On April 18th, at Temple University, Mechanical Engineering students from TCNJ placed first in the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) student design competition. Team members from TCNJ included: Mehdi Benmassaoud, Evan Cignarella, Alex Fayerman, Tanner Muir, and Mike Sebok. TCNJ competed with other teams from the Northeastern Region of North America and will move on to the ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Houston, Texas in November.
The design challenge is entitled, “Robots for Relief”. Students designed and developed a scaled-down version of a transporter capable of delivering granular materials, guided by, at most, one person.
The ASME Student Design Competition 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.
The Student Design Competition showcases the extraordinary talents of mechanical engineering students while encouraging them to develop innovative ideas towards an improved quality of life for all. Each year, several teams of up to four students compete at Student Professional Development Conferences in districts worldwide. Winners then proceed to finals at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). Cash prizes and awards are presented to winners at both district and final competitions.