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Two Mechanical Engineering Faculty members receive computing support from the LLNL Institutional Computing Grand Challenge program to study Large-Scale Wind Farms

A Mechanical Engineering faculty proposal for high performance computing (HPC) allocation at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was selected for support during the 8th Institutional Unclassified Computing Grand Challenge.  Dr. Jay Sitaraman and Dr. Dimitri Mavriplis will use the “Vulcan” supercomputer to study Large Scale Simulations of Wind Farm Aerodynamics in Turbulent Atmospheric InflowConditions.
LLNL’s Vulcan supercomputer has 393,000 processors and is the 6th fastest HPC facility in the world.  The goal of the UW project is to simulate and analyze flow fields in large wind farms. Both faculty members have worked extensively in developing Helios, which is one of the only computational tools capable of performing simulations at such large scales.  Helios was co-developed by the U.S. Army and the University of Wyoming for performing rotorcraft simulations.  It is expected that results from the large-scale computational flow simulation will become a benchmark and provide guidance for optimizing turbine placement in future wind farms.

Energy Systems Engineering becomes the first ABET Accredited Program of its type in the United States

September 5, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science recently achieved accreditation for its innovative Energy Systems Engineering (ESE) Bachelor of Science degree program. The ESE program has a novel curriculum introduced by the University to support the region’s energy-dominant economies, and is the first program of its kind in the United States to earn ABET accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission. [More]


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Engineering Students Take Part In Silicon Valley Event

May 25, 2016 — Some of the University of Wyoming’s most successful engineers and business minds shared their experiences with eight students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) on a recent trip.

Tanner Harms and Randy Welniak pose for a photo at a year-end academic celebration.

Mechanical Engineering Grad Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

May 24, 2016 — University of Wyoming mechanical engineering student Tanner Harms earned a great achievement when he was awarded the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship on May 17.

Crook and Block's rendering of their aerodynamic payload design for a CubeSat.

Senior Design Projects To Be Funded By NASA

May 12, 2016 — An idea from a University of Wyoming student helped the Department of Mechanical Engineering secure a major grant award from NASA.

Engineering Duo Earns International Research Nod

May 5, 2016 — Zachary Witters and Christopher Rumple, students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, were selected for international research awards.

Trio of CEAS Students Named Finalists For Prestigious Honor

May 4, 2016 — Three College of Engineering and Applied Science students recently were named finalists for the top graduating man and woman at the University of Wyoming.

Gillette Student Wins $30K Entrepreneurship Competition at UW

April 27, 2016 — A Gillette student’s business proposal that specializes in designing and providing tools to sanitary companies to help maintain the cleanliness of portable toilets (porta-potties) won the recent John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition sponsored by the University of Wyoming College of Business.

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Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Tabbed To Lead Automotive Supplier

April 21, 2016 — Maurice Sessel, a graduate of the University of Wyoming, was named as president of a global automotive supplier in April.

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UW Student Wins Prestigious Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship

April 19, 2016 — A University of Wyoming graduate student will have the opportunity to use one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to research wind farm simulations.

Adam Block

Mechanical Engineering Student Tabbed For Award

April 1, 2016 — Adam Block’s efforts in international volunteer work earned him a nod from a University of Wyoming campus group.

man standing in front of wind turbine

Marlin Holmes Receives UW’s Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award

February 19, 2016 — Marlin Holmes, of Charlotte, N.C., was named the recipient of the University of Wyoming’s 2016 Willena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award.

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