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Zips Aero Design team lands in first place, breaks own world record
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Change The World, Make a Million Dollars, Come to Work in Your Jeans
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Recent Positions Posted on Career Link
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Roo Express update for Monday, May 25
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Parking updates through May 28
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Guided Meditation for Zips (FREE)
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Kudos to members of Human Power Team
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Sixteen Zips garner All-MAC Track and Field accolades
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Zips Aero Design team lands in first place, breaks own world record May 22
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Zips Aero design team

The Zips Aero design team once again earned the top prize in a competition — this time at the 2015 SAE Aero Design West in Van Nuys, Calif., in late April. Team members finished first overall and set a new record for accuracy in the Advanced Class competition — breaking their own world record from 2014 — and finished third overall out of 41 teams competing in the Regular Class competition.

“We brought home seven awards this year,” says electrical engineering student and team co-captain Elizabeth Hammell. “Team morale is quite high!”

UA's Advanced Class plane “Thunder”The object of the Advanced Class competition is to drop 3-pound sandbags onto targets on the ground from 100 feet in the air. UA's Advanced Class plane, “Thunder,” features an on-board camera and sensors that transmit data, including airspeed and altitude, to the ground station. To release the sandbag at the right moment, a co-pilot watches the camera and data and instructs the pilot when to drop the bag.

With a better camera and improved camera feed in tow this year, the team managed to hit 7 feet, 3 inches from the target, improving upon last year’s 7 feet, 11 inches record-setting drop. According to Hammell, the next closest team dropped a bag more than 20 feet from the target.

Mechanical engineering senior Evan Heinrich led the team in aircraft design, focusing on a new fuselage with aerodynamic fixtures to reduce drag as part of his senior design project.

“We made the wing much stronger this year,” says Heinrich. “Plus, it was designed to handle crosswind better. Our goal was to build a more stable, aerodynamic plane.”

In the Regular Class competition, the team was scored on its aircraft’s reliability, weight and payload, as well as a technical report and presentation to Lockheed Martin employees. The goal is to design and build a plane that can carry as much payload as possible, and also to be able to predict well what that payload will be.

Zips Aero is led by faculty advisor Dr. Greg Morscher, associate professor of mechanical engineering.

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Change The World, Make a Million Dollars, Come to Work in Your Jeans Aug. 2 - Aug. 7
1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Entrepreneurs make that happen. I'm looking for five undergraduate students to represent UA during Entrepreneurship Immersion Week, Aug. 2-7, at Lake Erie College.

Entrepreneurship Immersion Week (EIW) is an intense one-week immersive experience for undergraduates from all disciplines. You will live at Lake Erie College from Sunday afternoon until Friday morning, spending time in classes and fun events with 50 students from 10 other universities. The focus of the week is to learn and practice skills to help you develop a business concept in a team-based competition. By the end of the week you will understand the basics of starting your own business.

Go to eecohio.com/immersionweek.htm click on the link to download the application, then send me your contact information in an email so that I can give you some additional guidance in how to complete it. My email is RobertC@UAkron.edu.

Don’t procrastinate: apply now. BTW, each student receives $250 to represent UA at EIW, in addition to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize money totaling $8,000.


Location: Lake Erie College

Contact Information:
Bob Chalfant
RobertC@UAkron.edu
216-421-0863


Sponsored by: Entrepreneur Club

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Recent Positions Posted on Career Link
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Students looking for the perfect opportunity (co-op/internship/full-time) should visit “Career Link,” the Career Center’s online job board where 70 NEW positions were posted last week, including:

• Bridgestone Americas – Project Engineer
• Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal – Production Co-op-Intern-Fall 2015
• Landmark Plastic Corporation – CSR to transition to Regional Sales Manager

Students and alumni can create an account and view all opportunities on Career Link. O,r visit the Career Center in Student Union 211! Follow us on Twitter @CareerCenter_UA


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Career Center
Career@uakron.edu
330-972-7747
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Roo Express update for Monday, May 25 May 25
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There will be no Roo Express Shuttle Service on Monday, May 25. UA is closed on Monday for the observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Location: UA Main Campus

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Parking and Transporation Services
rooexpress@uakron.edu
330-972-7213


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Parking updates through May 28 May 22 - May 28
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Lot 18 south, at the Student Union, will continue to be closed through the conclusion of a repair project. Alternate parking for visitors will be at the visitor meters by Lot 36 - South Campus Deck, on E. Exchange Street.

Lot 2, Lot 8 and Lot 13, near the Rhodes Arena, will experience significant traffic volume on Friday, May 22, from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. for the Brunswick High School graduation rehearsal. The event is expected to draw nearly 400 guests, which will affect most of the parking in and around the Rhodes Arena. Alternate commuter parking will be Lot 1 - East Campus Deck.

Lot 6, Lot 9 and Vine Street, near InfoCision Stadium, will experience increased traffic volume on both Wednesday, May 27, and Thursday, May 28, from 3:30 p.m. through the conclusion of the scheduled softball games, or approximately 7 p.m. Alternate parking for commuters will be in Lot 1 - East Campus Deck or Lot 9, south of the InfoCision Stadium.


Location: UA Main Campus

Contact Information:
Parking and Transportation Services
parking@uakron.edu
330-972-7213


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Guided Meditation for Zips (FREE) May 15 - Aug. 28
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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Meditation is the delicate art of doing nothing – letting go of everything and being who you are. Our minds are often busy swinging between thoughts about the past and the future. Meditation is a way to get out of this. Meditation makes our body stronger and brings vitality. It sharpens the intellect and brings happiness to the mind. It helps to improve and enhance our behavior and the way we deal with the people around us. It eliminates stress.

Location: Akron Engineering Research Center 203

Contact Information:
Aditya Jindal
aj58@zips.uakron.edu
858-218-5611


Sponsored by: ACS Rubber Division Student Chapter
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Kudos to members of Human Power Team May 22
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Student engineers on the Human Power Vehicle Team

Student engineers on the Human Power Vehicle Team brought home a third place overall finish in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers competition hosted at the University of Florida in Gainesville May 8-10.

Jordan Boos, standing, with Julia Wood inside vehicleThe goal of the ASME competition is to provide students with an opportunity to develop “sustainable and practical transportation alternatives” using the design principles they’ve learned in the classroom. Students work in teams “to design and build efficient, highly engineered vehicles for everyday use — from commuting to work to carrying goods to market.”

Out of 30 teams, UA’s College of Engineering students placed:


  • seventh in design

  • fourth in innovations

  • second in men’s drag race

  • seventh in women’s drag race

  • 13th in endurance


Pictured above with the vehicle are team members Jordan Boos, Joe Boyd, Tim Nutt, Leland Hoffman, Andrew Derhammer, Julia Wood, Rick Zavracky, Christopher Trowbridge, Keith Bartels, Jeremy Marcum and Donald Haiss. Pictured at right are Jordan Boos and Julia Wood.

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Sixteen Zips garner All-MAC Track and Field accolades May 22
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Track athletes with Coach Dennis Mitchell

Sixteen members of the Akron men's and women's track and field team garnered All-Mid-American Conference accolades when the league announced its all-league honorees following the conclusion of this past weekend's MAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Muncie, Ind.

Earning first-team accolades on the women's side were seniors Rachel Christian, Jess Delic (Cresson, Pa.) and Claudia Garcia Jou, along with redshirt sophomore Caroline Hasse.

The quartet won their respective competitions in the women's 100-meter dash, javelin, high jump and pole vault.

Taking home first-team laurels on the men's side was junior Shawn Barber, freshman Jordan Latimer, senior Bryce Lemon and sophomore Clayton Murphy.

Barber won his third consecutive outdoor pole vault title, while Latimer and Lemon captured the men's long jump and javelin, respectively. Taking home the championship in the men's 1,500 meters for the second straight year was Murphy, who also won the 800-meter race. Story continues online.

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The University of Akron's Zipmail is a compilation of University announcements for University students, sent each Friday unless circumstances require otherwise. The deadline for submissions to be considered by the University is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Zipmail is a University of Akron communication vehicle established for the benefit of The University of Akron to communicate with its students. Items will be accepted for publication only when the University is directly involved in the activity through participation, sponsorship, or partnership with one of its recognized organizations, colleges or departments. The University reserves the right to edit or to refuse to run any submission for any reason. Zipmail is not, nor is it intended to be, a public forum or a limited public forum. Questions about the implementation of this policy may be directed to zipmail@uakron.edu.

Items to be considered for inclusion in Zipmail should be sent through the Zipmail Event Submission Form. Due to the volume of submissions received, items will not run more than one time.

Questions about specific announcements should be made to the contact person/department/organization listed in the announcement.Your event will automatically be forwarded to the University's online calendar. The Zipmail Coordinator can be reached at x2837.
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