Stevensí ASME student section wins three awards at conference
May 5, 2006
The Stevens Institute of Technology American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Section won three awards at the Regional ASME Student Conference, held at Fairleigh Dickinson University , Teaneck , N.J. , on April 1, 2006.
First place for Web Design Presentation went to students Ryan Donovan, Michael Freeman, Robert Hoar, Thomas Presutti and Oliver Pierce Smith for their Womenís Lacrosse Skill Development and Training Device. Richard Berkof, a Professor in Stevensí Mechanical Engineering department served as the group advisor. The project was sponsored by Frank Roes.
Students Lazaro Cosma, Biruk Assefa, Joshua Ottinger and Yukinori Sato were awarded second place in Old Guard Oral Competition for the development of a Wave Energy Power Generator. The group was advised by Kishore Pochiraju, Associate Professor and Director of the Design and Manufacturing Institute in Stevensí Mechanical Engineering department, and Michael Raftery, a Research Engineer in Stevensí Davidson Laboratory.
The Micro Planes Ė Weight and Payload Optimization project, involving a micro-air vehicle, placed fourth in the Old Guard Oral Competition. The student team of Kitu Kumar, Cecilia Martinez and Christopher Sensor was advised by Siva Thangam, a Professor in Stevensí Mechanical Engineering department.
The award-winning projects are the studentsí Senior Design projects, which were displayed and demonstrated at Stevensí Senior Projects Day on April 26, an event open to the public.
Stevensí ASME Student Section faculty advisor is Marehalli Prasad, a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering department.