Design Expo 2017 took place on Thursday, April 13, 2017 on campus in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom.

Hosted by the Pavlis Honors College and the College of Engineering, Design Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech.

More than 1000 students in Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcased their work and competed for awards. A panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critiqued the projects. Many team projects are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition at Design Expo, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems.

Congratulations to the 2017 Design Expo winners!

Black&Veatch Building a World of Difference® Student Design Awards:

Senior Design Awards (based on poster)

1st place: BME - Enhanced Measurement and Analysis of Gait Disturbances - Aspirus

2nd place: MSE - High Pressure Die Casting Vent Optimization - Mercury Marine

3rd place: BME - Customizing Transcatheter Nitinol Stents for Treatment of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome in Infants - Spectrum Health

Senior Design Honorable Mention

ME-EM - Improved Inline Component Cleaning System - MacLean-Fogg

ME-EM - Snowmobile Chassis Magnesium Component Design - Polaris

BME - Blubber-Only Implantable Satellite Tracking Device for Humpback Whales

Enterprise Awards (based on poster and presentation)

1st place: Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise

Tie for 2nd place: Formula SAE & Wireless Communication Enterprise

3rd place: Aerospace Enterprise

 

Ann Arbor SPARK Design Expo Image Contest:

1st Place - Formula SAE Enterprise

2nd Place - Customizing Transcatheter Nitinol Stents for Treatment of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome in Infants

Pavlis Honors College Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship Innovation Award:

1st place: BME - Customizing Transcatheter Nitinol Stents for Treatment of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome in Infants

2nd place: BME - Instrumentation of Manual Medical Devices

3rd place: BME - Posture Correction Device with Haptic Feedback for Parkinson’s Disease

 

Thank you to ALL teams, judges and sponsors for a very successful Design Expo 2017! All photos from the event can be viewed and downloaded from the Pavlis Honors College Flickr page.