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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
James Free, Director of the NASA Glenn Research Center, will be the keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) Symposium held April 20 at the UW HUB. For registration information, visit
ME Assistant Professor Kat Steele has received an NSF CAREER award for research titled, "The Ultimate Machine, modeling neuromuscular control and musculoskeletal dynamics to improve human ability.
Congratulations to the ME students who won the 2015 Environmental Innovation Challenge!! FireBee is a portable thermoelectric generator that turns cooking fires into personal power stations.
ME faculty and grad students are part of a team that is building an underwater robot that will gather new information about how marine life interacts with underwater equipment used to harvest wave and tidal energy