Department Bids Farewell to the Final Year Students in Style

Department Bids Farewell to the Final Year Students in Style

The Department of Mechanical Engineering organized a farewell ceremony for the final year students on Friday 5th August 2016. The event offered a last opportunity for the members of staff and the students to interact and share their experiences. The ceremony which was coordinated by Mr. Bernard Owiti and Mr. Anthony Gitahi was well attended by several members of staff who gave the students inspiring words to prepare them face the life outside university. The event was also attended by Dr. M. Muvengei, the Chairman of Mechanical Engineering Department, Eng. B. K. Kariuki, the Director… Continue reading →

2016 Fifth Year Project Presentations

2016 Fifth Year Project Presentations

On Wednesday 3rd August 2016, the fifth year students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering presented their design projects. The students presented orally what they had done, and then later demonstrated the prototypes they fabricated from their designs. These projects assist the students to translate the theories and principles into real products that are relevant in today’s world. The projects also helps the students to gain important skills such as project management skills, teamwork skills, and communication & interpersonal skills. Design was carried out during the first semester and the design implementation was done during… Continue reading →

Staff Members and Post Graduate Students Trained on Library E-Resources

Staff Members and Post Graduate Students Trained on Library E-Resources

On Tuesday 2nd August 2016, staff members and postgraduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering were sensitized on the Library Electronic Resources. The three-hour training was facilitated by University Library Staff; Mr. R. O. Midigo and Mrs. Mary Wachira. During the training, participants were taken through the available electronic information resources which JKUAT has subscribed to for use in teaching and research. These electronic resources are hosted at various databases which the university has subscribed to. Some of these databases include; Elsevier, Science-Direct, Taylor & Francis, IEEE, among others. Participants were also taken through… Continue reading →

Mechanical Engineering Post Graduate Presentation held on the 7th June 2016

Mechanical Engineering Post Graduate Presentation held on the 7th June 2016

The Mechanical Engineering department post graduate presentations were held on the 7th June 2016 where a total of five presentations were made. Members of staff and students in the department were in attendance to offer the much needed support in terms of suggestions and ideas. The first presentation was on the “Characterization of Fatigue Properties of Secondary Cast Aluminium Silicon Alloys for Cylinder Head Applications” by Gaudence Nyarirazena.The main objective of her research is to study fatigue properties of recycled Al-Si. The second presentation was on “Performance Optimization of a Thermosyphon Flat Plate Solar Water… Continue reading →