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College of Engineering Students Compete at ASME E-Fest

Published: May 17, 2022 | Categories: All News, Engineering

Western New England University Mechanical Engineering students recently competed at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Engineering Festival E-Fest Digital. This year's E-Fest was held virtually.

ASME's E-Fests competitions are regional events for engineering students that include design competitions, career development workshops, access to thought leaders and innovators in various engineering fields, and networking opportunities. E-Fests also provide online content, resources and a community that enables students to foster innovation, network with key players in the industry, connect with peers and celebrate engineering. Their mission: Innovate. Create. Compete. Celebrate.

College of Engineering students competed in the following three challenges this year:

The Old Guard Oral Competition - Sponsored by the ASME Old Guard Committee, this competition is designed to emphasize the value of delivering clear, concise, and effective oral presentations, particularly pertaining to some sphere in which an engineer is involved. The Oral Competition is designed to emphasize the value of the ability to deliver oral presentations. Mechanical Engineering student Julian Swan placed 2nd in his track winning a $400 prize for his efforts.

Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D Challenge (IAM3D) - The ASME Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D (IAM3D) Challenge is designed to give mechanical and multi-disciplinary undergraduate students around the world an opportunity to re-engineer existing products or create new designs. Students competing in IAM3D showcase their creativity by demonstrating the value added through their ingenuity, application of sound engineering design principles, and leveraging Additive Manufacturing technologies. College of Engineering students entered the Mini Baja and achieved a 5th place ranking and Team Kodiak/Big Claw came in at a respectable 10th place among 41 registrations and 17 submissions.

The ASME 2022 Student Design Competition (SDC) - The ASME Student Design Competition, sponsored by Boeing, provides a platform for ASME Student Members to present their solutions to a range of design problems - from everyday household tasks to groundbreaking space exploration. Each team is required to design, construct and operate a prototype meeting the requirements of an annually determined problem statement. This year's challenge H2Go – Revisited required teams to design a scaled, proof-of-concept prototype for water energy conversion. The prototype propels the team vehicle by converting the potential energy of water that is manually loaded into the device. Western New England University Golden Bears scored 15th in this competition.