Thursday, April 13, 2017

Michigan Technological University Design Expo - 2017

Wow - another year has gone by.  Once again I was a judge of senior projects and enterprise project presentations at MTU.  This is always a wonderful experience for me.  I taught there for nine years and always bump into old friends.  The students continue to do awesome things and this exposition showcases the talent by way of exhibiting their capstone projects or enterprise work for the year.  Some of the interesting work that struck me as really innovative were the planetary drive on the SAE Baja design and the carbon fiber suspension parts that keep working their way into designs.  The students dram up the concept, analyze the design, build it and then compete.

The Memorial Union Building Ballroom is chock full of displays and bright young people anxious to tell you about their work!

For me, seeing what these great students accomplish is a reminder of much fun teaching was.  So much is acquired in those four years!
A couple of roadside oddities on this trip... this is the first time  I think I've ever seen some sort of hair on a giant fiberglass character. 

The composition of this display is particularly odd - I thought anyhow...
I wanted to close with a Hazel Update... she was pointing at a fly on our lawn... Maybe next time. 


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