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ME125: 125 Years of Engineering the Future
ISSUE 11 • FEBRUARY 2014
Optimizing Energy

WHAT'S NEW

Optimizing Energy:
$2.9 Million Award Will Help Reduce Fuel Use in Forward Operating Bases

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) wants to reduce liquid fuel consumption at forward operating bases by expanding the use of alternative energy sources and by improving energy efficiency.

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OTHER NEWS

The Story of ME: Alisha Kasam, BSME '13

The Story of ME: Alisha Kasam, BSME '13

The Story of ME is a series of videos that showcase the lives of students, alumni, and faculty who were impacted by their time spent at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Each is a story of a helluva mechanical engineer!

Alisha Kasam, BSME ’13, filmed The Story of ME in the Spring of 2013. In the video, she speaks to the remarkable opportunities of which she took advantage while attending Georgia Tech and the Woodruff School. Nearly a year after filming, Kasam followed up to share about her great successes post-graduation. Enjoy her ME story.

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In Vitro Innovation

In Vitro Innovation: Testing Nanomedicine With Blood Cells On A Microchip

Designing nanomedicine to combat diseases is a hot area of scientific research, primarily for treating cancer, but very little is known in the context of atherosclerotic disease. A group of researchers, including Woodruff School Assistant Professor Tony Kim, have engineered a microchip coated with blood vessel cells to learn more about the conditions under which nanoparticles accumulate in the plaque-filled arteries of patients with atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of myocardial infarction and stroke.

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New Woodruff School Curriculum: Breadth Option

This Ain't Your Grandfather's ME Degree: Earn a Minor In...

The new, flexible undergraduate curriculum at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering certainly offers more opportunities in learning than did, say, your grandfather's degree!

To learn more about the breadth option, in which a student may earn a minor or certificiate in one of more than 50 disciplines, take a look at these videos, featuring Drs. Richard Barke, Associate Professor of Public Policy, David Laband, Chair of Economics, and Steve Usselman, Chair of History, Technology, and Society.

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Human Arm Sensors Make Robots Smarter

Human Arm Sensors Make Robots Smarter

Using arm sensors that can “read” a person’s muscle movements, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have created a control system that makes robots more intelligent. The sensors send information to the robot, allowing it to anticipate a human’s movements and correct its own. The system is intended to improve time, safety and efficiency in manufacturing plants.

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New Solar Car Concept

New Solar Car Concept Shines at Electronics, Car Shows

Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with Georgia Tech, debuted a new solar car concept earlier this month at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas.

The C-MAX Solar Energi Concept is a first-of-its-kind hybrid electric vehicle with the potential to free drivers of their dependence on the electric grid. Instead of recharging its battery from an electrical outlet, the vehicle harnesses the power of the sun by parking under a special concentrator that acts like a magnifying glass, directing intensified rays from the sun onto solar panels on the parked vehicle’s roof below.

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Allow ME to Introduce...

Allow ME to Introduce...

"Allow ME to Introduce..." is a series of videos introducing the faculty of the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. Watch the videos in this playlist to learn more about Jun Ueda, Andres Garcia, Min Zhou, Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb, Olivier Pierron, Susan Thomas, and more.

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A Message from the School Chair

We are well into the spring semester and even survived SnowJam14 - parts 1 and 2! We are gearing up for some incredible Spring events and hope you will join us.

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