Mechanical Engineering

Professor Robert Kurt, Tiffany Phuong ’16, Kofi Boateng ’16, and Professor Chun Wai Liew work in the lab.

April 21, 2014

21 Students Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Twenty-one students presented their findings at the 28th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 3-5 at University of Kentucky-Lexington. NCUR is the largest conference of its kind in the country with approximately 2,000 undergraduates from more than 250 colleges and universities in attendance. Over Lafayette’s 27 years of participation, more than 700 students have [...]

Professor Jenn Rossmann discusses an assignment with Henry Scales ’17.

April 7, 2014

Course Introduces Technical and Human Sides of Engineering

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Colton Bamford ’17 (Souderton, Pa.) came to Lafayette intending to major in physics. But after one semester of Engineering Science 101, he scrapped that plan. “After a few classes I started to realize that mechanical engineering was everything I loved about physics and math,” he says. Hands-on approach Intro to Engineering is a hands-on, laboratory-based [...]

Cord Stasolla ’15

March 6, 2014

Cord Stasolla ’15 Accepted to Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program

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After a rigorous yearlong application process that culminated in a personal interview with Admiral John M. Richardson, Cord Stasolla ’15 (Morrisville, Pa.) has been accepted into the Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) program. Stasolla has been preparing for this moment his entire life. Influenced by his grandfather, who served as an Army medic during [...]

Scott Hummel

February 20, 2014

Scott Hummel Appointed Director of Engineering Division

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Scott Hummel has been named William A. Jeffers Director of the Engineering Division, with the current academic year as the first of a three-year term. The appointment was announced by Wendy Hill, provost and dean of the faculty. “Scott has been a strong advocate for the Engineering Division and the College. His leadership has provided much [...]

Kevin Galloway '14 atop the 22-story Saturn V test stand at NASA’s Marshal Space Flight Center.

December 20, 2013

Larry Galloway ’14 Helps Build Rockets with NASA

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Larry Galloway ’14 (Norristown, Pa.) recently combined his fascination with materials science, his passion for photography, and his interest in space travel during an internship at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Located in Huntsville, Ala., the huge base is primarily responsible for NASA’s rocket and robotics development and climate research. Galloway, a mechanical engineering major, [...]

Aubrey Kelley-Cogdell ’10

December 5, 2013

Kelley-Cogdell ’10 Named Future Leader in Manufacturing

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Finding manufacturing solutions for aerospace companies is daily fare for Aubrey Kelley-Cogdell ’10. A computer-aided manufacturing programmer, she has been recognized for her skill in saving manufacturers thousands of dollars each year by being named to the “30 Under 30” list by Manufacturing Engineering Media, which spotlights future leaders in manufacturing. Kelley-Cogdell, who works at [...]

The students relax with some of the villagers.

October 30, 2013

Students and Faculty Work with Honduran Villagers to Minimize Effects of Flooding

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 This summer, an interdisciplinary team of students and faculty worked with residents of Lomitas, Honduras, to help improve stormwater drainage in the village, which experiences regular flooding. The project is part of Lafayette’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP), with funding from the National Science Foundation International Research Experience for [...]

Molly Gondolf ’14, Jared Piette ’12, and Jessica Ross ’15 at the Linde Gas North America plant

October 30, 2013

Engineering Students Explore Future Careers as Interns with The Linde Group

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This summer, chemical engineering major Molly Gondolf ’14 (Atlantic, N.J.) got a firsthand look at what her future career might be like. She hopes to become an application sales engineer, similar to those she worked with during her internship at Linde Gas North America. “When you are immersed in the industry and are able to [...]

Michael Hezel '14, l-r, Professor Anne Raich, Jason Sheng ’15, and Eduardo Rodriguez '14 with the scissor-element truss-arch

October 30, 2013

Jason Sheng ’15 Explores Engineering Applications of Origami

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By Sean Grim ’14 What do an ancient Chinese lute, engineering design software, and the Japanese art of origami have in common? The link is Zhe “Jason” Sheng ’15 (Dalian, China), a double major in mechanical engineering and music. Through Lafayette’s START initiative and EXCEL Scholars undergraduate research program, Sheng is working with Anne Raich, [...]

Derrick Hargwood ’14 works in a lab at West Innovations Concepts.

September 26, 2013

Derrick Hargwood ’14 Explores Design Engineering at West Pharmaceutical Services

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Mechanical engineering major Derrick Hargwood ’14 (Metuchen, N.J.) got hands-on experience in his field as an intern at the product design and innovation center of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. in Washington, N.J. During a summer internship, Hargwood learned about the design process and took part in brainstorming sessions, made and tested prototypes, and then refined [...]