ME Undergraduate Jefferson Dixon Wins Old Guard Competition
Contestants at the Old Guard Competition finals, who were all winners of regional Old Guard Competitions held earlier in the year, each gave 15-minute presentations on a technical, economic or environmental aspect of engineering or other basic engineering theme. Each presentation was then followed by a five-minute question-and-answer session. The presentations were judged by a panel of ASME members on the following four criteria: content, organization, delivery and effectiveness, and the quality of discussion evoked by the presentation.
Three additional prizes were also awarded at the end of the finals. Brennan Harrup from Oral Roberts University won the competition’s $1,500 second prize with his presentation, “The Mark 3.5 Biomechanical Forearm.” Daniel Kimminau from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University placed third and received $1,000 for his presentation, “Hyperloop — Vhyper Pod Design.” Maryam Nsaif from Notre Dame University finished in fourth place at the finals and received $500 for her presentation “Radio Frequency Identification.”