Dr. Jeffrey Allen teaches Advanced Thermodynamics (MEEM 5200) and Principles of Energy Conversion (MEEM 4200/5290). Principles of Energy Conversion introduces the basic background, terminology, and fundamentals of energy conversion. Students develop project posters for current and emerging technologies for production of thermal, mechanical, and electrical energy. Topics include fossil and nuclear fuels, solar energy, wind turbines, fuel and solar cells.
Associate Professor Reza Shahbazian-Yasser (ME-EM/MuSTI) has received $416,809 from the National Science Foundation for, “Revealing the Inside of a Nanoscale Na-Ion Battery: New Understanding on Sodium Intercalation in Cathodes.”
Associate Professor William Endres (ME-EM) and Co-PIs Associate Professor Chuck Van Karsen (ME-EM) and Senior Researcher Robert DeJonge (ME-EM) have received $45,980 from the US Department of Defense, Air Force Research Lab for “ME-EM Senior Design Team 57–Jackhammer Test Rig.”
ASME.org, a website published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, has posted an article about Michigan Tech’s efforts to raise endowed scholarship funds for women students and another article citing Associate Professor Fernando Ponta (ME-EM) discussing his work on innovative new wind turbine technologies. See Raising Money for Financial Aid and Small Wind Turbine Fulfill Their Promises.
Graduate student Brennan Tymrak (ME-EM) has received $17,625 from the NSF for the first increment of a potential $126,000 project, “NSF Graduate Research Fellowship–Technologies for Developing Countries.”
The Mobile Lab Coalition, an international coalition of traveling, laboratory-based STEM education programs, featured Michigan Tech’s hybrid electric vehicles mobile lab in the organization’s newsletter. See Mobile Lab.
Michigan Tech is again hosting seven middle and high school teachers from Michigan and Wisconsin in a six-week Research Experience for Teachers (RET), a program funded by the National Science Foundation, which ends this week.
The teachers presented posters on their research experiences, as well as the development of classroom/laboratory units, Friday, Aug. 17, in Memorial Union Alumni Lounge B.
The Michigan Tech Mobile Lab is on the road to southeast Michigan today through Tuesday, Aug. 14.
Lab director Jeremy Worm led a team of graduate and undergraduate students and members of the Michigan Tech Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. They will meet with engineers and training coordinators from two companies, Mahle Powertrain and Detroit, to showcase the Mobile Lab’s offering of hands-on short courses.
As well, the lab will provide fun-filled STEM activities for inner city youth at the Parental Boot Camp being organized by Heroes Alliance of Detroit.
When you think of environmentally friendly sports, auto racing probably doesn’t spring immediately to mind. But the Green Racing Initiative aims to change that.
“Our directive is to bring green technologies to the motor sports industry,” says research scientist Jeremy Worm, who leads Michigan Tech’s involvement in the initiative.
Undergraduate Students from Community Colleges are engaged in university research projects at Michigan Technological during Summer 2012: MiCUP program stands for Michigan College/ University Partnership Program. It is for Community College Students from: Delta College, Grand Rapids Community College, Wayne County Community College District.
“MICUP = My Cup. My cup of knowledge that was filled with diversity, higher education, innovation, and hands-on experience. From this experience, I have grown culturally, educationally, and mentally” according to Reginald Hicks, Michigan Tech Marketing Student, WCCCD Transfer Student.
MiCUP is Michigan Tech’s “Transfer Transition Program” helps community college students transfer to a four-year institution to earn a baccalaureate degree.