (AME)
Sponsor: Ben Cottrill, Linamar
Job opportunity at Charter Steel
I just wanted to let you know, a job opportunity for a MSE major here at Charter Steel in Saukville, WI. I’ve been working for them for about 4 months now, hired right out of college, into their rotational Materials Associate Program, which is a position they are looking to fill at tomorrow’s Career Fair. The goal is to spend a total of two year in two of the four divisions (Melting, Rolling, Processing, and Tech Services here) at our Saukville plant with many opportunities for leadership positions, professional classes, and interesting projects in the divisions. It’s been a great few months here, the company is very passionate for its employees and always looking ways to improve their process. It’s a great opportunity for a fresh graduate with any amount of experience in the industry, so if anyone is still looking for a job post-graduation up there, I would highly recommend stopping Charter Steel’s booth tomorrow.
Hope everyone is doing well up there, can’t wait to come up there and see the department someday!
Michigan Technological University
Advanced Metalworks Enterprise
Students from all majors will get a chance to learn about career opportunities in the steel industry on Tuesday, Oct. 15, during Michigan Tech’s first annual Steel Day. Major players in steel such as Gerdau, Nucor, Cliffs and Arcelor Mittal will be interacting with students in a fun and informational setting.
The day will start with a cookout on the Dow Patio from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., when students can visit interactive displays set up in the Dow Atrium. At 6:30 p.m., a panel of industry experts will answer questions and talk with students in the Memorial Union Ballroom A. Later that evening, over $1,500 in prizes will be raffled off to participants.
To increase awareness of the steel industry, Michigan Tech’s materials science and engineering department, Advanced Metalworks Enterprise and student professional society Materials United are working with Career Services to organize and publicize this event.
Steel Day is meant to engage all students who might be interested in pursuing a career in this vital industry. Company representatives are hoping to build personal relationships with first-and second-year engineering students in an effort to promote careers within the industry.
From Tech Today. Photo courtesy of the College of Engineering.
On April 12, Michigan Technological University hosted the 13th Annual Undergraduate University Expo. In the ballroom of the Memorial Union Building, undergraduate students displayed exhibits from their Enterprise teams and senior design projects.
Senior Design winners included the Bioabsorbable Polymer-Coated Metal Stent Degradation Simulation Design team, the Economic Recovery of Alloying Elements from Grinding Swarf Design team and the Portage Health Noise Monitoring Device Design team.
Read more at the Michigan Tech Lode, by Nicole Iutzi.
Tech Supermileage Enterprise Team Fares Well
At the recent SAE Supermileage event in Marshall, Mich., Michigan Tech’s team placed sixth overall.
Below are some highlights and related links, including video footage featuring Joe Eckstein (MSE/MEEM dual major).
Read more at Tech Today.
Students Compete to Build Fuel Efficient Cars
With gas prices in Michigan hovering around $4.29 per gallon, how does a car that can get up to 1,000 miles per gallon sound?
It’s that lofty goal that has Joseph Eckstein and his team from Michigan Tech going the extra mile to build the most fuel efficientvehicle possible.
“From the ground up, we design our chassis to be aerodynamic as possible and to have the lowest rolling resistance as possible,” Eckstein said.
Eckstein said he can apply what he learns at events like this to the real world.
“The skills as engineers we learn working on these vehicles do translate when we work on actual passenger vehicles for road use,” he said.
The team of students from Michigan Tech were one of 25 teams from colleges across the country competing in the annul SAE International Super-mileage Collegiate Engineering Competition. Other teams from the state included University of Michigan and Calvin College.
Read more and watch the video at WILX 10 in Lansing, MI.
The article ‘Location, Location, Location: Developing Tomorrow’s Engineers Way “U.P.” North at Michigan Tech‘ is a special feature in the December 2019 issue “Process Control & Automation” of Iron & Steel Technology. The article by Kurt Edwards and Danielle Schleiden focuses on the efforts of Paul Sanders, Stephen Kampe, Tim Eisele, Rick Berkey, Dan Fuhrmann, Alex Sergeyev, industry recruiters, and Enterprise teams to do research and education on metals.
Iron & Steel Technology is a publication of AIST, the Association for Iron & Steel Technology.
Materials Science and Engineering and Advance Metalworks Enterprise (AME) had booths at Preview Day on Saturday, March 22. Preview Day is sponsored by the Office of Admissions and is designed for students who have already been accepted to Michigan Tech to explore the opportunities Tech has to offer them.
View the PHOTOS in the Facebook page of Michigan Tech Materials Science and Engineering.