ME-EM Graduate Seminar: Hands-On Education with the Michigan Tech Mobile Lab

jeremyThe ME-EM Graduate Seminar speaker on Thursday, January 29 at 4:00 in 103 EERC will be Jeremy Worm, Research Engineer from Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics, MTU. The title of his presentation will be ‘Hands-On Education with the Michigan Tech Mobile Lab’.

The Michigan Tech Mobile Lab is a one-of-a-kind educational facility. The lab is used for providing hands-on discovery based educational experiences. As such, the lab is used for teaching hands-on college cours-es, professional short courses, and STEM outreach. With light and heavy duty ground vehicles, powertrain test cells, a chassis dynamometer, benchtop activities, and advanced instrumentation systems, the lab can be used for a wide range of engineering subjects. This seminar will provide an overview of the lab, its ca-pabilities, and will look at the specifics of one of the hands-on experiments students conduct in the lab.

Jeremy Worm, is a Research Engineer and Instructor in the Department of Me-chanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Tech, where he re-ceived his BS and MS degrees. Prior to joining the Michigan Tech Staff, Jeremy was a Senior Engineer at GM Powertrain. At GM Jeremy focused on combus-tion analysis, development of variable valve timing systems and operational strategies, and was the Lead Development Engineer for a new engine in a hybrid vehicle. At Michigan Tech, Jeremy remains active in the field of powertrain re-search, has developed and teaches several courses in the area of powertrain re-search and hybrid vehicles, and directs the Michigan Tech Mobile Lab. Jeremy is a licensed Professional Engineer, has authored or co-authored 25 publications, has 2 patents, has received a best paper award, and has been inducted into the Michigan Tech Academy of Teaching Excellence.