ME MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
DECEMBER 1998
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
A newsletter for alumni, students, and friends of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Student News

Owen Richard, a senior ME student, has won a $5,000 undergraduate research grant from the SRC Education Alliance of the Semiconductor Research Corporation. Richard, the son of Professor Terry Richard, was nominated by Professor Roxann Engelstad. Owen works in Engelstad's Computational Mechanics Lab as a participant in advanced lithography projects funded by SRC and SEMATECH.

The Pi Tau Sigma chapter hosted a Boy Scout workshop in the ME building last April. About 38 scouts listened to presentations and tried their hands at using the polymer lab machines and using computer design software as well as touring the student automotive lab.

Kyle Brownell, a recent M.S. graduate who worked with Professors Klein and Reindl, received recognition for his thesis work from Madison Gas & Electric Company. Brownell's thesis, "Investigation of the Field Performance for Industrial Refrigeration Systems," was based on his study monitoring the new refrigeration equipment at the Madison Ice Arena to determine why it was losing efficiency.

The Madison chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers has a busy agenda. With Dr. Glenn R. Bower as advisor, ME graduate student Sebastian Strauss as president, and Neel Vasavada as vice-president, the chapter's goal is to give students opportunities to discover real world automotive engineering. The group plans monthly meetings, plant trips, and presentations from experienced engineers.


ME Newsletter is a periodic publication of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Correspondence should be sent to the address below.

ME Newsletter
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1572

      Editor: Gail Gawenda
gawenda@engr.wisc.edu

Designer: Lynda Litzkow
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