PUC engineering student earns 2nd for research

A Purdue University Calumet mechanical engineering student earned second place and a $1,000 award in the undergraduate student research competition of the recent international Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Conference and Exposition in Pittsburgh.

Award-winner Alek Shmagranoff of Munster presented a project entitled, “Three Dimensional Simulation and Design of a Mixing Tank.”

Other undergraduates presenting their research at the largest annual international steel conference were Tom Roesel of Crete, Ill. and Song Zhang of China.

In all, 26 engineering students and four faculty/research staff members from Purdue Calumet attended the annual event, which attracted more than 5,600 participants.

Purdue Calumet attendees also included Professor, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the university’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation Chenn Zhou, who presented the conference’s keynote address: the J. Keith Brimacombe Memorial Lecture.

Another Purdue Calumet attendee, Professor of Mechanical Engineering Harvey Abramowitz, supported the Purdue Calumet students’ attendance through an Association for Iron and Steel Technology Foundation Professor Grant he received.