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Undergraduate Student Works on NEEC Project

Tennessee Students Help Navy Research 3D Print Materials’ Properties

Will Buttrey (center), an undergraduate student from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), and Brendon Arnold, with the Integrated Manufacturing and Project Management Office at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, look at the data acquisition system for mechanical testing in an environmental chamber March 15, 2018, while Stephanie TerMaath, an associate professor at UT, looks on at Carderock’s West Bethesda, Md., headquarters. TerMaath and Buttrey are part of the Naval Engineering Education Consortium with Carderock’s researching AM material qualification and parts certification. (U.S. Navy photo by Devin Pisner/Released)


Tickle College of Engineering students have partnered with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, to study the materials side of additive manufacturing. The group is working as part of the Naval Engineering Education Consortium, which is designed to provide students research funding for relevant research at academic institutions and provides opportunities for students to participate in hands-on research.

Stephanie TerMaath, assistant professor of mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering, and William Ferrell, doctoral student, presented their project in Bethesda this month.

Read more about the program and their research.