April 2012 - MIE Capstone Team #11 Linear Particle Accelerator in the news! See the following links: http://www.triumf.ca, http://www.cbc.ca/, and http://www.cbc.ca/daybreakmontreal/. Also http://www.montrealgazette.com/.
April 2012 - Article in Acfas entitled "Dompter les vortex" by Dr. Vatistas. See here.
March 2012 - Micro Steam Car Design Project/Competition 2012. A micro steam car design project has been introduced for the first time this semester as part of the thermodynamics course for second year mechanical engineering students. Its purpose is to provide students with a hands-on engineering design experience constructing and testing a micro steam car. Using most of their own materials, students build a car approximately 30 cm long powered by a soda can water boiler, a pin-sized nozzle and a turbine which drives the front wheel(s). The project culminates with a competition in which the objective is to achieve maximum distance traveled on a restricted amount of solid fuel tablets. The students are competing for nominal prize money and of course "bragging rights". Apart from learning construction skills, the nature of the project allowed students to wrestle with a number of basic engineering and thermodynamic concepts such as energy conservation, heat transfer and efficiency. Students are able to practice problem-solving sills and learn to work in teams. Session 1: Monday, March 26, 2012 Session 2: Monday, April 2, 2012. See Photo Gallery here.
March 2012 - From Halifax to Montreal, IIE Conference
February 2012 - Hot invention cools down environment. Read the article here.
January 2012 - Vatistas named EIC Fellow. Read the full article here.
The objective of this day is as follows: