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Students bring home honors from ASME competition


Six seniors competed in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Old Guard Oral Presentation and Technical Poster competitions held recently at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

Union students took home a handful of prizes in the Oral Presentation Competition: 

First place went to Max Balter; second was Erin Villeneuve; third was Mcolisi Dlamini (who also won for Best Technical Content); and Krystle Gallo finished in fourth place. 

Chris Heske finished in first place in the Old Guard Technical Poster Competition. 

As winner of the District A oral competition, Balter will represent the College and District A at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Houston, Texas in November. He will compete in the Society Finals against 17 other competitors from the six North American and four international districts.