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  • IPFW ETCS Students Take Top Prizes in Recent Competitions
For Immediate Release
May 10, 2012

IPFW ETCS Students Take Top Prizes in Recent Competitions

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  • IPFW team wins second annual Naval Surface Warfare Center competition
  • Five mechanical engineering students designed vibration isolation system
  • Civil Engineering teams win, place, and show at ASCS Great Lakes Conference

 

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IPFW took third place in the Technical Paper category of the Cement Canoe competition Print-quality image
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Plaques won by IPFW Civil Engineering students at the 2012 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Great Lakes Conference Print-quality image

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Spring semester for the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) has seen its students receiving accolades in various competitions.

For the second straight year, a team of engineering students took top honors at the second annual Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division Undergraduate Design Competition held recently at the facility in southern Indiana.

The team, made up of Andrew Sipe, Matthew Thompson, Ben Davis, Phillip Perlich, and Anthony Zimmerman, all mechanical engineering students, and Wes King, a computer science student, were challenged to design a rapidly deployable mechanism to lift a 50-mm., 600 pound weapon system 40 inches in 5 seconds. IPFW beat teams from the University of Louisville, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Tennessee State University, and IUPUI.

IPFW Civil Engineering students fared well at the recent 2012 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Great Lakes Conference held at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. The conference included 17 schools from Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin, including Purdue University, Rose Hulman, Notre Dame, Northwestern, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. IPFW’s teams achieved the following results:

  • First Place in Surveying
  • Second Place in Geotechnical
  • Third Place in the Technical Paper category of the Cement Canoe competition
  • Third Place overall

For more information on the Crane competition and awards, contact Bongsu Kang, associate professor of engineering, 260-481-5712, kang@ipfw.edu or Zhuming Bi, assistant professor of engineering, 260-481-5711, biz@ipfw.edu. For more information on the ASCE competition, contact Suleiman Ashur, associate professor of engineering, at 260-481-6080 or ashurs@ipfw.edu.

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