Rising senior Joseph Sinclair has a busy schedule as a student majoring in mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering and engineering sciences. In addition to a rigorous course schedule, he also finds time to run Solid Dynamics, LLC, a rapid prototyping service that utilizes the latest techniques in additive manufacturing to design and produce quality products.
Matthew Krott, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. This three-year grant supports Krott’s research on vibration reduction in rotorcraft. Of more than 2,000 fellowships granted in 2014, Krott is one of only 93 recipients performing mechanical engineering research.
A team of Penn State students took first place at the inaugural U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition May 5 to 7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Featuring more than 150 students from 10 universities across the country, the event was held in conjunction with the American Wind Energy Association's annual WINDPOWER conference.
NucE graduate student Chris Ulmer looking at extended defect structures which formed in an advanced steel after high dose ion irradiation. The irradiations were performed in situ in a transmission electron microscope at Argonne National Laboratory as part of a DOE Integrated Research Project to study the effects of neutron irradiation on materials using accelerated ion irradiations.
Admiral John M. Richardson, Director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program presented during the Lawrence H. Hochreiter Distinguished Lecture Series. Pictured with Admiral Richardson are Susan Hochreiter and Karen Thole.