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Mechanical Engineering at OHIO

Mechanical engineers are designers and problem solvers. They touch our lives every day through the creation of machines, the building of our manufacturing robots, energy systems, and fabrication of artificial organs. They use the powerful tools of math, science and technology to analyze and solve problems. Combined with the knowledge of society and inner creativity they come up with the best solutions to create for good in today's global society.

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  • Russ College alumni, student team up to develop patent-pending phone call transcription device

    As a patent attorney, Ohio University graduate Mike Medley, BSEE ’01, has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications. But in recent months, he has been pursuing some patents of his own, collaborating with two fellow Bobcats to develop a device that transcribes phone conversations in real time—all to help individuals with hearing impairments better connect with their loved ones. Read the full article at OHIO News.
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  • Russ College professor awarded grant for 5G technology research

    A professor in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology was awarded a grant of $399,481 by the U.S. Department of Energy to study and report on 5G wireless cellular technologies. The grant, titled “Enabling The Next Generation of Smart Sensors in Coal Fired Power Plants using Cellular 5G Technology,” was awarded to Assistant Professor Jay Wilhelm. He said the grant’s purpose is for him to investigate how 5G communications can be used with regular industrial sensors and how they perform in power plant settings. Ohio University is working with West Virginia University (WVU) and American Electric Power to study and report on 5G benefits. Read the full article at OHIO News.
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  • OHIO Air Force ROTC commissions six officers

    Ohio University’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 650 commissioned six cadets as officers in the United States Air Force on Saturday, May 1, 2021. During a ceremony in Baker University Center, the six cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants.  Read the full article at OHIO News. 
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