Parks Places First at the ASME Student Professional Development Conference

April 19, 2011
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Parks College News

SPDCParks College students, Jaime Burgos, Ram Pokhrel, Mark Reed, Rob Caruso, Hung Duong and Nhat Phu attended the Annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Professional Development Conference at Kansas University on April 14-16, 2011 to compete in the student design competition.

One of the Parks teams, which consisted of Mark Reed, Rob Caruso, Hung Duong and Nhat Phu, placed First Place out of twenty one teams that competed at this district C Conference. This team has been awarded $500 of prize money, plus travel funds to the national IMECE conference in November to compete again. The IMECE conference is an international professional conference with a first place prize of $3000 and addition money to the ASME section of the school.  The conference will take place in Denver, Colorado.

Ram Pokhrel and Jaime Burgos participated in the Rapid Design Competition, which required designing a solution to a real world problem and giving a presentation. Jaime Burgos was on the winning team.

Mark Reed competed in the Old Guard Technical Poster Competition.

All students who attended received valuable career and professional development knowledge through networking with professionals during this conference as well as making valuable contacts with students from other schools.

For more information or to inquire about competing next year contact Mark Reed at

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