Jeremy Barker, Electronics Lab Technician, spent part of the summer of 2014 working with the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site to begin work on a 3D reconstruction of President Carter's Nobel Prize. Jeremy captured 3D data using the NextEngine 3D Scanner and different photogrammetry techniques. Jeremy's work with President Carter's Nobel Prize is ongoing.
In July 2014, Jamie Duffy (BS Industrial Engineering/MS Engineering Technical Management) presented the results of her master's thesis at the 5th International Conference in Applied Ergonomics and Human Factors in Krakow, Poland. Jamie's thesis explored the effects of a number of factors on the anthropometry of the lower limb among the prosthetic patients served by Dr. Vo and his students in Viet Nam.
The Department of Defense has awarded the Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) a $12.4M contract to help the Air Force keep its aging helicopters flying. MERC will perform a wide range of analyses to identify and solve structural and mechanical integrity issues. The Mercer effort will include engineering services and research to identify issues associated with the increasing age of the aircraft, such as fatigue cracking, damage tolerance and corrosion.