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Mechanical Engineering Highlights

  • Teddy Maranets, a Ph.D. student co-advised by Mechanical Engineering faculty Yan Wang, Mustafa Hadj-Nacer and Miles Greiner, won a best presentation award at the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Oct. 29, 2023, in New Orleans. Maranet’s talk was titled “Thermal Transport in Embedded Nanoparticle Composites: A Molecular Dynamics Study of the Optimized Size Distribution.”
  • The University’s Aerospace Club worked with the Women in Aviation Sierra Battle Born chapter to offer a Girls in Aviation event Sept. 23 at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. To see coverage on KTVN-Channel 2 News, see Girls in Aviation Day.


Mechanical engineering news

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Engineering international exchange programs offer opportunity to connect to a global community

Student Robert Gillespy shares his experiences in Germany and Mexico

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Fruit flies could hold the key to building resiliency in autonomous robots

Mechanical Engineering professor awarded $2 million grant to apply emerging knowledge in insect neuroscience to the development of autonomous robotic systems

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Mechanical Engineering students gather footage from high-altitude balloon during Annular Eclipse

Project was part of NASA’s Nationwide Eclipse Balloon Project

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