2012 PACE Awards

Department of Engineering Fundamentals 2012 PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) Competition was held on April 17, 2012.

A collection of photos of this year’s PACE teams is on the College of Engineering Flickr Site.

This year’s competition featured designs for autonomous robots, unique microbreweries and human powered vehicles. The competition judges were volunteers from industry who work for General Motors and Siemens PLM Software.

All eight finalist teams received PACE certificates and 32GB flash drives. The top four teams received prizes provided by PACE and Siemens PLM Software. Special thanks to Siemens PLM Software for providing each member of the top teams with an iPod Touch (1st Place), iPod Nano (2nd Place) and iPod Shuffle (3rd Place).

Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) is a program linking industry with strategically selected academic institutions worldwide—including Michigan Tech—with the goal of developing the automotive product lifecycle management (PLM) team of the future.

Michigan Tech participates in the PACE Engineering Design Competition with eight first-year student teams that are selected annually from the Engineering Modeling and Design course (ENG1102) to present their design projects to a panel of judges appointed by the University, including representation from industry.

1st Place: 100-Proof MTU Brewery Project: Qiuyuan Nan, Alyssa Smith, Kealy Smith, Da Zheng; Instructor: Fraley

2nd Place: FSHPTARV Project: Leslie LaLonde, Jani Lane, Jonathon Maley, Haley A. Swanson; Instructor: B. Hamlin

2nd Place: Solo Ambulance Vehicle for Evacuation: Project SAVE: Jon Furlich, Teague Hall, Sarah Peterson, Adam Pringle; Instructor: Makela

4th Somewhat Hefty Escalating Robotic Personal Aide Project: Laura N. Gazza, Tyler A. Jubenville, Ellen E. Nightingale, Joel B. Yauk; Instructor: Riehl

Other Finalists:
Copper Country Brewing Company Project: Sophia Bainbridge, Matthew Clisch, Brent Cousino, Molly Gerarden; Instructor: Fraley

Bringing Innovative Mobility Solutions to India Project: Angelena Crispo, Morgan Doyle, Qingxiang Feng, Elizabeth Skultety; Instructor: Makela

Avalanche Search Robot Project: Jenna L. Belmore, Christopher D. DeGroot, Samantha A. Hilliger, James P. Larson; Instructor: Riehl

Beer Silo Project: Nicholas A. Parshall, Adam Tuff, Elizabeth Vaught; Instructor: A. Hamlin