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The first application is an ultracapacitor flashlight, targeted to the law enforcement profession. To date, after patenting the charging system and negotiating an exclusive deal with a company that supplies gear to public safety professions, 25,000 lights have been preordered, and rave reviews are pouring in—all of them stating that the product is well worth the $170 cost, especially considering new batteries never need to be purchased.
For more on this product, and other University of Idaho-related inventions, see “University of Idaho’s Inventions Meet Real-world Needs and Fuel the Economy” by Corinna Nicolaou in the Fall ’10 issue of Here We Have Idaho.
Mateo Cardenas-Farmer, BSME '09 is working for REC Silicon in Moses Lake, WA, a firm that supplies solar panels for installations all over the world, from private homes, schools, factories and hospitals to power generation plants.
She credits her experiences with the Capstone projects for giving her the confidence and boost for this job. The whole project spectrum (client, budget, schedule, design, lead-time, machining, test, and finish) relates exactly to her current projects, and interdisciplinary teamwork is a daily encounter. She has found that a lot of engineers do not have machining experience and a lot of the manufacturing engineers do not have any 3D modeling experience. She feels her education has prepared her for this position and she is proud to say that she's a Vandal.
“I have a lot of people to thank for this. The undergraduate education I received from the ME faculty at Idaho was an outstanding foundation to build a career around. My Master's thesis advisors, Richard Jacobsen and Steve Penoncello in CATS, gave my graduate career a strong start with first class research.
Who would've known I'd end up in cryogenics and researching the fueling of fusion energy machines. I couldn't be more excited to get back to the Palouse and build a good collaboration with the ME department at Idaho.”
The honor of ASME Fellow is the highest elected level of membership in the organization, and is reserved for members with at least 10 years of active engineering practice and who have made significant contributions to the profession.
Mantena's experience developing structural and nano-reinforced materials for dynamic applications and evaluation of composites under a wide range of loading and environmental conditions make him a worthy candidate for this distinction.
from the Friday Letter, 9/18/09
Burt Berlin '47 of Mercer Island, Wash., made a generous provision through his estate plan for students at the University of Idaho in support of the Burt Berlin Mechanical Engineering Scholarship Endowment and the Burt Berlin Humanities Scholarship Endowment. Burt, who earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at Idaho, has passions not only in professional fields, such as mechanical engineering in the aviation industry, but also in photography. His gift supports both his life endeavors and is estimated to be $1 million, which the University will receive upon his passing. Burt is establishing a legacy to benefit future Vandals through his philanthropy. For further information about making a gift through your will, contact Pete Volk, director of gift planning services, at (208) 885-5760 or email@example.com.