Wentworth MCAA Chapter Wins Certificate of Merit
The Wentworth Chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America received a Certificate of Merit for their efforts in the 2013-2014 Student Chapter Competition. Their award was presented at the MCAA Annual Convention held in Scottsdale AZ at the end of March.
This year's Student Competition called for student proposals for the partial retrofit of a food processing plant in Illinois. The proposals were evaluated based on project management and organization, feasibility of construction and program schedules, and accuracy of conceptual costs. To read more information on the Wentworth MCAA Chapter's activities, click here.
Students Present at ASEE Conference
Biomedical Engineering Department Chair Dr. Shankar Krishnan accompanied six students to participate in the Zone 1 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 2014 Conference in Bridgeport Connecticut. Five posters were submitted to the Student Poster Session:
1) 3D Rapid Prototyping of Prosthetic Cardiac Valves for Biomedical Engineering Design Adityen Sudhakaran BSME '16, Allan Chesarone BBME '17, Marcin Slaczka BMET '13, Dr. Shankar Krishnan.
2) Innovative Surgical Procedure for Aortic Valve Implantation Adityen Sudhakaran, Allan Chesarone, Dr. Shankar Krishnan
3) Application of Robotic Assistance to Stereotactic Neurosurgical Procedures Emily Trabing BELM '15, Brian Finn BELM '14, Dr. Shankar Krishnan
4) Design of a Transplantation Donor Organ Preservation System in Transit. Brian Finn, Devin Richard BELM '14, William Williams BELM '14, Mansour Zenouzi Ph.D, Dr. Shankar Krishnan.
5) Total Knee Replacement: Problems and Solution Approaches Mosa Alzowelei BBME '16, Dylan Bagshaw BBME '15
Dr. Krishnan was also invited to participate in a panel session on the topic of "Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges in Biomedical Nanotechnology".
Civil Engineering Students Participate in Muddy River Symposium
On April 17th, the Colleges of the Fenway Center for Sustainability and the Environment hosted the 8th annual "Muddy River Symposium. Wentworth Civil Engineering students Fred Falcone, Thomas Bryce, Daniel Jameson, and Nicholas Dempsey participated in an open forum and poster session that focused on this year's symposium topic, "Adventures in Environmental Advocacy and Activism".
The students presented projects on turning food waste into energy and on ethanol bio-degredation in ground water. Associate Professor Henderson Pritchard and Department Chair Jack Duggan also participated.
Wentworth Students Win Second Place at ASME Design Competition
BELM '14 students Nicholas DeLee, Tanner Jones, Shawn Martin, and William Peterson attended the ASME 2014 Student Professional Development Conference in Clemson, SC March 28th-30th where their design project, "Not-A-Blimp", won second place in the Student Design Competition.
The 2014 ASME design challenge focused on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) as vessels for the transportation and delivery of cargo in an efficient and easily controllable manner. The vehicle had to be capable of carrying and releasing a small payload onto a target pad after traversing an obstacle course.