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Pictured above are a few photos from this year’s Engineering and Computing Career Fair. Many employers and students who attended considered this year's fair a success! For more information on the Engineering and Computing Fair, please follow this link.

Cardboard Canoe Race - Time to sign-up!

Homecoming weekend will soon be here. It's time to gather some friends and enter a team. Click here for details on how to enter.

Calvin Alumn, Tim Lieuwen '95, now faculty at Georgia Tech

A lifelong love of engines and fire has brought Tim Lieuwen to captain a place that, in his words, "is developing innovative, sustainanble solutions for the most pressing energy problems facing our country and the world". Continue reading full article.

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Quadcopter! (Jan 2013)

Engineering students at Calvin College were recently challenged during a three-week only course to design and make quadcopters. These devices are designed to be unmanned and remote-controlled. One unique device that students got to use, was a new 3D printer which actually produces acrylic parts and pieces. Fox 17 had the coverage as they visited the campus of Calvin College to view this first-hand. See the video below for the story.

Read more about this story on Fox 17's Website: fox17online.com/calvinengineering

Quadcopters are up in the air! (Jan 2014)

Engineering students successfully built their quadcopters in Mobile Robotic Systems course offered in January 2014. All of the team flew their quads and had fun.

Watch this video!

Professor Ned Nielsen Opens Doors - And a Global View For Hundreds Of Engineering Students

See the article about Professor Ned Nielsen and the international opportunities available for Calvin engineering students in the latest edition of the Spark.

Engineering And Athletics

To read some stories about engineering majors who represent the Clavin Knights.
Click here: Nicole Michemerhuizen: Cross country and distance track athlete.
Click here: Nicole also captured national title in 10,000 meters run.
Click here: Greg Whittle, cross country and track athlete, claimed All American Berth in 1500 meters.
Click here: Brain DeMaagd, Preston Phillips and Philip Reinken were named on All-MIAA Men's Tennis Team.


bizPLAN Contest Turns Students into Entrepreneurs

Bizplan Competition win

BizPlan is a entrepreneurship competition at Calvin in which students put together a business plan and compete for a grand prize of $1000. Engineering teams as well as teams from other majors can participate in the competition. Click here to learn more about the teams that competed in this year's competition.
Read an article about a past bizPLAN contest.

Calvin Engineering Students Earn EPA Fellowships

EPA recipients

Calvin engineering students, Amanda Hayes and Rhiana Cok, are among 30 undergraduate students
nationwide to earn prestigious research fellowships from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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to read the full story.

 

Calvin Engineering Students Lead Efforts to Save Energy

The Calvin Energy Recovery Fund began as an engineering class project led by Professor Matt Heun.
Click here to read the full story on how student-led efforts are saving Calvin College money and energy.

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Engineering Alumni Leaves a Basketball Legacy

As well as succeeding on the court, Mantel also can boast of a strong academic record. An engineering major, he will be working full time for ControlNet in Ann Arbor, Mich., upon his graduation. He is currently part of a team of five students working on a senior design project that involves modifying a 12-horse power engine. The goal of the modification is to decrease emissions and increase efficiency of a lawnmower. Click HERE for the Full Story.

 

ROTC Students Pursue Calvin Engineering

Read about Calvin Engineering students who are part of the ROTC program at Calvin.

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Faculty News

The Engineering faculty at Calvin are a very distinguished group. Throughout their years in industry, they have gained a large number of patents and national recognition. They have also been given research grants and have received awards.

Read more about the most recent faculty news.