MTU Design Expo Unveils Student Innovations

Matthew N. Henry

An unprecedented occasion for unprecedented periods: 1 of Michigan Tech’s most important
and modern gatherings is heading digital. You’re invited to Design and style Expo 2020.

What do a clever pet doorway, a lunar trencher and a moveable large-speed surgical drill
for underserved populations have in prevalent? They’re among the hundreds of lifestyle-improving
undergraduate pupil assignments on display screen at Michigan Technological University’s 20th
annual — and first digital — Design and style Expo 2020 on Thursday, April 16.

All Welcome To Expo

Design Expo 2020 Create Design Innovate logo for Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech’s Virtual Design and style Expo 2020 requires put during the working day on Thursday,
April 16. Here’s how to sign up and be a element of functions:

  • Pay a visit to the Design and style Expo challenge gallery.
  • Get element in text-messaged voting during the working day. 
  • Show up at the transient 10 a.m. kickoff. 
  • Tune in at 4 p.m. for the 30-moment awards ceremony.

Huskies are not allowing the obstacle to stem the spread of COVID-19 prevent them
from celebrating an important milestone for real-environment, discovery-primarily based discovering at
Michigan Tech. With obstacle arrives possibility: the possibility to show agility
and new considering, to pull together as a local community and to recognize and manage a emphasis
on learners and the vibrant potential they will develop.  

Nothing Can Prevent MTU Husky Innovation

“For twenty years, Design and style Expo has centered the highlight on hundreds of pupil groups
as they embrace style and design difficulties and push via adversity to create methods
and communicate effects. It really should come as no surprise at all that when COVID-19 disrupted
our perfectly-proven strategies for a classic ballroom occasion, we identified inspiration
in our learners,” claimed Rick Berkey, director of Michigan Tech’s award-successful Business

Rather of gathering on campus this calendar year, a panel of judges will critique movies of group assignments, methods and effects. Judges involve distinguished
company associates, alumni, local community members and Michigan Tech faculty and
staff. As in past years, groups have a chance to earn hard cash awards alongside with perfectly-deserved

Design and style Expo has generally been open up to the public. “Now that it will be held on the internet,
I’m glad it will be substantially extra obtainable for other folks to share,” claimed Janet Callahan,
dean of the Higher education of Engineering. “This calendar year guests to Design and style Expo can vote on their most loved assignments, too, by way of
text message.” 

“We invite all current and potential learners, families of learners, alumni, K-twelve academics
and their learners — everyone and all people — to please sign up for us, and spread the term!”Dean Janet Callahan, Higher education of Engineering

MTU Huskies Master By Doing 

Design and style Expo showcase signifies the operate of extra than 1,000 learners from the University’s
Senior Design and style and Business plans. At Michigan Tech, the Senior Design and style program is extra like a first career than
a final course, the place groups of extremely devoted senior-stage learners address realistic,
open up-ended style and design difficulties. In Business, interdisciplinary groups of first-calendar year
via graduate-stage learners from extra than 30 majors operate in a small business-like environment
to invent merchandise, present companies and pioneer methods.

A Large Working day for Marketplace Sponsors, Too

Design and style Expo is supported by marketplace and College sponsorship. For the ninth consecutive
calendar year, ITC Holdings is directing spouse of Design and style Expo. Supporting associates involve
Kohler, Nexteer Automotive and OHM Advisors. Collaborating associates involve Code Blue,
FCA, Kimberly-Clark, Michigan Tech’s Husky Innovate, Nucor and Plexus. 

In all, extra than 100 group challenge and program supporters produced a strategic expense in Michigan Tech’s academic mission. 

Michigan Technological College is a public investigation college, property to extra than
7,000 learners from 54 nations. Launched in 1885, the College presents extra than
one hundred twenty undergraduate and graduate degree plans in science and know-how, engineering,
forestry, small business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a couple of miles from Lake Outstanding.

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