Engineering students finish first in design competition

The 2010 Cupola Senior Design team from the UAB School of Engineering won first place in the national 2010 ASM Materials Education Foundation Undergraduate Design Competition. ASM is the International Materials Information Society. A cupola is a device used for melting iron and other metals at high temperatures. For its winning design, the UAB team received $2,000 and stipends for travel to the Materials Science and Technology Conference in Houston, Oct. 17-21, 2010.

The UAB cupola design team members are Stephen Williams, Carolyn Norwood, Theresa O'Fallon and Creighton Tynes from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Alex Noble, Drew Brandenburg and Justin Sansing from the Department of Mechanical Engineering.