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 best technical design project. This semester’s Edison Scholars were Brett Close, Luke Ferguson, Anthony Kazenko, David Torres, and Alexander Williams. They carried out a project sponsored by Meritor of Troy, Michigan, in which they used computational methods to find an optimal design for an axle-bowl cover using composite materials.
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. Last semester’s winners, Darius Barrett, Trent Johnson, Frank Luchini, Casey Nicholson, and Luke Steele, gave an outstanding presentation of their design of a floor-to-seat personal elevation system for Heartwood School in Mason, Michigan.
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. Last semester’s winners, for the best horizontal cereal conveyor, were Angela Bertolini, Nick Theis, Mariya Titova, and Kevin Viguilla.