RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 23, 2014) – The American Society of
Mechanical Engineers (ASME) took home a number of honors at the ASME Student
Professional Development Conference in Madison, Wis.
The Grubby Team placed fifth in the ASME Student Design
Competition, which challenged students to develop a remote-controlled unmanned
aerial vehicle (UAV) to navigate obstacles and deliver a payload on target. The
challenge was intended to simulate a UAV that could drop water and flame
retardant on wildfires.
Mohamed Hakeem Mohamed Nizar, senior, Sri Lanka, placed
first in the Old Guard Poster Presentation with his research poster titled,
“Virtual Dynamic Systems Laboratories Using V-Real.” Jerry Farke, senior, Armour,
placed second in the presentation for his senior design project developing a
Megan Frager, senior, Peoria, Ill., received the District C
nomination for the ASME Charles T. Main Award, the most prestigious award that
can be conferred to an ASME student member. Only nine other students worldwide are
nominated each year.
Students who received scholarships at the conference were:
Nizar; Jonah Thune, junior, Big Stone City; Jordan Landen, freshman, Eaton,
Colo.; Zachary Scheuffele, senior, Wagner; Zachary Kroehler, senior, Henderson,
Minn.; Jeremy Adams, junior, Sundance, Wyo.; Carina Russell, junior, Omaha,
Neb.; and Heather Goka, senior, Black Hawk.
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