In the fall of my junior year I took 2.51, or Intermediate Heat and Mass Transfer. The final project for 2.51 included researching a topic of interest that relates to heat transfer. We were required to give a 8 minute presentation and write a report on our findings. I decided to study microprocessor heat sinks, in particular those used in desktop computers. My presentation and written report are available below, along with a picture of an example heatsink, and a rendering I created for it during the summer 2012.