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boat cruise of the Portage Canal

Michigan Tech Alumni Reunion, August 2009
The MEEM Department hosted a boat cruise of the Portage Canal Photos
MEEM Alumni Reunion Open House and Alumni Picnic - Aubrey Gibson Birthday
Alumni Reunion Open House Displays

• Michigan Tech Alumni Association Alumni Reunion Webpage


ME-EM Students win several awards

ME-EM Senior Design Day April 2009

ME-EM Students win several awards in University-wide Undergraduate Research Expo


Martha N. Sullivan

Spring 2009 Senior Banquet

Keynote Speaker: Martha N. Sullivan; See the video of her inspiring remarks to the graduates.


Energy Conversion Poster Session Energy Conversion Poster Session: Students Reported on their research projects involving Residential Solar Energy, Flywheek Energy Storage, Ammonia as Hydrogen Storage, Wind Power, and Geothewrmal among many others.

Jeff Katalenich Aerospace Enterprise Student Leader Wins Defense Department Fellowship
The US Department of Defense (DoD) is going to help Jeff Katalenich realize his dream of pursuing a graduate degree in nuclear engineering. Katalenich, a fourth-year mechanical engineering major at Michigan Tech, has won a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship that will enable him to attend the University of Michigan graduate program in nuclear engineering and radiological sciences

Craig Friedric Craig Friedrich, associate chair and director of graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, was appointed to the Robbins Chair in Sustainable Design and Manufacturing. These chairs were made possible by the generous support of Richard Robbins and his wife, Bonnie. "Dick and Bonnie Robbins recognize that our students' understanding of the fragile nature of the world around them depends on their direct experience with today's environmental challenges, both in the classroom and in research," said President Glenn D. Mroz. More Details from Tech Today

2008 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge The ME-EM Department, along with the Keweenaw Research Center, hosted the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge on March 15-20, 2010.
• Clean Snowmobile Challenge Video Player at Michigan Tech ME-EM Page
• Final Results: Madison Sweeps Clean Snowmobile Challenge, Tech Nabs a Silver
2010 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge at Michigan Tech (KRC)

John Johnson

Johnson: More Research Needed to Boost Trucks' Fuel Economy
More research is needed to improve the safety and fuel economy of the nation's truck fleet, John Johnson told a congressional subcommittee Tuesday

• View the John Johnson Career Profile In MEEM 2008 Annual Report PDF


Aerospace Enterprise Two years of work on a nanosatellite led to a third-place finish at a national competition for members of Michigan Technological University's Aerospace Enterprise. Find out more

Michigan Tech’s 2007 Winter Baja Competition

Winter Baja at Michigan Tech, February 2009: First Endurance Race Set 1; The event is an informal, but competitive Mini-Baja race held on a motocross-style track made out of snow! It was held February 14, 2009 at Lake Linden, Michigan at the Public Park. There were 2 Endurance Races (90 minutes each) and the Big Air Competition
• Playlist of Video from Engineering Michigan Channel on Youtube
• More details on the Blizzard Baja team and Winter Baja


Jeffrey Allen

Jeffrey Allen, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics, has been selected to receive a 2009 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award.

Michigan Tech have received the largest number of SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Awards out of all universities in the U. S. Michigan Tech faculty have earned 19 Teetor awards since it was first awarded in 1965 through the current year, 2009. Of the 19 award winners from Michigan Tech, 17 were ME-EM faculty.


John H. Johnson John H. Johnson, Presidential Professor Emeritus, has been selected for membership on the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Fuel Economy of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. The NRC is part of the National Academies. The appointment ends on May 31, 2010.

Jeff Naber Tech Research Team Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Develop Flex-Fuel Hybrid Technologies: Co-investigators on the project are Jay Meldrum, director of the Keweenaw Research Center; and from ME-EM: Jeff Naber, director of Michigan Tech's Advanced Power Systems Research Center, Donna Michalek, John Beard, Seong-Young Lee, Scott Miers, Abhijit Mukherjee, and Jeremy Worm

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Fall 2008 Senior Banquet

Keynote Speaker: Douglass J. Hamar


Gopal Jayaraman Building a Better Helmet
To protect players from rotational impact, you need a different kind of helmet. Professor Gopal Jayaraman leads a multidisciplinary team that is building one.

PACE contest 2006 Videos and photos

PACE Contest November 17, 2008 - Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education

Contest at Michigan Tech MEEM Nov 17, 2008: See the 2008 contest in CAD Methods


Tech Baja Team Excels in SAE Tech Baja Team Excels in SAE
Michigan Tech has scored a 12th place overall finish in the SAE Baja Tennessee competition and nabbed first place in the sled-pulling portion of the contest.Baja

ME-EM Teams win First and Second Place

ME-EM Design Teams win First and Second Place and two Honorable mentions in Michigan Tech Annual Undergraduate Expo See all the results at the 2008 Univesity Undergraduate Expo Report

View all the ME-EM Department Design teams


  New Faculty: Chang Kyoung Choi, Seong-Young Lee and Scott A. Miers

MEEM Senior Design Program Draws Korean Academics MEEM Senior Design Program Draws Korean Academics

Mohan Rao Professor Mohan Rao has been named a Fulbright Scholar

Michigan Tech ME Team wins Regional

Michigan Tech ME Team wins Regional Student Design Competition
A ME Senior Design Team (Team 20) won the Regional Student Design Competition at the Student Professional Development Conference held in Columbia, Missouri on March 28-30, 2008.


X-tra Amazing: Challenge X Team

Michigan Tech to Represent State in Top Car Design Challenge (Tech Today May 22)

X-tra Amazing: Challenge X Team Preps for Its Final Test: It's April in Hurontown, where a blizzard has dropped about a foot of snow. Todd Cimermancic steers the big Chevy Equinox into a side street hidden under a graying quagmire of slush. The SUV wallows ever so slightly before regaining hard traction on bare asphalt
• Read the Tech Today article May 6, 2008
• More: Challenge X team members took the "Huskynox" hybrid vehicle on a 2,500-mile tour of the Midwest over winter break.
Hybrid Cruisin' from the Daily Mining Gazette (PDF)
See more articles, powerpoint presentation about the Challenge X "Huskynox"


 

Michigan Tech Moved up in Rankings
U. S. News & World Report rankings for the top 165 doctoral granting universities in the USA ranked Michigan Tech Mechanical Engineering program as tied at 48th, up from 54th last year.

The Undergraduate Program is ranked 22nd nationally among the top doctoral-granting Mechanical Engineering Departments in the U.S. by the 2008 U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Colleges


 

Car Site Names Tech Among Nation's Top Auto Engineering Schools
Those motor heads at Edmunds.com, who know whereof they speak, have picked the best automotive engineering programs in the nation. Topping the list are Michigan Tech and two pretty-good downstate schools, the University of Michigan and Michigan State. More Details


  From Bikes to Baghdad: Enterprise Team Works with Marquette Firm on Video for the Battlefield: Read more

SAE Michigan Tech Society of Automotive Engineers SAE Student Chapter is the nation's largest student chapter in membership at 170 (second place has 154). The SAE Student Chapter President is Sarah Schneider and the faculty advisor is Dr. Jason R. Blough. Read more

MEEM Annual Report 2005 MEEM Annual Report 2007
Our annual report has feature articles about faculty, staff and students, and of course, statistics on awards, rankings, degrees, enrollment, research contracts/grants, publications, and other information about the success of our faculty, staff and students. Download the PDF File 4 Mb
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Jeffrey S. Allen Dr. Jeffrey S. Allen has received an NSF CAREER Award, a multi-year grant valued at over $400,000. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a NSF-wide activity that offers the NSF's most prestigious awards for new faculty members. The Award states that "The CAREER program recognizes and supports the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century."

William W. Predebon William W. Predebon, Ph.D. - Elected ASME Fellow
William Predebon, professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics, has been elected a fellow of ASME

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow Visits Michigan Tech U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow Visits Michigan Tech,
Tours Mechanical Engineering Labs, ME-EM Hockey Social and opens the Winter Carnival Hockey Game

MEEM Senior Design Team Takes National Award

MEEM Senior Design Team Takes National Award

A mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics Senior Design team has earned best-in-the-nation honors for bringing automation to a tedious, labor-intensive machining process.


MEEM on the Cutting Edge of Saw Safety

MEEM on the Cutting Edge of Saw Safety

MEEM Adopts Industrial-Strength Safety Progam


John H. Johnson John H. Johnson Ph.D. - Elected ASME Fellow 2007
Dr. John H. Johnson is recognized for his outstanding contributions over the past 40 years for his research, teaching, and scholarly activities in academe and industry.

Gordon G. Parker Named First John and Cathi Drake Endowed Professor Gordon G. Parker Named First John and Cathi Drake Endowed Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Make Top

Princeton Review Ranks Michigan Tech Among Top U.S. Universities

Michigan Tech Hits Top Tier in US News Undergraduate Ranking

Mechanical, Environmental Engineering Make Top 25 in US News Undergrad Rankings


Keep Satellites in Formation

Tiny Tractor Beam Could Keep Satellites in Formation

Brad King and Gordon Parker have developed a tractor beam. Now, they’re looking for ways to use it.


  Friedrich, Van Karsen Named MEEM Associate Chairs

Youth Programs celebrated 35 years Youth Programs celebrated 35 years of introducing youth to science, engineering, technology and Michigan Tech with an ice cream social. The ME-EM Department is honored with a special plaque for supporting Women in Engineering, Explorations in Engineering and Summer Youth Program since the beginning.

Summer Youth Program at ME-EM

Summer Youth Program at ME-EM 2007

Women in Engineering: Making motorboat

Explorations in Engineering: Remote Control Lego Cars


Aerospace Enterprise Students Fire Payload
Aerospace Enterprise Students Fire Payload Into Near-Space
Four Aerospace Enterprise students traveled to Colorado recently for nuts-and-bolts training on shooting a payload into space.

Michigan Tech Aero Design Team winners

Michigan Tech Aero Design Team soared to first place in Society of Automotive Engineers’ Aero Design East Contest held May 4-6 in Ft. Worth, Texas They won a third-place finish in the SAE Aero Design West, held in March in Van Nuys, Calif.

Michigan Tech Aero Design Team Photo Page


Michigan Tech Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Formula Car The Michigan Tech Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Formula Car team finished 48th out of 106 at the SAE International Formula Car competition held in Romeo, Michigan. in May 2007.

 

Donors Give $6 Million to Endow Chairs, Professorship

Richard and Bonnie Robbins, of Seattle, have created the Robbins Chairs of Sustainability, including a Chair in Sustainable Manufacturing and Design, a Chair in Sustainable Use of Materials, and a Chair in Sustainable Management of the Environment.


MEEM Student Team Honored for Fire Extinguisher Innovations

MEEM Student Team Honored for Fire Extinguisher Innovations

More about the Senior Design team

Photo of award


Korey Kiepert '97 designs roller coasters

Korey Kiepert '97 designs roller coasters

Korey Kiepert is a design engineer with The Gravity Group that specializes in the creation of roller coasters. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering '97and Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering '99 for studying fatigue effects of composite materials. See more details and photos of Roller coaster design engineer Korey Kiepert.


Three of the General Motors corporation's chief vehicle engineers Three of the General Motors corporation's chief vehicle engineers graduated from Michigan Tech. All of them are mechanical engineers. Terry Woychowski '78 leads the largest vehicle platform-GM full-size trucks. Doug Parks '84 is the chief engineer for small cars, including Saturns and the Chevy Cobalt. Dave Hill '65 has perhaps the sexiest job of them all-the chief engineer for the Corvette.

See the Michigan Tech Magazine story

Professor L. Brad King Professor L. Brad King earns SAE International’s Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award
Professor King is one of four faculty members nationwide who have been selected to receive SAE International’s Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. The award, established by the Society of Automotive Engineers in 1965, recognizes outstanding engineering educators and offers them the opportunity to meet and exchange views with practicing engineers in their fields.

2008 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

2008 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge at Michigan Tech ME-EM Page Photos & Videos

 


Michigan Tech’s 2007 Winter Baja Competition

The 2008 Winter Baja Competition was Saturday, February 16th in Lake Linden, Michigan

2008 Winter Baja Competition photos and video in Lake Linden, Michigan



King Award 2007 Dr. William Predebon presented the M.L. King Award
Betty Chavis
presented William Predebon, chair of the Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics Department, with the 2007 Martin Luther King Award, awarded by the Michigan Tech Black Students Association.

Blough

Dr. Jason R. Blough earns SAE International’s Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award

Dr. Jason R. Blough has earned the 2007 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. He will receive the award in Detroit in April 2007. The award recognizes excellence in engineering education, student mentoring, and research.


Senior Design Day April 2007

Senior Design Day April 2007

Senior Banquet with Geoffrey R. Weller as Keynote Speaker
and Order of the Engineer Program

MEEM Senior Design Team Slide Show


  Biographies of Five New Faculty at ME-EM for Fall 2007

2007 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

2007 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge will be March 19-24, 2007

MEEM Snowmobile Contest Page and
2007 Snowmobile Movies
2007 Opening Day Photos Page
Richard Schaum, SAE International President Visits ME-EM
2007 Awards Banquet


Michigan Tech’s 2007 Winter Baja Competition

Michigan Tech’s 2007 Winter Baja Competition in Lake Linden, Michigan
Michigan Tech Baja Website

Look back at 2006 Photos & Movies Page


 

Donors Give $6 Million to Endow Chairs, Professorship

Richard and Bonnie Robbins, of Seattle, have created the Robbins Chairs of Sustainability, including a Chair in Sustainable Manufacturing and Design, a Chair in Sustainable Use of Materials, and a Chair in Sustainable Management of the Environment.


Chrysler Engineers Present Jeep Seminar

DaimlerChrysler Engineers Present Jeep Seminar

Michigan Tech alumni now employed as engineers with Chrysler visited ME-EM in October to meet students and faculty, visit labs, and contact prospective employees and research professors.


dynamic test stand MEEM Senior Design Team wins First place in the International category at the Second International Student Capstone Design Fair

Abhijit Mukherjee New Faculty
Abhijit Mukherjee joins the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics as an assistant professor. He comes to Michigan Tech from the Rochester Institute of Technology. More biographical details

Amitabh Narain

Amitabh Narain Ph.D. - Named ASME Fellow 2006

Dr. A. Narain, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has a career that spans twenty-three years.


Jason R. Blough
Assistant Professor Jason R. Blough has received the BlueRibbon Coalition Inc. 2006 Scientist of the Year Award "in appreciation of his successful efforts to promote and protect responsible recreational use of public lands." More about Blue Ribbon Scientist

Dr. Jaime A. Camelio Dr. Jaime A. Camelio has been selected to receive the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) 2007 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.

The SME Kwo K. Wang Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award is conferred in recognition of significant achievements and leadership in the field of manufacturing engineering as a young engineer. Dr. Camelio is one of only 13 recipients who will receive the award in 2007. More Details


MEEM Annual Report 2005 MEEM Annual Report 2005
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PACE contest 2006 Videos and photos

PACE - Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education

Sponsored a contest at Michigan Tech MEEM in Dec 2006: See the contest in CAD Methods - Motion Simulation


Senior Design December 2006

Senior Design Day December 2006

Senior Banquet with Richard Vande Vusse as Keynote Speaker
and Order of the Engineer Program

MEEM Senior Design Team Slide Show


General Motors corporation's chief vehicle engineers Professor L. Brad King earns SAE International’s Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award
Professor King is one of four faculty members nationwide who have been selected to receive SAE International’s Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. The award, established by the Society of Automotive Engineers in 1965, recognizes outstanding engineering educators and offers them the opportunity to meet and exchange views with practicing engineers in their fields.

Research Collaboration with NED Research Collaboration with NED University, Pakistan
Dr. Shahid H. Mirza, Dean of ECE, NED University, Pakistan and Dr. Shamsul Haq, Pro Vice Chancellor of NED University Pakistan with. Dr. William Predebon, chair of MEEM Department on tour of the MEEM labs. Click on photo at left or see another picture here.

Dr. Haut Donahue Named Outstanding New Educator

Dr. Haut Donahue Named Outstanding New Educator

Dr. Tammy Haut Donahue earns the Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award given annually to up to three individuals who have shown a strong commitment to mechanics education by the American Society for Engineering Education.


Dr. Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos Dr. Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos, MScME-Michigan Tech Alumnus celebrated the 10th anniversary as the founder and head of the Aerosols and Particles Laboratory, a well-known European diesel emission aftertreatment laboratory in Thessaloniki, Greece and he was elected a SAE Fellow recently.

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