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Six Brilliant and Useful Designs Win Prizes at MIE Capstone Design Competition

A demonstration of MIE Senior Capstone project "SolaBlock"

Six innovative projects, created by seniors in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department for their Senior Design Project course, won various prizes during the Capstone Design Competition at the end of the spring semester. The two-semester course is considered the “culminating experience” of the MIE education. During the event, four years of hard work, study, and sweat equity converged into a perfect storm of timing, knowledge, execution, and peak performance.

MIE Doctoral Student Prashant Meckoni Wins Best Paper at the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers’ Annual Conference

Prashant Meckoni

Prashant Meckoni

Doctoral student Prashant Meckoni of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department won first place in the Best Student Paper competition during the Health Systems Track at the Institute of Industrial & Systems EngineersIISE Annual Conference. Meckoni’s winning paper was titled “Appointment Scheduling in Primary Care with Recurring Visits,” and his faculty advisor is MIE Professor Hari Balasubramanian.

Manwell Participates in Key UN Committee Providing Specs for the Classification of Wind Energy Resources

James F. Manwell

James Manwell

James F. Manwell, a professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department and the director of the UMass Wind Energy Center, is a member of the United Nations Wind Energy Sub-group of the Expert Group on Resource Management (EGRM), which recently drafted a key UN document to apply standard international specifications to wind energy resources everywhere.

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