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AIST Student Video Contest. Our MSE "steel" students produced "Strong as Steel" for their entry. THEY NEED YOUR VOTE! Click on the photo above to visit the AIST contest page and scroll down to find "Strong as Steel." Voting will continue through the month of February. One vote per IP address.
Congratulations to Daniel Flagg, Brendan Ondra, and Michelle Leslie (MSE 2013) who won the ASM International 2013 Undergraduate Design Competition! As First Place Winners, the team will receive $2,000 plus up to $500 travel assistance to attend the MS&T ’13 in Montreal. In addition, the MSE department will receive $500 to support future design teams.
This was the MSE department’s first senior design poster competition and also the first time entering this ASM competition. We are very proud of this team of outstanding students, and also extend congratulations to their technical faculty advisor, Dr. Douglas Holmes, Assistant Professor in ESM and an Affiliated Faculty member of MSE. This team’s work also won the MSE Outstanding Senior Design Project for 2013. The winning poster, entitled “Controlled Deformation of a Slender Structure,” is displayed on the first floor of Holden Hall, along with many of the other posters from the 2013 senior design projects.
Myrissa Maxfield Awarded $10,000 AIST Foundation Premier Scholarship
July 2013 - MSE junior, Myrissa Maxfield, has been awarded the Premier AIST scholarship of $10,000 for the 2013-2014 school year. The scholarship also includes a paid summer internship at a steel producing facility in North America. This is the second scholarship Myrissa has received, both awarded within a week. She also received a $4,000 scholarship from H.H. Harris. In the photo above, Myrissa is interning during summer 2013 at RTI-Martinsville in Martinsville, Virginia. Congratulations!
AFS-Piedmont Pledges Continued Support for VT FIRE
On June 27, 2013, Paul Huffman and Greg Southerland, representatives of the American Foundry Society - Piedmont Chapter, presented a $24,000 check to COE Dean Benson as a first installment of their new $40,000 pledge in support of VT FIRE and the foundry at Virginia Tech. The AFS-Piedmont Chapter initially kicked off the VT FIRE project back when the foundry was still in the planning stages with a $45,000 pledge, which was fulfilled in 2012. Pictured below, left to right: David Clark, MSE Head; Greg Southerland, AFS-Piedmont Chair; Dick Benson, VT Engineering Dean; Paul Huffman, AFS-Piedmont Education Chair; and Alan Druschitz, Director, VT FIRE. For more photos, visit VT FIRE news.
The 2011 Graduate Edition of the U.S. News and World Reports is out and VT MSE is
ranked 22nd in the nation. The Undergraduate program is ranked 17th in the nation
according to the 2011 Undergraduate Edition.
Congratulations to our students, faculty and staff!