Team Calvin Supermileage

The picture above shows the Calvin College Supermileage Team. From left to right Daniel Houseward, Elijah Jentzen, Scott Mehlberg, Shane Muller, and Joseph Flikweert

Daniel Houseward is from Holland Michigan. He enjoys sports, running, traveling, science, and music. He is looking to go to graduate school for bioengineering or renewable energy systems.

Elijah Jentzen is from Ypsilanti Michigan and is currently finishing up a mechanical engineering degree with mathematics minor at Calvin College. He spent the summer after his junior year working as an intern at Demmer Corporation learning about the manufacturing process. He is planning on finding a job in Michigan working in the mechanical engineering field, preferably working with power cycles and thermodynamics.

Scott Mehlberg is from Wheaton, IL is currently studying Mechanical Engineering. During the summers of 2009 and 2010, he interned at Lehman Electrical Resources(LER), where he helped design animal mitigation systems for power substations. He hopes to continue working for LER in the future as a marketing engineer. Also, he is a ballroom instructor and competes in West Coast Swing on a national level. In the near future he would like to continue his education in engineering to become an acoustical engineer, primarily in symphony hall designing.

Shane Muller is a native of Kalamazoo, MI currently studying mechanical engineering with a minor in business. Shane enjoys design work and will be designing and analyzing the frame of the vehicle using a variety of tools and software applications. He is currently applying to graduate school in biomedical engineering where he hopes to perform research in orthopedic implants.

Joseph Flikweert was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In his spare time he likes to work on automobiles and in high school he restored a 1973 Ford Mustang. In his college career, he has enjoyed thermodynamics as well as machine design. This past summer he had an internship with TRW automotive in Koblenz, Germany. He hopes to continue working in the automotive industry after graduation.