Mercer Summer Engineering Experience (MeSEE)

Mercer Engineering Summer Engineering Experience


The Mercer Summer Engineering Experience (MeSEE) is a program for students interested in working with a faculty in a small group setting. These experiences range from real-world engineering projects to fundamental research. These experiences can also initiate or complement Mercer University Research that Reaches Out and Mercer On Mission projects. Summer 2016 MeSEE opportunities are listed at the bottom of this page.


To be eligible for this program you must be currently attending Mercer University or be admissible to Mercer as a transient or exchange student.


Individual faculty build their teams. To build these teams, faculty need to be aware of interested students. Students are expected to reach out to faculty via email or phone calls to discuss their interest in joining the faculty's team. MeSEE faculty members are listed on the right. The faculty, in coordination with the Associate Dean's office, will be responsible for enrolling the students in the correct MeSEE.


A MeSEE is generally designed for the full Mercer summer term. The MeSEE Program begins May 23, 2016 and ends July 29, 2016. 

Time Commitment

MeSEEs are designed as a hands on experience with a minimum of 150 hours of lab, small group, and individual research time.

Credits and Lab Fees

MeSEEs are offered as a 3 credit course with a $300 lab fee. The 3 credit offering can count towards degree progress as a technical elective for most engineering specializations at Mercer. Please review with your academic advisor.


MeSEEs are not paid intern positions.


For more information or questions, contact Dr. Scott Schultz at 478-301-2840 or

Summer 2016 MeSEE Opportunities

Development of a Tool to Analyze Bus Routes
Instructors: Dr. Scott Schultz and Dr. Pablo Biswas
Emails: and
Specialization / Discipline:   Industrial

Statistical Models for Analyzing Manufacturing, Industrial, and Service Systems

Instructor: Dr. Ramachandran Radharamanan
Specialization / Discipline:   Industrial

Impact of Erosion Behavior of Multilayer Metallic Nitride Structures Deposited on Aluminum and Steel Substrates
Instructors: Dr. Dorina Mihut – first 5 and 6 weeks
Dr. Stephen Hill – second 5 and 6 weeks

Emails: and
Specialization / Discipline:   Mechanical

Particle Detection
Instructor:  Dr. Stephen Hill

Specialization / Discipline:   Mechanical/Electrical

Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement Methods

Instructor:  Dr. Melinda Hollingshed
Specialization / Discipline:   Industrial

Using Stereo Vision for Mobile Robot Navigation in Agricultural Setting
Instructor: Anthony Choi
Specialization / Discipline:   Computer

Research on Water Purification and Antibacterial Effects of Silver and Copper Nanoparticles Deposited using High Vacuum Magnetron Sputtering on Filtering Materials

Dr. Dorina Mihut – first 5 and ½ weeks
Dr. Laura Lackey – second 5 and ½ weeks

Specialization / Discipline:   Mechanical/Environmental

Impact Mitigating Door Closure and Opener

Instructor: Dr. Kenneth Marek

Specialization / Discipline:   Mechanical

Applying Ergonomics and Process Improvement to Healthcare Delivery

Instructor: Dr. Laura Moody
Specialization / Discipline:   Industrial

Wireless Power Transfer based on Resonant Inverter

Instructor: Ruiyun Fu
Specialization / Discipline:   Electrical

Treatment of Residential Gray Water for On-Site Landscape Irrigation

Instructor: Dr. Philip T. McCreanor
Specialization / Discipline:   Environmental

Design and Development of Bio-Inspired Quadruped Robots

Instructor: Dr. Sinjae Hyun and Dr. Edward O’Brien
Specialization / Discipline:   Biomedical/Electrical/Industrial/Mechanical

Measurement of the Thermal Conductivity of Natural and Formed Composite Materials

Instructor: Dr. William Moses
Specialization / Discipline:   Mechanical