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Danai Lectures at United Technologies Research Center on March 22

Professor of Mechanical Engineering Kourosh Danai will give a Fellows Lecture at the United Technologies Research Center on March 22. He will discuss a novel method of Jet Engine Health Monitoring that will be published in the ASME Trans. on Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power. Professor Danai joined the faculty of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department in 1987. His research is focused on development of robust automation solutions.

McCaffrey Attracts National Coverage for Problem-solving Method

Anthony McCaffrey, postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for e-Design in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, is getting widespread national coverage for the method he has developed to enhance anyone’s problem-solving skills, especially engineers, inventors, and other innovators. McCaffrey believes his Obscure Features Hypothesis (OFH) has led to the first systematic, step-by-step approach to innovation-enhancing techniques for overcoming a wide range of cognitive obstacles to invention.

Park and Marquard Earn Fellowships from Provost

Assistant Professor My-Hyun Park of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Assistant Professor Jenna Marquard of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department have both received Team-based Learning Fellowships from the Provost’s Office. On behalf of the Provost’s Office, the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development (CTFD) has developed a unique Team-based Learning Initiative to explore team teaching and learning strategies in technologically-rich classroom environments.

A Shop Where Students Conceive, Design, and Prototype the Future

The MIE department is working energetically to upgrade its outdated machine shop and turn it into a highly accessible learning environment. The new high-profile Innovation Shop will be outfitted with an inventory of state-of-the-art machine tools, instruments, and computers to support inventive mechanical engineering projects, including all related design, modeling, manufacturing, and testing activities. The Innovation Shop will feature areas for classroom instruction, team meetings, computer-aided design, fabrication, and assembly.

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