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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has announced that four recent mechanical engineering graduates won the 2021 Sandia Senior Design Bonanza Best Engineering Design Process award for their senior capstone design.

This year, the competing teams had to develop a launch detection device and protect the payload.

“The most rewarding aspect of this senior design project was finding a solution using what I learned throughout my years studying engineering, especially using Arduino, which I learned in my introduction to engineering class,” Reece Gamble told N.C. A&T’s Alex Saunders. “The team won best design process because each member had a hand in and could speak to every facet of the design, working seamlessly together to present a creative solution for a real-world problem.”

Team members included Gamble, Isaiah Hicks, Miguel Valle, and William Taggart.

Mookesh Dhanasar, Ph.D., advised the senior project. Dhanasar is a lecturer in the mechanical engineering department.  Click “N.C. A&T Mechanical Engineering Design Team recognized for Best Engineering Design Process” to read more.

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