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ME Students Design Next Generation of Products for Design Day

ME Students Design Next Generation of Products for Design Day


Mechanical engineering seniors showed off the projects they spent the semester building for their capstone design course on Design Day at the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building on December 4. This event has has been a tradition at the University of Maryland for many years and became a public event approximately six years ago to showcase student innovation and creativity.  A wide range of projects are featured, such as a sun-tracking solar umbrella, a shopping cart that can be maneuvered sideways, and a motorized cabinet system. A total of 17 projects were presented by the nearly 90 seniors enrolled in the capstone design course.

This year, Design Day was sponsored by Marlin Steel Wire Products, a Baltimore, Maryland manufacturing company that values innovative design.   “Five of our design engineers are University of Maryland graduates so I’m a firm believer in the talent being developed at College Park,” said Drew Greenblatt, president of Marlin Steel Wire Products.  "Design quality is what separates us from our cheaper foreign competitors."

 

The winners from the Fall 2012 Design Day "People’s Choice" are:

  • First Place - Team Prezizion, Project:  Tour de Feather (human-powered chicken plucker)
  • Second Place - Team Kinetic, Project:  Kinetic Electro Magnetic Power
  • Third Place - Team No Tips Accepted, Projects: The Don't Lay Down

 

The next Design Day will be held at the end of the Spring semester.  To support the Capstone Design and Student Project Fund in Mechanical Engineering, click here.

December 18, 2012


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"Five of our design engineers are University of Maryland graduates so I’m a firm believer in the talent being developed at College Park,” said Drew Greenblatt, president of Marlin Steel Wire Products.

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