Trine University says dozens of projects will be on display next week at its annual Engineering Design Expo. The efforts include a rover similar to those used by NASA.

April 16, 2014

News Release

Angola, Ind. — Many might have heard about NASA rovers and at Trine University, you can see one up close during the 12th Annual Engineering Design Expo. The rover is one of 25 senior projects that visitors can see and learn more about.

Senior engineering students have worked in teams to produce a design project using their knowledge in a specific area, such as aerospace, bioprocess, chemical, civil, compute, electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering or design engineering technology. Some projects help area industries find solutions while others explore new ways to complete tasks and yet others more closely focus on helping others. Regardless of the project, all work to improve lives and make a difference. All projects will be on display from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 25, in Fawick Hall, home of the Allen School of Engineering & Technology.

“These students successfully completed real projects and found solutions while adhering to budgets and timelines,” said VK Sharma, dean of the Allen School. “Such projects demonstrate students' intellect and ability to apply classroom learning to real-world challenges. A look at their work shows these students are ready for careers and it's exciting to think about what they will accomplish in the future.”

“This annual event is made possible by the faculty and staff who work with our students, the generous sponsors of the team projects, the industrial partners and Trine's own Innovation One,” Sharma said. “I invite everyone to stop by Fawick Hall and see what the future holds.”

Industrial partners are Burr Oak Tool; Century Tool and Gauge; Chapman’s Brewing Co., LLC; Fort Wayne Metals; Innovation One; JB Tool and Die Engineering; Kaminsky Racing, LLC; MaxCell; Metal Technologies; Midwest Orthotics; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Climate Control; Parker Hannifin; Plymouth Tubing; Rieke Corp.; Rieke Packaging Systems; Shell; Slick Locks, LLC; Small Town Auto; SureStep; Unilock Construction; United Airlines and United States Environmental Protection Agency.

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Trine University, an internationally recognized, private, co-educational, residential institution, offers associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees in programs to students in engineering, mathematics, science, informatics, business, teacher education, communication, criminal justice, golf management, social sciences, and various other fields of study. Trine is a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and offers 21 varsity sports. Its golf program includes the university-owned 18-hole championship Zollner Golf Course. Founded in 1884 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (, Trine operates a 450-acre main campus in Angola, Ind., and education resource centers throughout Indiana, Arizona and Michigan.

Source: Trine University

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