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August 15, 2020

Purdue ME students fill their lockdown summer with real-world research

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused chaos for many students, removing any chance they had to gain work experience over the summer. The School of Mechanical Engineering saw this need and created the Summer Projects program, giving students the chance to perform meaningful research, and get some financial assistance along the way.
August 14, 2020

AIAA awards ME student for graduate achievement

Aaron Afriat, an ME master's student under Prof. Steve Son, has received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Abe M. Zarem Graduate Award for Distinguished Achievement. His paper proposes a new propulsion system for a Mars descent vehicle.
August 13, 2020

PhD student receives data science fellowship for modeling traumatic brain injury

For Kevin G. McIver, a second-year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering, his hard work keeps paying off. Just last month, he was named a recipient of the 2020 ACM SIGHPC Computational and Data Science Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded to underrepresented minority graduate students to help increase diversity in research areas employing computational modeling and simulation. McIver's current research involves modeling and simulation of traumatic brain injuries.
August 6, 2020

Fu Zhao guests on podcast

Which is better for the environment, paper or plastic? The answer isn't clear-cut, once you factor in the source materials, manufacturing, usage, and end-of-life processing. That's called "life cycle engineering," and Fu Zhao discusses it in this podcast about industrial sustainability.
August 3, 2020

3D printed Purdue heat sink wins competition

3D printing enables engineers to customize the design of everything, even a heat sink designed to cool down computer processors. A team of Purdue ME students -- Soumya Bandyopadhyay, Julia Meyer, Adeline Naon, and Saeel Pai -- have designed an award-winning 3D printable heat sink inspired by shark skin, Formula 1 cars, and human lungs.
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