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Multi-Semester Interwoven Project for Teaching Basic Core STEM Material Critical for Solving Dynamic Systems Problems

Contributing Professors 
  • Peter Avitabile, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • John White, Professor, Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
  • Stephen Pennell, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Chuck Van Karsen, Associate Professsor, Michigan Technological University
Participating Students
  • Tracy Van Zandt, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • Nels Wirkkala, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering                       
  • Jeffrey Hodgkins, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • Narine Malkhasyan, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering
  • Charles Wes Goodman, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • Dana Nicgorski, Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • Adam Butland, Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering   
  • Christopher Chipman, Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Aaron Williams, Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • Tiffini Johnson, Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Undergraduate Capstone Projects
  • R.U.B.E. 0 (Initial Conceptualization of 2nd Order Mechanical System)
    Charles Wes Goodman, Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
    Jeffrey Hodgkins, Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • R.U.B.E. 1 (2nd Order Mechanical System with Initial Displacement)
    Nels Wirkkala, Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
    Tiffini Johnson, Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
    Dereck Ouellet, Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • R.U.B.E. 2 (2nd Order Mechanical System with Impact and Initial Displacement)
    Adam Butland, Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
    Dana Nicgorski, Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
A special thanks to the students who have really been the driving force in making all this happen. This could not have been done without their dedication and devotion to developing these materials.  I have had the pleasure of working with them and having them contribute to this effort.
Thank you.
    - Peter Avitabile