- Nathan Lorah ’16
- Hometown: East Liverpool, Ohio
- Major: Mechanical Engineering
I learned how to take initiative as a leader as I worked with a group of my peers to write a detailed report on constructing a windmill. Constructing the windmill and watching it work to produce energy was a rewarding experience.
Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Project
Senior mechanical engineering majors at Mount Union participate in a year-long senior design capstone project as part of the EME 480 and EME 490 courses. Projects are team-based and give students an opportunity to complete hands-on, real-world, industry-oriented projects.
For example, the following are two capstone senior design projects that Mount Union mechanical engineering students worked on this year:
- The Baja (UMU Baja) project – Mechanical engineering students designed and built an all-terrain vehicle from the ground up and will participate in an inter-university competition at the conclusion of the academic year. Students participate in a number of vehicular static and dynamic events during the competition. The project allowed students to apply what they learned in all previous courses in the major.
- Industry-related project – Mechanical engineering students worked with a local company (MAC Trailer) to design and test airfairings that will assist that organization in achieving higher fuel efficiency. The first seniors to complete this project worked with local MAC Trailer to design aerodynamic fairings in order to reduce drag and improve performance of flatbed trailers.
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