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.
Mike Harding, a senior and 5th year graduate student in Biomedical Engineering was awarded first place in the engineering division of Sigma Xi's national Student Research showcase for his research project, A Novel Total Ankle Replacement Device for Reduction and Compensation of Limb Length Discrepancies.
Dr. Richard Mines was recently approved to become an Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Fellow. Dr. Mines and fellow inductees were recognized during the AAWRE 9th Annual Diplomate Induction Ceremony held on May 19, 2013 at the 2013 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fellows must be nominated and approved by committee. Mines was selected for his numerous contributions to the profession, engineering education, and years of service to EWRI.
Alesa Webber, a 2013 graduate of the Mercer School of Engineering, BS in Technical Communication, was featured in a Macon Telegraph article about career opportunities for recent college graduates.