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19th Annual Design Expo Thursday At Michigan Tech

Over 100 real-world undergraduate student projects will be on display Thursday at the 19th annual Design Expo at Michigan Tech.

The event is free and open to the public and will be held from 8am to 4pm in the Memorial Union Ballroom on the university’s campus.

Huskies enrolled in Michigan Tech’s Enterprise and Senior Design programs will present their projects, which this year include a low-cost vaccine fridge to provide access to important health initiatives in the developing world; ultra-strong aluminum scandium alloys to improve the tensile strength and physical properties of products; a 1,000-miles-per-gallon competition vehicle; and a DIY climate sensor.

Projects, posters, and presentations are judged throughout the day by a panel made up of corporate representatives, invited guests, university faculty, staff, and graduate students.

Enterprise team presentations, each 15 minutes in length, are also open to the public, and take place in The Alley Makerspace, also in the Memorial Union Building.

More than 120 sponsors and partners support student teams this year. And Design Expo itself is supported by industry and university sponsorship. ITC Holdings is directing partner for the eighth consecutive year. Collaborating partners include Code Blue; The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship at Michigan Tech’s Pavlis Honors College; Miller Electric Manufacturing Company; Nexteer; and Nucor. Innovating partners are Challenge Manufacturing and Kimberly-Clark. 

Check out the full preview, including the Design Expo schedule on Michigan Tech News.   

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