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.
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DECEMBER 1998 Contents