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Mechanical Engineering Stories
February 1, 2021
UAA mechanical engineering undergraduate Henry Toal works as an intern in the Anchorage office of the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP), a program based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he has had the opportunity to contribute to several research projects. Learn more about numerous partnerships in research across the UA system’s three universities.
January 27, 2021
July 30, 2020
Our very own professor of Mechanical Engineering Raghu Srinivasan and UAF Professor of Mechanical Engineering Lei Zhang have been awarded the NASA EPSCoR Research Award for their research on corrosion in cold regions.
May 25, 2020
Getu Hailu, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the UAA College of Engineering, and Martin Henke, a student in the mechanical engineering master’s degree program, are working together to determine a simple and efficient way of keeping the batteries cool.
November 12, 2019
Mechanical Engineering professor, Raghu Srinivasan, has recently won awards and grants to continue his work on corrosion in cold climates.
April 23, 2019
Congratulations to UAA CoEng Alumnus Kohl Keil (B.S. Mechanical Engineering ’18), for receiving the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) Award. Keil will spend a year studying, interning and living in Germany.
April 16, 2019
UAA's Robotics Club earned the right compete at the 2019 University Rover Challenge (URC), May 30 - June 1 at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah! Their hard work placed them among 36 finalists selected after the most competitive review in the competition’s history.
April 1, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Raghu Srinivasan and his mechanical engineering students--Breton Henry, Ezra Adams, Jarek Halat, Jasper Jackson and Aaliq Rowland--on their National Association of Corrosion Engineers International (NACE) 2019 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Award. The team created an adjustable atmospheric corrosion test rack to study corrosion in extremely cold climates to win the award.
July 26, 2018
Freshman Birch Boyer, a recipient of both the U.S. Presidential Scholar and Engineering Dean’s Excellence Awards, will bring his impressive background of academic achievement and community involvement to UAA's Mechanical Engineering program.
May 7, 2018
UAA Mechanical engineering student, Peter Renner, has joined the ranks of our nation’s highest achievers, being recognized with a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
April 26, 2018
Professor Matt Cullin and his undergraduate assistant, Keir Johnson, have used a ConocoPhillips Arctic Science and Engineering Endowment Award to create a tool to study the effects of corrosion on pipelines. By replicating the conditions that can lead to a catastrophic oil spill, they hope to prevent such future disasters.
April 23, 2018
Accomplished cross-country skier, Reese Hanneman, spent his life training for the Olympics - a goal finally achieved with his 14th place showing in the men's 4x10 km relay at the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Reese will now focus his energies on continuing his mechanical engineering studies.
January 12, 2018
On Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, Victor Samoei walked across the stage in the Alaska Airlines Center during UAA's fall commencement ceremony. The new mechanical engineering graduate looked out into the audience waving to his mother and father who had traveled halfway around the world from Kenya, Africa, to experience this moment.
June 14, 2017
University of Alaska Anchorage students recently traveled to Johnson Space Center in Houston, where NASA tasked them with developing the next stage of space exploration.
October 31, 2016
He's the only mechanical engineering student singing in the chorus of the Anchorage Opera, can combine circuit boards, software and kinematics equations to bring robots to (virtual) life, and he calls Giuseppe Verdi his “homeboy."