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Dec
4
Wed
Freshman Experiences in Mechanical Engineering
Dec 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Mech_hands
The Department of Mechanical Engineering annual mousetraps and rubber bands design competition will be held on from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 4 in Shriver Hall. This year freshman engineering students will have to transport an uncooked egg from a platform six feet off the ground to a target below (without breaking the egg, of course). For more on last year’s competition, check out the 2012 competition.

Nov
6
Thu
Wang IPL: Discerning Rare Disease Biomarkers by Micro- and Nanotechnologies
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tza-Huei “Jeff” Wang, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, will present his Inaugural Professorial Lecture from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 in Hodson Hall 210.

Tza-Huei "Jeff' Wang, of the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Tza-Huei “Jeff” Wang

The title of the lecture is “Discerning Rare Disease Biomarkers by Micro- and Nanotechnologies.”

The lecture is the third in the Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series, Fall 2014.

Dec
2
Wed
Mechanical Engineering Freshman Design Competition set for December 2
Dec 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Scenes from a previous freshman design competition. IMAGE: WILL KIRK/ HOMEWOODPHOTO.JHU.EDU

Scenes from a previous freshman design competition. IMAGE: WILL KIRK/ HOMEWOODPHOTO.JHU.EDU

Mousetraps, rubber bands and bowling balls — and not batteries or motors — will provide the power for devices designed by teams of freshman mechanical engineering students competing in this annual contest. Designed by teams of two or three students, the devices must roll across the Shriver Hall stage and then launch a small projectile over a dozen rows of seats before landing on or near a target. Before each launch, a 3.65-lb. duckpin bowling ball will be rolled down a ramp onstage to propel each team’s device toward the stage edge.

In this required course, students learn about design approaches, potential and kinetic energy, friction, prototyping methods and other topics relevant to mechanical engineering.

 

Apr
4
Mon
Sean Sun to present Inaugural Professorial Lecture on April 4
Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sean Sun, professor and vice-chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering will give his Inaugural Professorial Lecture from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 4 in Room 272 of the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy.

Sean X. Sun

Sean X. Sun

In a lecture titled “Mechanics of Living Cells,” Sun will discuss fundamental mechanisms of force generation in cells, and how cells use mass fluxes to propel themselves during cell motility and cancer metastasis. He also will describe how cells regulate their shape and volume, and how these kinematic variables can potentially connect to signaling pathways and gene regulation.

The lecture is part of the Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture series, established in 1993 to honor newly promoted full professors. It is named for the fifth dean of the Whiting School of Engineering.

Apr
18
Mon
2016 Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecture presents Beverly L. Waters ’92 of PepsiCo, Inc.
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May
3
Tue
Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Day
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Braille writer copyThe Whiting School of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical Engineering will hold its annual Senior Design Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 in Hodson Hall 210. Sixteen teams of student engineers will present projects that they worked on in partnership with sponsors from industry, government and the non-profit sphere. RSVP here.

Dec
7
Wed
“Bye Bye Blue Jay”: Freshmen Experiences in Mechanical Engineering competition
Dec 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Two mousetraps and three rubber bands — no batteries or motors —  will provide the power for launching devices and vehicles designed by teams of freshman mechanical engineering students competing in this lively annual contest. Designed by teams of two or three students, the devices must launch a Blue Jay Beanie Baby across the stage at Shriver Hall.

Arturo A. Brito, Stefan Arnold and Kevin LeBlanc of the winning Perpetual Motion Squad.

Winners of a previous “mousetraps and rubber bands” competition

In this required course, students learn about design approaches, potential and kinetic energy, friction, prototyping methods and other topics relevant to mechanical engineering.

Oct
9
Mon
National Nanotechnology Day 2017
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
National Nanotechnology Day 2017 @ Shaffer Hall Lobby

The Institute for NanoBioTechnology invites you to celebrate National Nanotechnology Day. Bring your friends and colleagues and join us in celebrating the nanometer scale with food and beverages, a raffle prize, a selfie station, and practice your building skills with Nanoblocks.

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