W. L. Gore & Associates Information Session Fall 2017

THURS. 9/21 – ASME hosted an information session with Gore and Associates Inc. Representatives spoke about the company culture, their three major divisions, locations on the East and West Coast, and hiring opportunities. Students were able to ask questions and talk with recruiters individually. Thanks to Gore for coming to RPI and providing food and beverages.

Gore representatives stayed to talk to attendees.

Pratt & Whitney Information Session 2017

THURS. 9/15 – Pratt and Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, came to RPI to discuss hiring opportunities and talk about the benefits of working at Pratt. The presentation focused on the company’s rotational programs and the success of the gear turbo engine. Thanks to Fred Zwick and co. for attending and for bringing the pizza and refreshments.

Fred Zwick shows off all the planes whose engines are solely or mostly Pratt and Whitney’s.

Nearly a hundred attendees.

Spring 2017 Soft Robotics

TUES. 5/2 ASME has completed its submission to the Soft Robotics Toolkit Competition. The team built a silicone “gripper” based on a design from Cornell University as well as a silicone actuator. After multiple iterations, the gripper was able to close three of its four fingers in the desired direction. The final actuator extended, but more axially than laterally and with a bend towards one direction. Visit the website to read the full report.

The final actuator bends to the side.

 

Gripper with three fingers bent correctly.