Penn State students receive design award

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Students Joshua Adams, Alex Preniczky, Ali Elakkari and Phu Trinh hold their James A. Andrews Memorial Award for Excellence in Capstone Design for personalized 3D printed implant for pediatric oncology bone loss.

Penn State’s Harrisburg School of Science, Engineering, and Technology recognized outstanding student projects recently at the Capstone Design Conference.

Judges chose winners from several program categories: civil engineering and structural design/construction engineering technology; electrical engineering and electrical engineering technology; computer science; mechanical engineering and mechanical engineering technology and multi-disciplinary.

Penn State News said awards were presented  to outstanding group projects based on the criteria of overall appearance and quality of display; overall professional appearance of presenters; effectiveness of display, support materials and experimental set-ups; project summary by the team or individual; interaction with visitors; and innovation. Each program had its own judges.

The $1,000 James A. Andrews Memorial Award for Excellence in Capstone Design recognizes and encourages students who best demonstrate interest, motivation and ability in identifying and solving an engineering problem that addresses a real-world concern. It  honors students who couple creative approaches with practical ability to successfully resolve a situation.

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