Inventors, innovators and student entrepreneurs encourage hope for a better tomorrow
in the presentation of their project to judges and the public on Thursday, 18 April.
What makes full-flexion knee implants, power system capable of backups and elevator
– for bird watching towers – all of them are common? They are life enhancing solutions
among more than 100 undergraduate student projects worldwide exhibited at the 19th annual annual Design at the University of Michigan Technology.
All are welcome to attend, which is free, and runs from 8 a.m. to 4 pm. Thursday
in the Union Union Ballroom Memorial on the Michigan Tech campus.
Student Innovation in Action
Huskies is registered in Enterprise Tech and Design Tech Tech Michigan programs to present their projects, which include
a low cost vaccination refrigerator to provide access to key health initiatives in development
world; high-strength aluminum alloy scales to improve the tensile and physical strength
product properties; 1,000-mile-in-gallon competition vehicle; and DIY climate
A panel consisting of corporate representatives, who are invited, carries out consideration of projects, posters, and daytime presentations.
guests, university faculty, staff, and graduate students. Presentation of enterprise team, t
All 15 minutes are also open to the public, and are also held in The Alley Makerspace, also in the Memorial Union Building.
Great Day for Industrial Sponsors, Too
More than 120 sponsors and partners support student teams. And industry and university support Design Expo itself
sponsorship. ITC Holdings is leading a partner for the eighth consecutive year and
Collaborative partners include Code Blue; Enterprise Innovation Center at Pavlis Michigan Tech College; Miller Miller Manufacturing Company; Nexteer; and Nucor. The partners are innovative
Challenge Manufacturing and Kimberly-Clark.
Huskies learns through Making
An innovative Michigan Tech Enterprise Program is open to all stewards to foster interdisciplinary
learning, leadership development and project-based work. Different teams of first year
through graduate students to develop products, processes and services within their own
market space, with perennial engagement from concept to design, testing and complete
Senior Design challenges high-level higher-level students to explore
and addressing global design challenges in their final year. The program connects
students and industry sponsors through open-ended projects that follow staff
Full design process from ideal to realization.
The Technological University of Michigan is a public research university, which is larger than
7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than
120 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, t
forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and
social sciences. Our campus looks in the Upper Michigan Peninsula on Keweenaw Waterway
and it's only a few miles from Lake Superior.