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Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology Department News

Manufacturing fuel cells and more jobs Mon, Jul 17th, 2017

Dr. Jon OwejanAlfred State has earned a $75,000 manufacturing innovation grant for the further development of fuel cells, and to assist a western New York company add a projected 15 jobs in the next four years.


BUV team secures back-to-back top finishes in annual competition Mon, May 8th, 2017

members of this year’s BUV Team wearing Alfred State T-shirtsFor the second consecutive year, the Alfred State Basic Utility Vehicle (BUV) Team earned a first-place finish in the annual intercollegiate BUV Design Competition in Batavia, OH. 


New nanotechnology lab a state-of-the-art facility Wed, Mar 29th, 2017

Skip cuts ribbon as two others stand by watchingAlfred State’s new Micro-Nano Fabrication Laboratory is one very big addition to the college’s Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology Department.


Log splitter project a valuable hands-on experience Tue, Feb 14th, 2017

The students stand behind the log splitter they helped create.Applied learning can be found throughout all of Alfred State’s 70-plus majors, both inside and outside of the classroom.


Student Nathan DeMario named co-inventor on patent application Thu, Feb 9th, 2017

Nathan DeMario standing next to the cooling systemBeing involved in the development of a revolutionary new cooling system, and also in the formation of a start-up company are pretty amazing feats, especially if you’re still a student in college.


Bicycle Man earns national award with help from Alfred State students Mon, Jan 30th, 2017

The Bicycle Man’s Linear Roadster was voted “2016 BentRider Online Recumbent Bike of the Year.”Over the last decade, several Alfred State engineering students have lent their skills and know-how to The Bicycle Man, LLC, a full-service bicycle and recumbent bike shop in Alfred Station.


Dr. Owejan nominated for Upstate Venture Ecosystem Award Wed, Sep 7th, 2016

Dr. Jon OwejanFor his role in developing a new environmentally friendly cooling system, Dr. Jon Owejan, an assistant professor in Alfred State’s Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology Department, has recently been nominated as a Campus Connector for the 2016 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards.


Educators found Women Engineers are Pioneers group at Alfred State Fri, Jul 15th, 2016

Dr. Bond and Dr. Sprau CoulterAs assistant professors and co-founders of a group to encourage female student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Dr. Danielle Bond and Dr. Tabitha Sprau Coulter are igniting the imaginations of young women by showing students how rewarding and interesting engineering can be.


Sweating out the details of an Alfred State invention Tue, Jul 12th, 2016

l-r: Nathan DeMario, Dr. John Owejan, and Dr. Matthew LawrenceDr. Jon Owejan, assistant professor of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology, and Nathan DeMario, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering technology, have invented an advanced cooling system that doesn’t require a chemistry degree to understand how it works; it uses water instead of refrigerants to carry heat out of buildings.


BUV team ties for first in annual competition Fri, May 6th, 2016

Basic Utility Vehicle Team in front of their vehicle, holding trophiesFor the third time, the Alfred State Basic Utility Vehicle (BUV) Team came out on top in a national competition. 


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