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December 8, 2016

Friday symposium to showcase SVSU students' collaborations with region's manufacturers, organizations

Saginaw Valley State University on Friday, Dec. 9 will host its fall 2016 Engineering Symposium, where 27 mechanical engineering students will showcase their senior projects for the public.

For their projects, eight teams of students engineered technology and product prototypes in collaboration with regional manufacturers and organizations such as Dow Corning Corp., Kremin Inc., Nexteer Automotive, Allen Supply, Euclid Industries, Great Lakes Pet Emergencies, and Means Industries. One team of students also worked with SVSU's golf program.

The projects include the design and production of items relating to power steering systems, wheelchairs, veterinarian care equipment, indoor golf simulators, and more.

At SVSU, mechanical engineering majors are required to collaborate with outside clients or university organizations as part of the senior projects.

The Friday symposium begins in the southernmost first-floor hallway of SVSU’s Pioneer Hall. There, from 10 a.m. to noon, the students will showcase and discuss their projects with the symposium’s attendees.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., there will be two sessions in rooms 245 and 247 of Pioneer Hall, where the teams of students will present their projects to the audience as a whole.