Award-winning robots that fight and solve mazes. A device to wake veterans from PTSD
nightmares. New building projects and roadway features. Processes to improve products
from biofuels to beer.
Trine University’s 20th annual Engineering Design Expo offers members of the community
the opportunity to learn more about these projects and other innovative solutions
developed by university students this year.
Hosted by the Allen School of Engineering and Computing from 1-3 p.m. Friday, April
29, the free expo will feature 49 senior projects on display throughout the concourse
of the university’s MTI Center.
Those who attend can learn more from Trine’s student engineers about the processes
they used to create and, in many cases, implement their design projects.
William Barry, Ph.D., dean of the Allen School of Engineering and Computing, said
the Engineering Design Expo gives the Trine community and the general public the opportunity
to see how Trine engineering students have applied what they have learned at Trine
to real-world projects.
“We have not been able to host the Expo in person for the last two years due to the
pandemic, so we’re very excited to welcome members of the public to campus again to
talk with our students,” he said.
Industrial partners for the expo are Abbott Nutrition, Ashley Industrial Molding,
BAE Systems, Bill’s Towing, Carmeuse, Chapman’s Brewery, the City of Angola, Clear
Lake Electric, the COOKIE Box, Mike Darch, DAS, Dexter Axle, Atulya Dhungana, Five
Star Distributing, Flare Inc., Jim Hauguel (E.O. Snell LLC), Hendrickson, Indiana
Space Grant Consortium, Katie Knepper, Loske, Daymon Marlowe, Mastercraft, Inc., Grant
Miller, Parkview Health, Pfizer, POET Biorefinery, Pokagon State Park, Precision Medical
Industries, Sam Moan, Steve Moore, Perpetual Industries, Photon Automation, Sue Pignataro,
RJ Plank, Polymershapes, Positron, Profab, Quality of Life Plus, Nick Santino, Shuttleworth,
SOS Hydraulics, Trine innovaton 1, Trine University Admission, Trine Campus Safety,
Trine University, Trine University Design Engineering Technology, Trine University
Athletics, Ultra USSI Maritime, Univertical, Nick Warren, WL Molding, Wayne Crouse
Inc. and Nathan Wood.
The university invites area businesses and organizations to submit projects for senior-level
business and/or engineering students to complete during the 2022-23 school year. For
more information, contact Jason Blume, executive director, Trine innovation 1, at
260-665-4265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top photo: The Trine University senior design team of, from left, Alex Rushing, Zach Deutsch,
Harrison Jones, Schuyler McNaughton and Dillon Embry, will be available to discuss
their entry in the annual AIAA Design/Build/Fly competition at the university's Engineering
Design Expo on Friday, April 29. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)
This Trine University team designed a vehicle for the Shell Eco-Marathon in the Urban
Concept class. Team members, from left, standing, Mercedes Locklin, Trey Thomas, Johnathan
Personett, Kat Burke and, seated, Dominic Iacovetti, will be available to discuss
the project at Trine University's Engineering Design Expo on Friday, April 29. (Photo
by Dean Orewiler)
The Trine University EV Grand Prix team will be one of 49 senior design teams presenting
their projects at the university's Engineering Design Expo on Friday, April 29. Team
members are, from left, Seth Knepper, Joshua McCallum, Mishiari Altammami and Brian
Morris. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)