BCET Student News
BCET honors tops students at awards dinner
The Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology recognized top students May 9, 2008 at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. Awards were presented to members of the college who excelled in a particular area.
The following students were honored:
- Aerospace Engineering: Aravind Hanasoge
- Experimental Methods: Thomas Johnson
- Civil and Environmental Engineering: Chad Shields
- Computer Engineering: Amy Yates
- Electrical Engineering: Aaron Loehr and Eric Bryan
- Engineering Management & Systems Engineering: Karey Edens
- Civil Engineering Technology: Alton Echols
- Electrical Engineering Technology: George Hudgins
- Mechanical Engineering Technology: Shaun Posey
- Mechanical Engineering: Sean Hancock
- Modeling and Simulation: Bo Sun
- Naval Science: Matuwo Olufokunbi
- Overall Excellence in Engineering Technology: Megan Pym
- Overall Excellence in Engineering: Matuwo Olufokunbi
- Academic Excellence in Engineering Technology: Austin Marriage
- Academic Excellence in Engineering: Sean Hancock
A year of firsts for BCET Formula SAE team
For the tenth year running, a team representing the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology competed at the annual Formula SAE design competition in Romeo, Michigan on May 16-20, 2007.The objective of the Formula SAE competition is to design, fabricate and compete with a formula-style racecar. The FSAE team's goal was to develop team-building skills while improving upon previous years' designs through the application of theories and concepts learned in engineering classes.
The BCET FSAE team has competed in the Formula SAE Competition, which is hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers, since 1998. The competition is open to universities around the world and entails seven events - three static and four dynamic - including: design analysis, cost analysis, sales presentation, skid pad, autocross, and endurance race and fuel economy. Each university's performance is scored and ranked by SAE judges. This year, BCET's team reconstructed a car designed for the 2005 competition, allowing improvement upon tested designs while reducing time and cost. Major adjustments on the suspension and drive train created a lighter, quicker and more reliable car than previous entries. This year's car was the lightest in the College's history of the event, weighing in at 491 pounds. The 2007 BCET FSAE team successfully completed all 7 events at competition, making it the first time the team finished the endurance event and earned a fuel economy score. The team also broke the College's record for fastest acceleration time.
2007 BCET grad commissioned at White House
Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology May 2007 graduate 2nd Lt. Emma Christine Taylor was one of 58 Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets and midshipmen to participate in a commissioning ceremony hosted by the President of the United States at the White House. One cadet or midshipman was chosen from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the American Samoan territories, Guam, the Virginia Islands and several special universities. At the ceremony, Taylor stood behind the President and was one of a select group who shook his hand. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates performed the actual oath of office in the East Room of the White House. Following the oath, gold bars were pinned to the newly commissioned officers' uniforms. An accomplished student and cadet at Old Dominion, Taylor was the recipient of the General Douglas MacArthur ROTC Leadership Award, the AUSA Military History Award, the Society of American Engineers Award, Military Officers Association of America Award, the Iron Woman Award for the highest physical fitness score and the Battalion Commander's Military Leadership Award.