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Dean Korner Speaks at College of Engineering Design Showcase Industry Partners Dinner

  • May 7, 2012
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The Design Showcase is the culmination of a semester-long effort that tasks students with solving industry-sponsored projects.


 

Dean Korner Speaks at College of Engineering Design Showcase Industry Partners Dinner

Release Date: May 3, 2012 – 4:00pm

Dean Barbara Korner spoke at the College of Engineering’s Design Showcase Industry Partners Dinner on April 26, 2012, addressing the importance of “playing together” with designers from different disciplines in order to develop innovative and creative design processes.

The Design Showcase is the culmination of a semester-long effort that tasks students with solving industry-sponsored projects, exposing them to the technical demands, pitfalls, and professional expectations they would experience as practicing engineers in the industry. The dinner speakers included Dean Korner and Nick Delulis, president of Consol Energy.

The showcase featured 161 projects spanning 11 engineering departments and five academic colleges—Arts and Architecture, Business, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Health and Human Development, and Engineering. Two winning teams had ties to the College of Arts and Architecture. A project sponsored by StudioLab (StudioLab is an interdisciplinary initiative co-directed by Brian Orland, professor of landscape architecture) was one of three first-place winners, with the entry “Ambulatory Real-Time Electrodermal Analysis and Feedback System.” In addition, the entry “Improving the Transmission on a 12-Foot Dance Vehicle,” based on Assistant Professor of Architecture Marcus Shaffer’s research on architectural machines, was one of three second-place winners. More information on that project.

Full text of Dean Korner’s remarks.