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June 29, 2006

Job Opportunity at Maryland Precision Springs

Dear ME Students,

I am forwarding an email from our former student Mr. Gaurav Kumar who is currently working with Maryland Precision Spring in Baltimore. They have an employment opportunity for an entry level Mechanical Engineer. If interested, please visit the company web site


and apply or contact Mr. Kumar directly.

Best regards

Dr. Panos Charalambides

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Dr. Panos,

I don't know if you remember but I was a student last year at UMBC. I took your finite element elective course in 2005. I am currently working at Maryland Precision Spring in Baltimore. Our company is looking for a starting mechanical engineer to work with disc springsas a Product Engineer for Rolex Disc Springs Division. If possible, can you send out an email to the UMBC mechanical engineering list to see if anyone is interested in this position.

Responsibilities include desiging and quoting custom disc springs,
optimizing manufacturing processes, helping Quality with engineering
issues, and dealing with customers when problems arise. It is a great
starting position where you learn a lot about manufacturing components and gives you a wide exposure to different kinds of applications. Anyone who found the Solids lab or the manufacturing class interesting would like this job.

Our website www.rolexspring.com, contains information about our comapny and products. Rolex Disc Springs was originally located in New Jersey and recently relocated to the Maryland Precision Spring facility in March. Any help on this would be appreciated. Regards,

Gaurav Kumar
410.391.7400 x253

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June 22, 2006

Co-op Opportunity for Freshman and Sophomore ME Students

Dear Mechanical Engineering students,

I hope you are all having a good summer. I am forwarding a co-op opportunity at NIST for freshman and sophomore level mechanical engineering students with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Interested Candidates should email their resumes to Ms. Miryn Alcantara in The Shriver Center at alcantar@umbc.edu by JULY 21, 2006.

Best regards,

Dr. Panos Charalambides

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Hope the summer is treating you well. I got this request from NIST and was wondering if you could forward it along to the your listserv?

Thank you in advance,


The Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology located in Gaithersburg, MD is recruiting freshman and sophomore level mechanical engineering students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 for their Co-op Program. US Citizens only.

The projects that co-ops may support include:
1. Solar Energy: studies to evaluate and characterize the electrical and thermal performance of solar photovoltaic panels for building-integrated applications
2. Fuel Cells: the development of test procedures to gauge the energy efficiency of fuel cells in building applications
3. Thermal conductivity: thermal conductivity measurements of building materials using as many as five different types of apparatus, including the nation's standard
4. Wireless Sensors: development of wireless sensor networks for monitoring the condition of buildings.
5. Appliance Efficiency: the development of methods for testing and rating air conditioners, heat pumps, and water heaters; occasionally, an interval of lab testing a particular type of appliance is required

Co-ops work closely with project engineers and are primarily tasked with running tests and performing follow-up data analysis. Co-ops help with fabricating, instrumenting, and maintaining test facilities. Co-ops are also called on to do periodic instrument calibrations and computer programming. Responsibilities increase with successive terms, and the significant role played by co-ops in the group is demonstrated by several recent technical publications co- authored by students. The Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems Group seeks to employ 2 to 3 students each semester.

Interested Candidates should email their resumes to Miryn Alcantara in The Shriver Center at alcantar@umbc.edu by JULY 21, 2006

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