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First Place Win for Mechanical Engineering Student at ASME Old Guard Poster Competition

MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017 - 7:07 AM All News , Engineering

Mechanical Engineering student Joseph DaSilva won the first place award in the Old Guard Poster Competition, while Christopher Jurkiewicz placed fourth in the Old Guard Oral Presentation Competition during the American Society of Mechanical Engineers North America East Student Professional Development Competition.

The event was held at Tennessee Tech University from April 21-23, 2017. The ASME Student Event includes six competitions: Student Design Contest, Student Design Competition Special Awards, Technical Webpage, Old Guard Oral Presentation Competition, Old Guard Technical Competition, and Old Guard Poster Competition.

"Our Department of Mechanical Engineering is once again very pleased and proud to report that Western New England students upheld their tradition of taking a significant share of the awards,” said Dr. Said Dini, chair of the department. He also had praise for other University students who competed. “They created a robot that is fast, strong, and agile. Their team built a remotely controlled device to compete against others in five different events–a robot pentathlon."