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During the fall and spring terms the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department offers a 1 credit seminar, ME 507/ME 607. Speakers from industry and other universities speak on various topics that relate to mechanical engineering. Students must take one term of seminar during their course of study, but are encouraged to attend the weekly seminars every term they are offered, even if they are not registered for credit. All seminars will be held in EB 92 (formerly FAB 92), from 15:15 - 16:05, unless otherwise noted. 

Students in ME 507/607 are expected to attend a minimum of 7 of the total seminars. Student attendance is monitored via a sign-in sheet. If you need to make up a seminar attendance you may do so by attending another university-sponsored, technically-focused seminar such as those offered in the Sciences, other Engineering Departments, or Architecture. 

Seminar Date Speaker Name & Affiliation Title of Presentation

Friday, September 30

Dr. Danesh Tafti, Virginia Tech

Computational Challenges in Dense Fluid-Particle Systems

Friday, October 7

Dr. Joon-Hoon Kim, Washington State University, Vancouver

Point-of-care testing in resource limited settings

Friday, October 14

Dr. Jaime Sanchez, Intel

Thermo-electric coolers:  Characterization, Reliability and Modeling

Friday, October 21

Ryan Jefferis, MS, Daimler

The Soft Skills of an Effective Engineer

Friday, October 28 

Dr. Christopher Mattson, Brigham Young University

Elusive Impact:  Lessons in Engineering for Global Development and Design for the Developing World 

Friday, November 4

Tim Dugan, PE, Compression Engineering Corporation

Industrial Energy Efficiency

Friday, November 11

*Closed for Veterans Day*

*No Seminar*

Friday, November 18

Dr. Richard Corsi, University of Texas

Hidden Connections:  Indoor air quality and the unseen, often complex factors that define it

Friday, November 25

*Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday*

*No Seminar*

Friday, December 2

Dr. Sanjay Natarajan, Intel and PSU

The 4th Industrial Revolution