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Zaxby’s Night for American Society of Mechanical Engineers on January 20 and February 10

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is holding two sponsorship nights at Zaxby’s Restaurant located at 502 Fair Rd. The first night is Monday, January 20th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. The second sponsorship night is on Monday, February 10th, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Make sure to bring a few friends, mention the ASME at the counter, and thank Zaxby’s for their continuous support of Georgia Southern University!
During the sponsorship nights, Zaxby’s allots the ASME 15% of all transactions in order to help fund future organization expenses including meetings, conferences, competitions, and student design projects. Make sure to visit Zaxby’s during sponsorship nights and join the ASME to take advantage of numerous benefits and opportunities!
For more information, email an ASME officer at: gsuasme@gmail.com

STEM Career Fair on 2/12/14

There will be a STEM Career Fair on February 12 from 11am – 2 pm in the Nessmith-Lane Ballroom. So far 16 companies have registered to be at the career fair with 15 of those companies looking for CEIT graduates, co-ops, and interns in all disciplines. It is expected that over 40 companies will be at the career fair.  In addition, there will be a co-op/internship event on Tuesday, 2/11, in the evening for students.  Employers will be holding information sessions on Monday and Tuesday in the evening and on campus interviews will be held on Thursday, 2/13. So there are a lot of events for CEIT students.
In the Fall of 2013, a CEIT faculty member had an entire class dress appropriately and go to the Career Fair.  This made a huge positive impact on the employers for that discipline.  Students are strongly encouraged to dress appropriately and go to the Career Fair.
This Spring STEM Career Fair will be the largest at GSU and a great opportunity for all CEIT students to look for permanent positions, co-ops, and internships.  The flyers for the event will be out in the next week or two.
Please contact Dr. John R. O’Malley Jr., Director of Co-op and Transfer Programs of CEIT if you have any questions.

Accepting Applications for National Science Foundation: Research Experience for Undergraduates

National Science Foundation: Research Experience for Undergraduates

“Undergraduate Research in Green Engineered New Transportation Technologies (URGENTT)”

The Allen E. Paulson Research Laboratory for Renewable Energy and Engines at Georgia Southern University will offer summer-term interdisciplinary research experiences for engineering undergraduate students in the field of Renewable Energy and Biofuels Combustion in Internal Combustion Engines (ICE). REU students will be trained to use the AEP Laboratory’s state-of-the-art equipment. A ~$1.5M investment in applied equipment (high-speed data acquisition and gas analysis systems, engines, dynamometers) secured with NSF, DOE, EPA, and ORNL research grants.

Features of the program: The research problem requires multidisciplinary strategies contributed by 8 faculty from 5 departments & 3 colleges of the university. The program will provide stipends to 10 students from various universities, for 10 weeks each summer from 2014 to 2016. In consultation with a faculty mentor, they will develop an individual research project, delineating their expected contribution to their as-signed team. Participants will attend lectures, seminars, work-shops, and labs to develop their knowledge in, renewable energy, engines, research methods, and technical writing. Read More…

Selection process :

if you are a ME student in GSU please contact:   Dr. Soloiu– vsoloiu@georgiasouthern.edu  the NSF-REU PI

1. Applicants must meet the US citizenship or permanent resi-dent and undergraduate student status criteria set forth in the NSF-09-598 solicitation

2. Minimum GPA: 3.5 in major; 3.0 overall

3. Students will receive stipend of $400/week and $200 /week subsistence allowance

4. All students may receive up to $1000 for round trip economy air ticket from their university to GSU if no driving possible

5. Application deadline January 15

6. June 1st: Program start for 10 weeks


Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for four tenured or tenure track positions.

Georgia Southern University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for the tenured or tenure track positions of

[1] Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (BioMechatronics),

[2] Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Engine R&D),

[3] Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Design for Manufacturing), and

[4] Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing and Industrial Automation).


2013-2014 CEIT Undergraduate Research Awards Program

The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Information Technology (CEIT) invites students to submit research proposals under the CEIT Undergraduate Research awards (CEIT-UR) Program. The goal of these awards is to enhance student experiential learning via hands-on research projects in collaboration with faculty.  By engaging in these projects, students will develop skills to critically read research literature, acquire and interpret data, integrate and implement technology, write reports and present findings. CEIT students may submit proposals individually or as a team, with interdisciplinary teams encouraged. The deadline for accepting submissions is Monday, October 14, 2013.  Award winners will be announced on October 21, 2013. Awardees are expected to present a poster summarizing their results during the CEIT Research Symposium in April 2014, and to write a final report no later than May 30, 2014. Proposals will be awarded up to  $2,500 to fund equipment, materials, travel, training, or other expenses necessary for the research.  To be considered for one of the CEIT-UR awards, please fill-in and submit the form located at this link.


Department of Mechanical Engineering • P.O. Box 8046 • Statesboro, Georgia 30460 • (912) 478-5761