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Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department

Category: June 2015 Newsletter

Message from the MNE Department Head

Invest in future MNE Wildcats
Invest in future MNE Wildcats

This has been an exciting year of change for the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (MNE). I stepped into the role of department head, the college hired Dean Darren Dawson and the university hired Vice President for Research Karen Burg. Together we are taking a fresh look at MNE’s role in K-State’s 2025 Vision to become a top 50 public research university. Continue reading “Message from the MNE Department Head”

ME 101 Final Project

Team 1 entry for ME 101 Final Project
ME 101 Final Project – Team 1

In May, as our spring semester was drawing to a close, Prof. Greg Spaulding hosted the 3rd annual ME101 Design Project “Drill Powered Vehicle” Competition. As the event title indicates the student teams are tasked with designing and building a vehicle that they ride that is powered solely by a cordless electric drill. Continue reading “ME 101 Final Project”

DOE Collegiate Wind Competition

K-State was a Finalist in the 2015 DOE Collegiate Wind Competition at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) in Boulder, Colorado. Competing teams included the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Colorado School of Mines, Pennsylvania State University, California Maritime Academy, Boise State University, Northern Arizona University, and Kansas State University. Continue reading “DOE Collegiate Wind Competition”

Spring 2015 College of Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster

Two MNE students once again demonstrated excellence in research as winners of the spring 2015 Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Forum. Seventy-three students participated in the event, which featured 49 poster presentations from eight different engineering departments. Continue reading “Spring 2015 College of Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster”