As part of an ongoing effort to encourage collaboration and cooperation in the field of compliant mechanism research, the Compliant Mechanisms Research (CMR) Lab invited Professor Mary Frecker of Penn State University to visit Brigham Young University. While at BYU on March 31, 2008, Professor Frecker presented information in morphing wing technology for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). Morphing wings use compliant mechanism technology to change their size and shape. They enable the UAV to adapt during flight to meet changing requirements such as speed and distance capabilities.
Also during the visit, several students made presentations informing Dr. Frecker about CMR research in the fields of compliant mechanisms and microelectromechanical systems.
For more information about Professor Frecker and her work at Penn State, visit http://edog.mne.psu.edu/faculty.html.