Haul Truck

The Art of Design

Autonomous, mining, lab-scale haul truck senior design project in Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, sponsored by the Research Excellence Fund--Research Seed Grand, School of Technology and GMES.

Our students build, design, create, and code. What they make is both science and art.

The 2016 Design Expo

From a satellite whale-tagging system, to a low-cost hospital ventilator, to a 793-mpg supermileage vehicle, each year Design Expo highlights our student innovators. Here are a few projects from this spring’s showcase.

3-D printed wrist cast.

Wrist Cast

3-D printed, orthopedic, geometric

Senior Design—2nd Place

Department: Biomedical Engineering
Sponsor: Materialise


bike pedals

Bike Pedals

Bluetooth, quick release, magnetic

Enterprise—1st Place

Team: Velovations
Sponsor: Pavlis Honors College


healthcare bracelet

Healthcare Bracelet

Hand hygiene, noise, reminder

Senior Design

Department: Biomedical Engineering
Sponsor: Aspirus Keweenaw


metal microtubes

Metal Microtubes

Extruded, friction stir-back, manufacturing

Senior Design

Department: School of Technology
Sponsors: ArcelorMittal, Michigan Tech


shamrock and husky logo circuit boards

Mini Circuit Boards

Outreach, light-up, Husky


Team: Blue Marble Security
Sponsors: ArcelorMittal, Halla, Oshkosh, Caterpillar


aluminum casting

Aluminum Casting

E357, silicon reduction, foundry-made


Team: Advanced Metal Works
Sponsor: Eck Industries


Two pieces of the combo paddle.

Combo Paddle

Kayak, canoe, portage


Team: General and Expedition Adventure Research (GEAR)
Sponsors: Pavlis Honors College, The Outdoor Adventure Program


sleep apnea device on a model skull

Sleep Apnea Device

Jaw protraction, airflow, hardware

Senior Design

Department: Biomedical Engineering
Sponsor: Michigan Tech

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