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Claire Phillippi, Joshua Vanderkamp, Schieffer Kwong

About the Team

Brittainy Claire Phillippi likes to be called Claire. She will graduate from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI in May 2014. Claire has always had a passion for engineering. As a child a screwdriver helped her to take apart everything in her parents' house. She has had three internships in the last 3 years. The first in 2010 at Rapid-line, a small furniture manufacturer in Grand Rapids, MI. The second in 2012 at Woodward, a jet engine nozzle manufacturer in Zeeland, MI. The latest in 2013 at Steelcase, a world leader in office furniture in Grand Rapids, MI. Claire enjoys riding and fixing her motorcycle, and any outdoor activity. She hopes to work as an engineer for a few years then go back to school for Masters and PhD.

Joshua Vanderkamp is a senior engineering student in the mechanical concentration at Calvin College. This past summer he spent in Germany working for an automotive supplier. He is passionate about pairing engineering and missions together. He hopes to pursue a career in some combination of these two in the future. In his free time Josh enjoys playing sports, reading, camping, and most outdoor activities.

Schieffer Kwong is an international student from Hong Kong with a US citizenship currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Mechanical Concentration with International Designation. In his time at Calvin, he was a three year member of the Student Martial Arts Club (Kicks for Christ Federation) studying Tang Soo Do Kyohoe Kwan. He has taken four belt tests and passed all of them. During the summer of 2013, Schieffer worked as an intern at TRW Automotive in Koblenz, Germany in the actuation department. He developed a vacuum consumption theory and designed a ball screw tolerance test rig. When he graduates, he plans to work in American industry as a mechanical engineer, hopefully in the field of aviation.