Michigan Technological University’s Baja Enterprise team excelled in the 2012 SAE Baja Wisconsin, finishing in the top 10. “We were eighth overall, fifth in the US, and the top team among the six Michigan schools competing,” said the team’s advisor, Brett Hamlin, assistant chair of engineering fundamentals.
Two teams of undergraduate engineering students at Michigan Technological University have developed two low-cost, workable prostheses—one a knee, one a foot—and brought them to India, the first step in an effort to make them available to that nation’s many poor.
SPRING 2012 OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARDS
At the annual ME-EM Senior Awards Banquet on April 17, several awards were presented to students.
Four Michigan Tech students have received graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Six other Tech students received honorable mentions in the competition. Nationwide, the NSF awarded 2,000 fellowships and 1,835 honorable mentions.
The Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) will hold a business meeting from 6 to 7 p.m.,Tuesday Feb 28, in Dow 875.
This Rail Transportation Seminar presentation will be by Phil Pasterak, Sr. Vice President/Central Region Manager Rail & Transit for PB. The presentation title is:
“High Speed Rail Development in the US and Midwest”
REAC is open to members of any discipline who have an interest in finding out more about REAC activities and the rail industry.
Pizza and pop will be provided.
For more information, contact Pam Hannon, coordinator, MTTI, at 487-3065 or at email@example.com .
The Configurable Hybrid Electric Learning Module is a new tool designed by Michigan Tech students to help teach and test Hybrid Technologies.
Principles of Energy Conversion MEEM 4200: Dr. Jeffrey Allen
Dr. Jeffrey Allen’s class introduces basic background, terminology, and fundamentals of energy conversion. Discusses 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.
Featuring two teams who developed electric-powered and human-powered off-road wheelchairs, two teams that worked with General Dynamics Land Systems to improve stealth aspects of military vehicles, and several other interesting projects.
Michigan Tech’s SAE Aero Design team flew their radio-controlled plane to a third-place finish in the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Aero Design West, held in March in Van Nuys, Calif. Then they soared to first place in Aero Design East, held May 4-6, 2007 in Ft. Worth, Texas.
“Our SAE Aero team has really progressed over the last four or five years,” said their advisor, Stephen Stackhouse, associate director for corporate development.