Mechanical Engineering News http://eng.fsu.edu/ The lastest news from the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering in Tallahassee, Florida. en-us 2017-06-13 Dr. Wei Guo to perform research in Japan on JSPS Fellowship 2017-06-13 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=wei-guo-jsps-fellowship When it comes to scientific advancement, global collaboration is of utmost importance. The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science upholds this principle every year by offering fellowships to scientists all around the world for the purpose of advancing scholarship and scientific research. This June, Mechanical Engineering’s very own Dr. Wei Guo will have an opportunity to conduct research on superfluid helium after having earned a JSPS Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan, which was... Three Female FAMU Doctoral Graduates Break Barriers in Engineering 2017-06-01 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=three-female-famu-doctoral-graduates According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), minority women comprise fewer than 1 in 10 scientists and engineers in the United States. Studies from researchers around the world reveal that one antidote to this disparity is to ensure there are more role models in underrepresented communities. Larbalestier accepts nomination to join the National Materials and Manufacturing Board 2017-06-01 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=larbalestier-accepts-nomination-to-join-nmmb David C. Larbalestier, Ph.D., Francis Eppes Professor of Mechanical Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, has been nominated for service on the National Academies' National Materials and Manufacturing Board (NMMB). Larbalestier is also Director of the Applied Superconductivity Center, and chief materials scientist in the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Lou Cattafesta to direct the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion 2017-05-15 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=lou-cattafesta-new-fcaap-director Since Farrukh Alvi, the founding director of FCAAP, stepped down a few months ago to become the Associate Dean for Research at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, we are happy to announce the formal selection of a new director for FCAAP. Undergraduate Teaching Award: Kunihiko Taira recognized for excellence in undergraduate teaching by FSU 2017-04-24 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=taira-undergrad-teaching-award While it may seem like an easy feat, teaching well can be quite a challenge. This means not only ensuring a subject is clear and understandable, but also finding a way to help students enjoy learning. Only then will they be more likely to understand and retain the material they are taught. Kunhiko Taira has honed his engaging teaching style, earning him high marks from his students and the 2016-17 Undergraduate Teaching Award from Florida State University. Around Campus | Student Voices 2017-04-21 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=parker-justice Kendall Parker, Mechanical Engineering (right), "I think the integration of both universities presents unique opportunities that you wouldn’t get anywhere else considering the missions of FAMU as an HBCU and FSU as a PWI, so it’s a unique campus and a unique experience." College hires leader in Applied Superconductivity 2017-04-20 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=college-hires-leader-in-applied-superconductivity Florida State University is adding another eminent scientist to its ranks by hiring an accomplished expert in the field of applied superconductivity. Graduating mechanical engineering students commercialize their senior design project 2017-04-14 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=students-commercialize-their-senior-design-project Four of the seven InNOLEvation Challenge finalists were engineering teams. One of those four, PowerTrak, finished third with an award of $5K. FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Hosts Engineering Design Day 2017-04-04 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=edd-2017 The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering will open its doors to the public for its annual engineering design day on April 13. Outstanding Aerospace Engineer Award: Emmanuel Collins receives recognition from Purdue University 2017-03-30 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=emmanuel-collins-outstanding-aerospace-engineer-aw From the beginning of his achievements as valedictorian of Morehouse College in 1981, to graduating with his PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University in 1987, to becoming John H. Seely Professor in 2004, Mechanical Engineering’s Dr. Emmanuel Collins boasts a long list of accomplishments and honors. Subsequent to earning his PhD, he went to work for Harris Corporation and while there was awarded an Engineering Achievement Award in 1990 and an Honorary Superior Accomplishment...