Baylor Team Takes Third in Regional Engineering Competition

April 24, 1998

Students from Baylor University's School of Engineering and Computer Science took third-place in the regional competition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) National Student Design Contest, held recently at Texas A&M University in College Station.

The Baylor team of Bob Juillerat, a junior from Topeka, Kan.; Beth Richeson, a junior from Houston; and Bryan Brandt, a junior from Montvale, N.J., finished ahead of teams from universities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mexico. The first- and second-place teams were from schools in Mexico.

Competition participants were asked to design an automated device that would successfully separate good widgets from bad ones on an assembly line.

"This is the highest finish a team from Baylor has had," said Dr. Byron Newberry, associate professor of engineering. Baylor had three other teams compete in the regional tournament.

Baylor's department of engineering was ranked as the 14th best non-doctoral engineering program by U.S. News and World Report in 1996. Students in the program concentrate in either mechanical engineering or electrical engineering.

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