Mechanical Engineering


Spring 2019

All seminars on Friday at Common Hour (12:55 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.) in OLIN 115 unless otherwise noted.
Date Speaker/ Topic
April 5 MER 498 Poster Presentations Hallway Outside of N205
April 12 ME Faculty/Senior Project Topics for 2019-2020
April 19 ME Faculty/Senior Project Topics for 2019-2020
April 26 Dr. Lynn Evans/Post Graduate National Scholarships and Fellowships
May 3 Hal Tugal '71 and Career Development Center
May 10 Steinmetz Symposium
Thursday May 16 Lisa Freed’86, P.C., LEED AP/ IRobot permission to Fail Joint with ECE, BME
May 24 Chuck Lane ’88 SDL Atlas
May 31 TBA
June 6 MER 498 Presentations

Unless otherwise noted or announced:

  • ME seniors are required to attend every seminar below.
  • All seminars will be in Olin 115 (auditorium) on Fridays from 12:55-1:45 p.m.
  • All seminars will be preceded by food and drink at 12:40 p.m. in the Olin rotunda.

Winter 2019 Seminar

Week Date Speaker Title/Topic
1 Jan. 11 Lara Atkins Term-abroad options for engineers
2 Jan. 18 Dave Blakelock, ME '83 Engineering Entrepreneurship Career Path
3 Jan. 25 Dr. Fotis Kopsaftopulos, RPI Use of Embedded Sensors to Monitor and Control Structures
4 Thursday, Jan. 31
Joint seminar with Physics and Biology
John Ciovacco, ME '87, Aztec Engineering Use of Geothermal Sources of Energy
5 Feb. 8 Dr. Jared Nelson, SUNY New Paltz Bast Fibers as Structural Components
6a Tuesday, Feb. 12 TBA - faculty candidate TBA
6b Feb. 15 TBA - faculty candidate TBA
7 Feb. 22 Kayelyn Pohlmann, Ecovative Design Sustainable Product Design
8 March 1 TBA - faculty candidate TBA
9 March 8 Student presentations Senior presentations
10 March 15 Student presentations Senior presentations