Student designers make it easier to take out the trash
on Friday,November 20,2009 22:11
To reflect the country''s growing emphasis on green living and sustainability, the University of Alabama has created the Mechanical Engineering Recycled Design competition in which industrial design students and engineers team up to create green machines to help the average American citizen sort their trash.
The event, the latest in a string of annual design competitions sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, tasked students with creating a machine capable of sorting plastic and glass bottles, aluminum and steel cans from miscellaneous garbage with the push of a button.
Students are required to design, build and operate prototypes of their designs within a set of contest- imposed limitations on size and volume, with judges grading on presentation, function and technique.
"These types of projects give students background in project management, design and creativity," UA mechanical engineering professor Clark Midkiff tells the Tuscaloosa News. "They make something and get the chance to see it in action. They may look thrown together but there''s a lot of work put into them."
Several of the designs will go on to compete in the regional ASME competition held at the University of Miami this coming March.
- Online and Bachelor's programs include B.S. in Advertising, B.S. in Web Design, B.A. in Interior Design, and more
- Curriculum focus on preparing students for a creative career by teaching them the fundamentals of advertising and design
- Students can choose from courses that cover areas such as advertising concepts, art direction, experience design, and online marketing
- Over 50 locations nationwide, with a student support team dedicated to helping students grow
- Join our next Open House on 2/15!
- Flexible Scheduling
- Financial Aid
- Liberty University's online programs ranked in the top 5 of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility*
- 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level**
- No standardized testing if you meet admission requirements
- Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program
- Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned
- Online Courses
- Financial Aid
- Transferable Credits
- Web Design and Development (BS)
The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started
Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.
Latest Articles & News
Kanye West to perform during Paris Fashion Week
It is no secret to many that music artist Kanye West is no stranger to fashion, and now he will be showing his new collection during Paris Fashion Week later this week, according to the Elle Magazine.
Second designer chosen for home decor competition
Teenlike.com, an ongoing online competition for young home decor designers, announced its second winner. Brandon Dover of Apply Valley, California, was this year's winner, as he created an abstract pen and inkwork design for a bedspread.