ME 481 THOMAS ALVA EDISON UNDERGRADUATE DESIGN AWARD
The Edison Undergraduate Design Award is given to the ME 481 Design Team that is judged to have produced the most outstanding technical design project. This semester’s winning Edison Scholars were John Casuccio, Andrew Kaye, Sarah Kurtz, Jared Lee, and Mike Marshall. They carried out a project sponsored by Whirlpool Corporation of Benton Harbor, MI in which they designed, manufactured a prototype of, and tested a food- processor extruder for vegetables and fruits. The project was supervised by Michael Conti and Steve Drees, and Dr. Seungik Baek at MSU.
ME 481 PROJECT PRESENTATION AWARD
The ME 481 Project Presentation Award is given to the ME 481 Design Team that is judged to have given the best technical project presentation. This semester’s winning team comprised: Ben Bosworth, Amanda Boyd, Ben Dean, Dan Dokter and Jason Thelen. The team presented detailed computer-optimized designs of a transfer-case housing, in a project sponsored by Meritor. The project was supervised by Todd Ekonen at Meritor, and by Dr. Rodney Tabaczynski of MSU.
ME 471 MACHINE DESIGN AWARD: THE LEONARDO DA VINCI AWARD
The Leonardo da Vinci Award is given to the winning team in the ME 471 machine design competition on Design Day. This semester’s winners, Louis Dionise, Justin Sagorski, Ryan Thompson and Peter Woodbridge, designed, built and demonstrated a hinge system for a refrigerator door, with the best strength and least weight.