MEAM Students Receive Lincoln Gold Award

MEAM students Michael Boyle (BSE'11), Nihar Naik (BSE'11/W'11), Simon Healey (BSE'11/MSE'11), Andrew Stanley (BSE'11) and Nihar Dharamsey (BSE'11) won the Gold Award in the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation Engineering Student Design Competition for their project, "High-Fidelity Mannequin Chest for CPR Training." The group was sponsored by Matt Maltese in the Department of Biomechanics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and advised by Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in MEAM.

The winning students originally presented their project as a Senior Design team earlier this year, earning MEAM's Couloucoundis Prize and going on to earn First Honorable Mention at the 2011 SEAS Senior Design Competition. A video of their presentation is available on Penn Engineering's YouTube channel.

The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation is dedicated to advancing safe, reliable, and cost-effective arc welding design and practice worldwide. Award criteria for submitted papers included Originality or Ingenuity; Feasibility; Results achieved or expected; Engineering Competence; and Clarity of the presentation. The Gold Award comes with a $1000 prize.