MEGSOMechanical Engineering Graduate Student Organization

Home   Announcements   Seminars   Officers   Events   Contact The Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Organization (MEGSO) is a student organization that aims to obtain better communication among graduate students, promote communications between faculty and graduate students, and enhance the quality of graduate education in Mechanical Engineering at ISU.  All graduate students in Mechanical Engineering are automatically members of MEGSO. MEGSO holds 3-4 seminars every semester that allow graduate students an opportunity to present their research. MEGSO also hosts social events such as industry tours, picnics, and more! The group can be reached at for further details.

Look for the Mechanical Engineering tent while enjoying VEISHEA activities April 7th – 14th! Research and artwork will be posted, make sure to stop by and support your fellow engineers!

ME Graduate Research Symposium and Science as Art Competition!

Thank you to all who participated in the Graduate Research Symposium and Science as Art Competition! Notable images were those submitted by Ben Halls, Prabhakar Venkateswaran, Kristi Korkowski, and Chloe Dedic. See the descriptions below and check them out here!


Ben Halls, PhD student for Dr. Terry Meyer, submitted a picture titled “Impinging Jet Waves.”

Prabhakar Venkateswaran, Postdoctoral Research Associate for Dr. Terry Meyer, submitted a picture of a ping pong ball floating over a particle seeded air jet. A laser light sheet at a wavelength of 532 nm was used to illuminate the particle seeding. The scattered light was then captured with a CCD camera.

Kristi Korkowski, PhD student for Dr. Tim Bigelow, submitted a picture that was taken using a Leica 205FA Microscope at a 15X magnification setting.  The goal was to evaluate physical characteristics of bovine femur bones in the cancellous bone region.  This information, describing both visual observations as well as identifying the ratio of free space in a region, was used later during an experiment involving ultrasonic welding of a polymer component to bone.  Regions such as the one illustrated near the hollow portion of the bone showed to produce undesired qualities in the created bond.  It however provides a unique perspective and complexity into one of nature’s wonders.

Chloe Dedic, PhD student for Dr. Terry Meyer, submitted a picture of simultaneous vibrational/rotational coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering spectroscopy within a glass microscope slide.  The different colors were generated from light mixing from the four incoming femtosecond pulses at two different frequencies.


Artwork will be voted on by symposium attendees, and top entries will be displayed during VEISHEA on April 9th and April 12th.


Please contact or for information on the research abstract template or other questions!