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UI to host March 27-29 mechanical engineering student conference

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa College of Engineering department of mechanical engineering will host the annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Region VI Student Conference March 27-29 at the Holiday Inn in downtown Iowa City.

Student engineers from across the Midwest will attend the conference which will include design and technical poster competitions on Friday afternoon and an oral presentation competition on Saturday.

Conference planners include: Student Section President Kenneth Pfiffner of Dewar; Ralph Stephens, professor of mechanical engineering and faculty advisor; Richard Hardin, liaison person and research engineer and adjunct professor of mechanical engineering; and L.D. Chen, professor and chair of the department of mechanical engineering.