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 2017-03-20 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... Mechanical engineering professor Farrukh Alvi accepts position as Interim Associate Dean for Research 2016-12-07 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=interim-associate-dean-for-research Interim Associate Dean for Research appointed at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering M.E. alumnus Charlie Sanabria awarded 2016 FSU College of Engineering Graduate Student Leadership Award 2016-12-06 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=charlie-sanabria-awarded Imagine being an undergrad in Mechanical Engineering. Now, imagine having the opportunity to travel to France as an undergrad and delve into the intricacies of revamping one of the largest magnetic systems in the world for the purpose of fusion as an energy source. For Charlie Sanabria, one of Mechanical Engineering's most accomplished undergrads turned Materials Science and Engineering graduate student, this scenario was a reality. As an undergraduate in 2008, Charlie was among five... Mechanical Engineering's Farrukh Alvi Newly Named Don Fuqua Eminent Scholar Chair in Engineering and Science 2016-10-12 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=alvi-newly-named-eminent-scholar-chair Dean J. Murray Gibson has announced the selection of Florida A&M University - Florida State University (FAMU-FSU) joint College of Engineering Don Fuqua Eminent Scholar Chair in Engineering and Science.  The honor is awarded to Dr. Farrukh Alvi, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion. Dr. Alvi recently served as the Cummins Professor of Engineering. Mechanical engineering students participate in the 5th annual Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta 2016-10-12 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=whatever-floats-your-boat-regatta Sophia Hawkins, a sophomore in mechanical engineering, is the historian for the student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and organized this year's regatta submission, 'SWE's Revenge'. FAMU alumna Kyra Massey Kennedy becomes patented inventor 2016-09-20 http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/shared/news/article.html?s=alumna-kyra-massey-kennedy FAMU alumna Kyra Massey Kennedy knew early on that the STEM fields were her calling. Having been introduced to engineering through FAMU’s MITE (Minority Introduction to Engineering) Program in the late eighties, in addition to an interest in “cars, engines, robots, gadgets,” Kyra dove right into Mechanical Engineering at FAMU. Although she ultimately switched her major to Mathematics, with a minor in Mechanical Engineering, her experience in the latter launched her toward a...