Kathy Stevenson creates 3D model

Katherine Stevenson, an academic specialist in mechanical engineering, designed at miniature scale and 3D printed an awesome table-sized version of MSU's sporty green and white autonomous vehicle -- even the miniature sensors and rear-view mirrors were 3D printed. It was revealed during Thursday's NAIAS reception in Detroit for corporate and alumni friends that was hosted by the College of Engineering and Eli Broad College of Business as part of MSU's activities at the auto show. Great creativity and precision, Katherine! 

Trey Pfeiffer-Board of Trustees Award Winner

Mechanical Engineering graduate Trey Pfeiffer had a big weekend. On Friday, he was one of 11 Spartans honored with a Board of Trustees Award for having the highest scholastic average at the close of their last semester at MSU – a 4.0 GPA.On Saturday,he carried the Engineering banner during afternoon commencement ceremonies in the Breslin. The College had almost 340 among MSU’s 2,700 graduates this weekend. Trey,of Otsego, is a member of the Honors College. He has accepted an R&D job at Stryker in Portage.

Lexi Baylis, Senior ME, Awarded Honor

Lexi Baylis, a senior in mechanical engineering and a member of the MSU women's tennis team, was named a Champion in the Classroom and honored during the Western Michigan football game in Spartan Stadium on Sept. 9. Each year two men and two women athletes are chosen for this prestigious honor, based on leadership, community outreach, and high academic achievement. Champions in the Classroom is sponsored by Auto Owners Insurance.

Stevenson provides teaching aids to MTL

Kathy Stevenson is happy to announce that the 3D printing boards are finally complete and mounted in the shop and 3D printing lab. See image below. The purpose of this initiative is to provide students with physical examples of basic design techniques to aide them in CAD design, 3D Printing and fabricated parts. The printed examples range from design fits (clearance, press fit, snap fit), 3D printed threads, anti-rotation options, appropriate wall thicknesses, types of strengthening ribs and combining purchase and printed parts.

Study Loft Available for Students


Check out the study loft in 3211 Anthony. Students including Carly Gomez and Linnea Riddell, both in biosystems engineering, have discovered the loft offers 40 seats in varied seating options – from small meeting spaces with white boards to long tables so teams can spread out and get to work. There’s lots of natural light and DECS provides WiFi and a printer. Just follow the third floor hallway in Engineering into Anthony Hall and you’ll walk right into the loft at the end of the hall.

Prepare for the NSF GRFP Award

September 20, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm- Chittenden Hall (+Online)
Presented by
Dr. Ryan Bixenmann
Michigan State University PhD Career Services

The MSU AGEP Program & PhD Career Services is pleased to invite you for an
online workshop series to help you prepare for the NSF GRFP Awards due
the week of October 23, 2017.

Hunter Jones - Von Ehr Scholar

Hunter Jones, a first-year student from Bloomfield Hills who will study mechanical engineering. He has always been fascinated with engines and is interested in exploring a career in that field. He also hopes to study abroad. He is a 2017 graduate of Bloomfield Hills High School.
A $1 million endowed scholarship fund was established in 2006 by James R. Von Ehr II, a 1972 computer science graduate and successful entrepreneur who has long demonstrated his commitment to MSU and the college through service and philanthropy.