Clark Davis, a senior in the Mechanical Engineering program at Brigham Young University, won 2nd place in the Undergraduate Division of the ASME Student Mechanisms and Robot Design Competition. His entry was entitled “Automatically Adjusting Counter-Balance Mechanism.”
Contestants submitted written reports that were judged by both industrial and academic professionals. The National Science Foundation then provided travel funds for the finalists to present their entries at the 2010 ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Finalists presented both poster and oral presentations at the conference. The winners were announced on August 16, 2010 at the 34th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference awards luncheon.
“Clark is a very creative and motivated student,” commented Dr. Larry Howell, who served as Davis’ faculty advisor. “It was exciting to see him take on this project and do well in this international competition. I expect that we will see great things from Clark in his engineering career.”