More than 125 professional engineers, 60 of whom were Auburn alumni, attended the 13th Annual Elements of Mechanical Engineering Conference hosted by Auburn University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. Held Oct. 4-5 in Opelika, Alabama, the conference provided a forum for interaction among practicing engineers, Auburn alumni and faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, all attendees earned 15 hours of professional development credits towards the maintenance of their professional engineering licenses.
Short courses were presented by mechanical and materials engineering faculty on topics such as additive manufacturing, cutting electrical energy costs, commercial nuclear power and regulation and modern mechanical systems simulation. In addition, Department Chair Jeff Suhling shared current trends in mechanical engineering; Peter Jones, Woltosz War Eagle Motor Sports professor, discussed vehicle design; and graduate students presented their research activities during a poster session.