contains the abstracts for the second Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Student Conference held at LSU.
Our first such conference was held last year.
Research was clearly presented and explained, and the
research itself was of fine caliber.
Overall, in my thirty plus years of attending conferences, I
have never attended a better set of presentations.
I wish this year’s presenters the best of luck as they
strive to attain such high standards.
efforts of Mechanical Engineering students in organizing the first
conference was also of the highest standards.
From all accounts to date, this year’s conference should
at least match last in terms of organization.
My congratulations to all involved and especially to those
students who took leading roles in this regard: Kumar Singh, Rakesh
Bahera, and Ryan Hebert. While it is clear that graduate students are principally
responsible for the conference, I am sure those involved also
appreciate the help given them by faculty, notably by Professors
Keith Gonthier, Srinath Ekkad and Dorel Moldovan.
What is new,
and especially pleasing, about this year’s conference is graduate
student participation from a neighboring institute, Louisiana Tech.
All of us here at LSU welcome the Louisiana Tech
participants, and look forward to exchanging research ideas.
good research and clear presentations.