MERC Participates in 14th Annual Engineering Expo

MACON, GEORGIA (April 10, 2015)  MERC participated in the 14th Annual Engineering Expo at the Mercer University School of Engineering (MUSE) on 10 April and had the opportunity to talk with graduating seniors and other engineering students about a vast array of engineering activities ongoing at Mercer University.

The students presented nearly 60 engineering research projects, to include Senior Design and Honors Program projects, across multiple engineering disciplines.  Projects of potential benefit to MERC customers included a Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Recycler, Small Scale Corrosion Testing Apparatus, and Development of a Low-Cost High Altitude Research Platform.

“The Engineering Expo is a showcase where our students share their research and design activities over the last year,” said Dr. Wade H. Shaw, dean and Kaolin Chair of Engineering. “The School of Engineering is proud to share the work of seniors completing their capstone projects, honors student projects, master’s thesis projects and the design competition that our freshmen use to test vehicles that they have built. Each year we celebrate our students’ mastery of creative design and share their success with the community.”


About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

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