Educating Students with Industry Outreach

Educating students is an important part of the ARC mission. Faculty ties with industry help broaden student experiences and connect them to companies applying the theory taught in classrooms to solve real-world problems.

October 12, 2011
Engineers from Detroit Diesel Corporation, an affiliate of Daimler Trucks North America LLC gave a short presentation to the ME438 Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) class, taught by Dr. Jason Martz, on their state-of-the-art in emissions aftertreatment and other ICE issues. They brought with them a Freightliner Cascadia truck, which was a heavily instrumented test vehicle, shown below. The DD13 heavy duty diesel engine in the truck is the same model installed in an ARC test cell used to characterize and evaluate JP-8 fuel performance for the Army.

Freightliner Cascadia test vehicle from Detroit Diesel

Many thanks to Greg Braziunas, Justin Kollien, Jacob Stine and Jarrod Robertson for their time and enthusiasm.

November 21, 2011
ME599 students group photo
Ford engineer Mike Veenstra discusses fuel cell technologies with the students. Ford engineer Mike Veenstra brought a Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) to Profs. Anna Stefanopoulou's and Don Siegel's ME599 Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Systems class. Students experienced the ride characteristics unique to a FCV, such as the replacement of regular internal combustion engine noise with that of the air management system (i.e. fan). They also observed the packaging challenges posed by the hydrogen storage tank, fuel cells and other critical systems.