06
MAY
2017

MAE Capstone Poster Competition

MAE’s Bio-Inspired Autonomous Underwater Vehicle team, advised by Professor Hilary Bart-Smith, was one of two joint winners of the Undergraduate MAE Capstone Poster Competition. The judges included members of the the MAE Academy of Distinguished Alumni.
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06
MAY
2017

Capstone Team Designs and Builds Foam Tender for Charlottesville Fire Department

Class B foam is a chemical used to fight gasoline fires. The Charlottesville Fire Department (CFD) has the chemicals needed to produce Class B foam, yet no mechanism to use it. Liquid fuels that cause Class B fires tend to be lighter than water and float on top of it, exposed to the a
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05
MAY
2017

MAE Ph.D. Student Thrives at UVA, Promotes Diversity

“[Darius Carter has] decided to pursue a doctoral degree in the lab of another UVA Engineering graduate, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering professor Daniel Quinn. Quinn earned his aerospace engineering degree at UVA in 2006, then earned his Ph.D. at Princeton before coming ba
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01
APR
2017

Dr. Norris Now Editor-in-Chief of Springer Women in Engineering Series Volume on Nanotechnology

Pamela Norris adds Editor-in-Chief for the Springer Women in Engineering Series volume on Nanotechnology to her long list of accomplishments! Dr. Norris is the Executive Associate Dean for Research for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Frederick Tracy Morse Profes
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20
MAR
2017

Photos: MAE Exhibits at Engineering Open House

Check out photos of MAE exhibits and presentations from this weekend’s Engineering Open House! A record number of visitors attended the UVA Engineering Open House this weekend. Attendees showed great enthusiasm for… Posted by UVA MAE on Monday, March 20, 2017
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18
MAR
2017

Engineering Students Build Their Own Ground Station

“Since the space age began, spacecraft and their crews have been communicating with ground stations via radio. Now, University of Virginia engineering students are about to join that tradition with their own ground station for tracking a small spacecraft of their own design. The
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07
MAR
2017

UVA SUMR Wind Turbine Team Goes to Capitol Hill

Professor and MAE department chair Eric Loth and team went to Capitol Hill in order to present their wind energy research at the 2017 ARPA-E Congressional Showcase. They were one of only 5 teams selected from a large group of nationwide attendees invited to a special session where the
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21
FEB
2017

VP of Business at Instagram Highlights His UVA MAE Roots

“James Quarles got his start in mechanical engineering, but his career soon veered into digital technology. ‘That’s a great thing about the Engineering School: You can’t get out of UVA without a really strong set of generalist skills. I [Quarles] took classes at Thornton H
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15
FEB
2017

Two New Courses Connect Aerospace Engineering with Business

“’These courses will help students in the Commerce School better understand mechanical and aerospace engineering, and help engineering students better understand how to deal with manufacturing lines, supply chains and other business concepts,’ Associate Chair of Mechanical
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14
FEB
2017

Dr. Jeff Crandall Featured on NFL Website

“[Crandall] chairs the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Engineering Subcommittee and will be a principal guide through the execution of the Engineering Roadmap. ‘The Engineering Roadmap is a comprehensive and dedicated plan to try and bring knowledge, research and tools together
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