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SAVE THE DATE! Mechanical Engineering will hold a department graduation ceremony for spring 2014 on Friday, May 16 at 3 p.m. in 2-470 Phillips-Wangensteen Building.
Seniors Michael Barros and Charles Nolt won first place in Minnesota Wire's iSTRETCH College Challenge. The contest called for local engineering students to propose and innovative application of their product iSTRETCH, a stretchable electrical cable. Their idea proposed using the wires to deflate tires.
Doctoral candidate Andrew Kotz received the Matthew J. Huber Award for Excellence in Transportation Research and Education. This is given to University of Minnesota graduate students demonstrating outstanding academic achievement in engineering, science, and technology fields.
Ph.D. candidate Mostafa Toloui received an Interdisciplinary Fellowship for 2013-2014 and a MnDRIVE Fellowship for 2014-2015.
Three ME students were recently awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship: senior Daniel Boman (advised by Jane Davidson), Ph.D. student Hallie Boyer (advised by Cari Dutcher), and doctoral student Ruben D'Sa (advised by Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos). Ryan Madson and Alexander Yudell received honorable mentions.
PhD student Shawn Wilhelm was featured on the Business @ the U of M blog. He designed a highly effecient hydraulic pump and took a STARTUP course to learn how to develop a marketable product.
Undergraduate student Samantha Ehrenberg, '14, was featured in an article and video by Giving to the U of M.
Professor Ernst Eckert's mysterious safe was cracked open on March 27.