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 2017-04-24 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. 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... Mechanical Engineering's Dr. Steven Van Sciver awarded the prestigious Samuel C. Collins Award 2017-03-20 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=van-sciver-awarded-2017 In 1965, Dr. Samuel C. Collins of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology received an award named in his honor. The award was established and presented by the Cryogenic Engineering Conference--a preeminent event in the field of cryogenics (the study of the production and behavior of materials at very low temperature) —to honor Samuel C. Collins' accomplishments in the field. It has since been awarded only seventeen times to scholars of cryogenics who have greatly influenced the field, and... Seven mechanical engineering undergrads shine at 2nd Annual Donor Recognition & Scholarship Awards Ceremony 2017-02-21 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=me-second-annual-donor-awards-ceremony When you major in mechanical engineering, you’re immersing yourself in a field so broad there’s no telling where you’ll end up. Robotics, renewable energy, aerodynamics, materials science, manufacturing, and so much more. With so much to learn, the major is no doubt intense, and a little assistance along the way is always welcome. The Annual Donor Recognition and Scholarship Awards placed the spotlight on some of Engineering’s most hard working undergrads during the 2016... FAMU on the RISE… Engineering professors awarded first CREST-RISE award 2017-02-10 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=moore-wang-dickens FAMU-FSU College of Engineering professors, Tarik Dickens and Hui Wang, with the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, and Carl Moore, with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, have been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Historically Black Colleges and Universities Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (HBCU-RISE) award to develop research in advanced manufacturing utilizing biomimetic robotics. HBCU-RISE activity within the major Centers of... New material holds promise to create more flexible, efficient technologies 2017-02-10 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=shang-chao-lin An organic-inorganic hybrid material may be the future for more efficient technologies that can generate electricity from either light or heat or devices that emit light from electricity. Undergraduate co-authors paper pointing way to greater air safety 2017-01-27 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=me-undergrad-nicolas-salazar When you board a plane, you board it with the confidence that it will fly with no problems, right? One of the methods proposed for determining the safety of a plane's structure is the integration of a strain gauge, or device which experiences change in electrical resistance as varying force is applied. In this particular case, one of Mechanical Engineering's undergraduate students, Senior Nicolas Salazar, completed research with Dr. Zhibin Yu and five graduate students from Industrial...