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Wygnanski to Deliver 2017 AIAA Dryden Lecture

Israel Wygnanski; image courtesy of Nasa Ames Research Center
Israel J. Wygnanski, University of Arizona professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, will deliver the 2017 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Dryden Lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 4:30 p.m. MST. 

A livestream of his lecture, "Maturation of Active Flow Control Concepts for Improved Aircraft Performance," will be available from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. MST through the AIAA website.

Photo courtesy of NASA Ames Research Center




AME Alumnus Takes the Reins at Sundt

Alumnus Mike Hoover, president and CEO of Sundt ConstructionMike Hoover, who received his BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona in 1983, has been named president and CEO of Sundt Construction

Hoover, a second-generation Sundt employee and Tucson native, worked his way up in the company from laborer to executive, holding various positions including project engineer and division manager.

He replaces Dave Crawford, also a UA Engineering alumnus, as CEO.

Photo courtesy of A.E. Araiza/Arizona Daily Star




Undergraduate Meets the Bike More Challenge

Bike More Challenge; photo by Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily StarBryan Little, a mechanical engineering senior, bicycles at least a portion of his commute to campus from Vail every day.

This year, he put those miles – and many more – toward the totals of the Tucson Bike More Challenge. The competition encourages people to ride their bikes for commutes, errands and recreation by tracking their distances from Oct. 30 to Nov. 30.

Bryan placed first for Most Miles among the male competitors. The majority of his 1,455 miles were ridden on Tucson trails. 




Senior Concludes Run as Ranger Challenge Captain

UA mechanical engineering senior Maurissa Wortham served as the UA Reserve Officers' Training Corps Ranger Challenge Team captain. Following the year in which the University of Arizona Reserve Officers' Training Corps Ranger Challenge Team saw the greatest number of female cadets in its history, the team also had a female captain in Maurissa Wortham.

Wortham, a mechanical engineering senior, led the team to its third consecutive regional victory and a top-five finish among 36 schools in the 5th Brigade.

Fellow mechanical engineering major Marissa Rives served as captain for a non-competition group of emergent team members who spent the term focusing on skills development. 




Alumni Honored at 2016 Homecoming Celebration

Sara McCoy and Anthony MulliganTwo remarkable AME alumni were recognized for their contributions at the 2016 College of Engineering Homecoming celebration.

Sara McCoy, who received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1993, was given the Bear Down Award for her volunteer work as president of the UA Maricopa County Engineering Council.

In 2014 McCoy became the first woman to manage a power generation plant for the Salt River Project. She oversees the Agua Fria Generation Station, which provides power to more than a million customers in greater Phoenix.

Anthony Mulligan, who earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1988, was surprised with the Leo B. Hart Humanitarian Award for his work as founder and CEO of Hydronalix.

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