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The Mechanical Engineering Technology & Manufacturing Engineering Technologies (MET2) is supported by the NSF ATE Program Grant, award number 1400610. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

2012 PROJECTS

Mission Statement:

The goal is to quantify the amount of CO2 that is currently being emitted from natural gas refineries and to investigate if the CO2 emissions are being captured.  Also to investigate the potential to utilize and store these emissions.

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Conducting research initiated by NASA and Hamilton and Sundstrand. Our mission is to investigate and research possible methods of thermal rejection allowing NASA to create a capsule or habitat that can withstand the large change in thermal variability from Low Earth Orbit (180 mi) to the geostationary orbit (24k mi).

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The mission is to build a unit which creates ice and hot water without the use of electricity or fossil fuels, thereby providing an alternative source of energy to people around the world, especially to those in under-developed regions.

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To create a successful Lunar Robot for moving dirt to protect a proposed habitat on the moon from radiation, to be submitted to Hamilton Sundstrand and NASA by 2Q 2012.

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To develop a prototype and find optimal design conditions for converting plastic to its oil form to promote a cleaner environment and source of energy.

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Work towards the completion of a sub-scale see trough model of a nuclear reactor in order to educate students and help them visualize the inner workings of a nuclear power plant, by August 16, 2012.

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The mission is to design an innovative shovel assistor that helps in reducing effort and risk of injury aimed at the global market.

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Simulate and analyze the existing traffic control system on Albany Avenue (RT 44) in order to develop alternatives for minimizing traffic delays, fuel consumption and pollutant emissions.

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To complete the development of a prototype solo transfer wheelchair which facilitates the transfer of a patient to and from a bed with minimal effort.

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To design and develop a virtual manufacturing center using an open source 3D software package for Connecticut Colleges of Technology, Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, to be used primarily for educational and prototyping needs.