Northern Illinois University

Northern Today


April 20, 2009

Three mechanical engineering students from the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering recently took first prize in their categories at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Chicago Regional Chapter student poster contest. The students competed against their peers from IIT and Northwestern University.

Chase Johnsonís poster on superalloys was the best undergraduate poster and received a $150 award for his effort.

Co-authors Sri Harsha Panuganti and Mike Matusky, students of Professor Federico Sciammarella, shared the first prize award for the graduate student poster on laser-assisted machining of ceramics. They will display their poster at the NIU Engineering Building outside the Macro/Micro Manufacturing Laboratory.