Student Chapter Hosts ASME District E SPDC, Wins Awards in Competition

Texas Tech recently hosted the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) District E Student Professional Development Conference (SPDC). Texas Tech students and teams, under the supervision of mechanical engineering instructor Dr. Jeff Hanson and mechanical engineering professor Dr. Atila Ertas, won awards all three categories of student competition: poster, oral and design. Michael Crump won first place in Old Guard Design competition and will attend the ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) in November to compete at the international level.

Old Guard Technical Poster Competition:

  • 2nd Place: Kristen Smith - "Design: Manufacturing Process of a Left Ventricular Testing Device"
  • 3rd Place: Danielle McNeese - "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for the ASME 2014 Student Design Competition"

Old Guard Oral Presentation Competition:

  • 1st Place: Michael Crump - "Subsea Fluid Connector"
  • 4th Place: Brandon King - "Student Engineering Design: Triumph & Failure in a Quest of Optimization"

Student Design Competition:

  • 2nd Place: Team Gamma - Jesse Latimer, Danielle McNeese, Casey Chapman, Jake Hempel, Brett Anderson
  • 4th Place: The Dream Team - Courtney Billingsley, Brandon King, Andrew Fillingim, Cody Collins, Sterling Sanders, Ana Echeverria