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Spring 2016 Design Day

From a rocket made of new composites to a rising toilet seat to help the elderly and those with disabilities, the University of Utah’s Department of Mechanical Engineering showed off this year’s senior projects during the annual “Senior Design Showcase.” Held April 21 at the A. Ray Olpin Student Union ballroom, seniors displayed the projects Read More…

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Design Day April 21

This week on Thursday, April 21, is the traditional Mechanical Engineering Show-and-Tell Design Day. Held at the U Student Union Building, the main focus is the Senior Design Showcase, where 26 senior teams display their projects that they have been working on for the past year. Also part of the festivities are the robotic competitions Read More…

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ME Senior Gets Behind the Scenes of Universal Studios

Mechanical engineering senior, Louise Butler went behind the scenes as an engineering intern for Universal Creative to work on a new ride opening this summer. Butler says that, “My primary job was testing existing rides in the park. It involved late nights after the park had closed, but it gave me a complete behind-the-scenes look Read More…

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Engineering students showcase everyday robots and then some

By Andrew Jose, The Daily Utah Chronicle: When it comes to robot competitions, one centimeter can mean the difference between the sweet bliss of victory and the despair of defeat. Engineering students at the U showed off their creations and tested their robot skills Tuesday at the College of Engineering’s annual Design Day. The event, Read More…

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Design Day Schedule: April 15

All are invited to mechanical engineering’s 17th annual Design Day. This is a unique opportunity for the community, faculty, pre-college and college students to interact with and learn what our mechanical engineering students are involved in, here at the University of Utah. Design Day 2014 Tuesday, April 15 Union Ballroom 11:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. SENIOR DESIGN Read More…

Senior Design Team Places in National Competition

HARTFORD, CT – RoboWaiter, one of this year’s Senior Design Teams in Mechanical Engineering and advised by Dr. Stacy Bamberg, won several awards in the advanced division of the Trinity College RoboWaiter Competition. The competition took place on March 31 and April 1, 2012, in Hartford, Connecticut. The team placed second in the Senior Division Read More…

U of U Team Places 3rd at NASA 18th Annual Great Moon Buggy Race

The NASA Moon Buggy Team from the University of Utah (also a Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Team) placed 3rd in the 2011 NASA Great Moon Buggy Race. The U of U team competed against college teams from 22 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, India, and Russia. The NASA competition challenges students to build a durable, Read More…

Daily Utah Chronicle: Engineering Students Showcase Projects

DAILY UTAH CHRONICLE – Engineering students’ innovative designs were recognized at the U on Tuesday. The emphasis of the event was engineering in motion, and many inspiring vehicles caught the crowd’s attention. The Eco Hawk, a senior design showcase project, measured practically from the floor to the ceiling of the Union Ballroom. The project immediately Read More…

Utah Mechanical Engineering Students Win Ergonomics Competition

ErgoLink, a design team made up of students from the University of Utah’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, won first place in the eTools Ergonomic Design Competition on march 22, 2010 for demonstrating superior ability to solve ergonomic related design problems. The event was sponsored by Auburn Engineers Inc. “We had to redesign a backpack and Read More…