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.