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Mechanical Engineering Team Places Second at ASME National Student Design Contest

Mechanical engineering seniors, Tom Zirmirski (left) and Jarius Amar (right), won second place at the 2013 ASME Student Professional Development Conference (SPDC) National Student Design Contest for their remote controlled prototype device.

NJIT took second place at the 2013 ASME Student Professional Development Conference (SPDC) National Student Design Contest held recently at the New York Institute of Technology.  The proud team of mechanical engineering seniors, Tom Zirmirski and Jarius Amar, developed a remote controlled prototype device for removing radioactive waste.  The system also used remote video. With the support of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Zirmirski and Amar will be representing NJIT at the 2013 National Student Design Contest Championships to be held at the 2013 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in San Diego, California in November.  There they will compete for a share of over $9,000 in prizes.  The IMECE is the largest engineering conference in the world.