Banquet and Program
The ME-EM Senior Recognition Banquet and Order of the Engineer Program was held on December 10, 2019.
The speaker was Lawrence W. Staley, entrepreneur. Staley has a BS in mechanical engineering from Michigan Tech and an Executive MBE from the University of Toledo.
Fall 2019 Outstanding Student Awards
Dillon Babcock, FSAE Enterprise, Nominated by Dr. Jim De Clerck
I have been honored to observe Dillon Babcock evolve into an outstanding engineer. Dillon has intentionally applied concepts from nearly every engineering course to his Formula SAE projects. He developed habits to systematic to approach engineering problems. Dillon always demonstrates a positive, “can-do” attitude. He eagerly seeks help when he needs it. Dillon is always willing to anything to help the team and his teammates.
Nick Jensen, Senior Design, Nominated by Dr. Fei Long
SCD team 52 was assigned the ‘Thompson Surgical—Surgical Instrument Life Cycle Test System’ as the Senior Capstone Design project. In addition to the overall team success on this project, Nick stands out on his excellent team management, customer communication as well as project planning skills. He regularly applied himself on behalf of the team in these areas, the team also responding by delivering their best work towards satisfying the customer. In view of his performance, I recommend Nick Jensen for the Outstanding Student Performance Awards.
Andrew Boerman, Senior Design, Nominated by Dr. Bill Endres
Capstone Team 60 was engaged to develop a new standard process for making tensile test samples from bulk composite sheet. Much of the challenge centered on understanding why tensile property results from previous sample manufacturing methods showed so much variation. Identifying the numerous independent variables, designing the experiment and executing the subsequent data processing, was a major undertaking. This student demonstrated a highly competent understanding and ability to apply experimental design and data acquisition techniques. He was fully committed, and supported by a strong set of teammates, delivered in an outstanding and much needed way. For this, Andrew Boerman is nominated for an Outstanding Student Performance Award.