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MEEM's Fishbowl

$300,000 in New Computers

MEEM's Fishbowl and other labs get upgrade

Sam  Barros ME Student Sam Barros on TV Programs
Michigan Tech ME student Osanan L. (Sam) Barros Neto recently appeared on Australian TV. Previously The Learning Channel (TLC)’s Junkyard Mega-Wars and Discovery (Canada) TV shows. He also was mentioned in a Fortune magazine article. See his ME Student Profile and also a previous Michigan Tech news story.

Engineering Grads Head List of Salary Offers

In a job market that is seeing higher starting salary offers to new college graduates, engineering majors can expect to see the highest offers, on average, according to a report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

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Mohan D. Rao Dr. Mohan D. Rao Named SME Fellow
Dr. Mohan D. Rao has been elected to the grade of Fellow in the Society of Automotive Engineers. The announcement contained the following. "The SAE Fellow Committee selected you as one of this year's thirty-two electees based on your outstanding contributions in the areas of vehicle Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) research."
MEEM 'Fish Bowl' labs

New Computer Labs & Technologies at MEEM

The MEEM 'Fish Bowl' labs (Michigan and Superior) received a face lift including new software that allows lecturers to annotate animated slides and Powerpoint slides or other presentation software by writing directly on the screen.


New Faculty for Fall 2005 Featured

Jaime A. Camelio and Spandan Maiti join ME-EM Faculty

Barna Commercialization Excellence Award Commercialization Excellence Award
Governor Jennifer Granholm has presented one of the first University Commercialization Excellence Awards to Michigan Technological University alumnus Glen Barna ('76). Barna was a graduate student at Michigan Tech when his innovative research led to the creation of IR Telemetrics Inc., the worldwide technology leader in wireless data transfer from reciprocating and rotating components. IR Telmetrics is also designing specific components for shipping container security systems. Read the MTU News Story
Senior Banquet and Order of Engineer Induction
Senior Banquet and Order of Engineer Induction
Spring 2006
Banquet Photos and more

Senior Design Day 2006 & Expo Awards

Senior Design Day 2006 & Expo Awards

Congratulations! ME-EM Senior Design Teams win 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and Honorable Mention.

Michigan Tech 2006 Undergrad Expo Report: ME Students sweep 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place in Expo

MEEM Senior Design Team Slide Show


Noise - Vibration - Harshness Whaler Testing ay ME-EM

Photos of Michigan Tech ME-EM researchers and clients

A Joint Operation
Article in Michigan Tech magazine features Dr. Tammy Haut Donahue's research to ride the world of osteoporosis
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Professor Gershenson
Outstanding engineering educator
Dr. John K. Gershenson
has been selected by the Society of Automotive Engineers to receive a 2005 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. This annual award recognizes outstanding engineering educators. The program underwrites the cost of bringing recipients to an SAE meeting to participate in industry tours and meetings with industry professionals, aquainting them with professional activities in the automotive and aerospace industries. Read more details here.
Challenge X
Challenge X
Michigan Tech is one of a handful of U.S. and Canadian universities selected to take part in the latest advanced vehicle technology competition, Challenge X. Read Michigan Tech News Story by Marcia Goodrich Michigan Tech Challenge X Website
Dr. Brad King
Dr. L. Brad King Wins Early Career Award
Dr. King was one of only 57 in the entire nation to receive one of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). He was nominated by the Defense Department for this honor. More Details
Calder and Rivard Dedication

New Lab and Center Dedicated
Dedication Ceremonies for the Calder Systems and Controls Laboratory and for the Daniel and Carol Rivard Product Realization Center

Web page & photos

ME Summer Youth

Summer Youth Programs
Explorations in Mechanical Engineering: Specifically targeting students from populations underrepresented in engineering and science fields (minority or economically disadvantaged students), the Explorations in Engineering Workshop allows high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors the opportunity to investigate college options and careers in these fields.
More information and Pictures

ME Women in Engineering
Women in Engineering
The Women in Engineering Workshop (WIE) allows high school women students opportunity to investigate careers in engineering and science. Practicing women engineers from industry and the government, educators, and university faculty lead informational sessions and discussions.
Read more about the six ME-EM alumnae who participated in this year's program and see the photos
Racing Team Visit
Corvette Racing Team Engineer
Steve Wesoloski ('87 BSME), Lead Chassis Engineer, Corvette Racing was the guest speaker for an SAE Seminar on February 26. Shown in photo at left, Steve Wesloski, Jeff Schut, president of Michigan Tech
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) chapter and Erin Burns, MTU SAE presentation and meetings vice president
Mercury Engineers

Mercury Marine
Mercury Marine Engineers flew in to visit Michigan Tech and tour Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering research and student design labs. They also observed the Innovative Casting Enterprise (ICE) metal casting operation in the MSE foundry. Several ME students are ICE team members. See part of the tour and Mercury Marine ME alumni.

David Hill

Corvette Chief Engineer
David C. Hill (BSME '65), Corvette Chief Engineer and Vehicle Line Executive (Performance Cars) at General Motors Corporation presented a seminar 'Engineering the Corvette: Power, Passion, Precision' for ME-EM faculty and students in February. The seminar was sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers.

Daniel Kapp

Senior Banquet and Order of Engineer Induction
Fall 2005

Daniel Kapp, Chief Engineer Powertrain Operations, Ford Motor Company, presents the Keynote Address to Fall Graduates.


Design Day

ME-EM Senior Design Day Fall Semester, December 2005

Photos of Senior Design Teams

Human Powered Vehicle
Human Powered Vehicle
Michigan Tech took 1st in Design Overall, 1st in Design and Innovation, 1st in Analysis, 1st in Aesthetics,at the 2005 ASME Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) Competition held in Alabama. The HPV is designed and built through the Mechanical Engineering department's capstone senior design project experience. News Story
Aero team

Michigan Tech SAE Aero Design Team
The Aero Design® Competition challenges engineering students to conceive, design, fabricate, and test a radio controlled aircraft that can take off and land while carrying the maximum cargo.

Photos and Results


U.S. Army Research Lab Seminars at ME-EM

Engineers from the U.S. Army Research Lab, Aberdeen Proving Ground visited Michigan Tech on April 14th. They presented two seminars.

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PACE photo

PACE Design Contest
PACE - Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education
hosted a design competition in the MEEM 4403 Computer-Aided Design Methods class of Dr. Bernhard Bettig. Web Page

NASA Reduced Gravity

Michigan Tech Aerospace Engineers Win a Bronze at Nanosat 3 Read the News story here.

Selected for NASA Reduced Gravity Flight Student Program
Photos for Aerospace Team members trip to conduct experiments in reduced gravity, Photo Gallery

Dr. Kathryn Clark Visit
NASA Scientist Meets with Aerospace Engineers
NASA Senior Scientist, Dr. Kathryn Clark met with members of the Aerospace Enterprise Team. The team is developing the HuskySat, a nano-satellite. She is a member of the Michigan Tech Board of Control. More Photos
Alumni visit
Daimler-Chrysler Engineers Visit
Seven Michigan Tech alumni now employed as Engineers with Daimler Chrysler visited ME-EM and other programs in October to contact prospective employees; Photo page
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Ford Engineers Tour Enterprises
Four Michigan Tech grads now at Ford visited campus during the career days program, They toured the ME-EM department and shown in photos below, made an inspection tour of the Enterprise motorized team facilities. More photos