The winning Michigan Tech Mining team, “the fabulous four,” was Cora Hemmila, Matthew Younger, Matthew Schuman and Matthew Schwalen. The team advisor is James Murray Gillis, Instructor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, Director, Mine Safety and Health Training Program.
The ME-EM Order of the Engineer, Senior Awards Banquet and Capstone Design Day was April 23, 2013.
The keynote speaker for the banquet was Colleen L. Jones-Cervantes.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1983. After graduation, Colleen joined Chevron Corporation as a Project Engineer. She has been challenged for twenty-eight years by progressing through a variety of assignments in Chevron’s Marketing business, product supply operations, asset management, lubricants and retail functions. Her varied assignments have required eleven relocations, including two international assignments.
See Photos and Videos of the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers Clean Snowmobile Challenge, including complete set of the Objective Handling Competition, the Acceleration Competition and Zero Emissions Sled Drag with links to the Photo Collections.
The 2013 Winter Baja was held Saturday, Feb. 16, near the Student Development Complex at Michigan Technological University. The event kicks off National Engineers Week at Michigan Tech. More than 50 off-road vehicles from 22 universities raced around a one-mile snow course. Click here for a video report, photos and links ot news articles.
Michigan Tech ASME’s (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Annual Cardboard sled race was held on Mt. Ripley, on a beautiful calm, 27 degrees Saturday evening, February 23, 2013. Cash prizes were awarded to the top three finishers. (1st $75, 2nd $50, 3rd $25).
The Senior Capstone Design Program in Mechanical Engineering builds on our lab-based, hands-on curriculum to provide students with “their first job,” a project supplied by companies and entrepreneurs. These clients benefit from having a student team address their dynamic goals and tight budgets, and provide a fresh perspective.
The Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics Department Senior Capstone Design Projects completed by the graduating class for Fall 2012 were presented to the faculty, sponsors, and campus on December 11, 2012. The projects are presented on the web with photos, participants at “Senior Design Projects Fall 2012”
Team Photos are also available on Flickr at ME-EM Teams Senior Capstone Design December 2012
A sample of Videos are viewable at Mechanical Engineering Senior Capstone Design Teams.
The December 2012 graduates of Michigan Technological University Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics were honored at the Senior Awards Banquet December 11, 2012 at the Memorial Union Ballroom. The graduating seniors were presented with a ring for induction into the Order of the Engineer.
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.