UE Students Win Inventive Problem Solving Competition

Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A UE inter-disciplinary team of five students brought home first place honors in the Lawrence Technological University (LTU) “Innovation Encounter” competition held on October 19-20, 2012 in Southfield, Michigan.   The UE team included students from engineering, nursing and business.  

In the competition, teams were challenged with creating a business level solution for a real-world client (MASCO Bath) problem statement in a two day event.  The event engaged innovative students from seven universities in both competition and the appreciation of the skills learned during their academic careers.  The competition included educational components, networking opportunities, and valuable feedback.  The LTU “Innovation Encounter” provided students the opportunity to work on a real-world problem that required teamwork, business planning, critical thinking, and innovation.

The seven universities competing included Gonzaga, Ohio Northern, Lawrence Tech, Villanova, Saint Louis University, Kettering, and UE.  

Students on the UE team included Lan Do (Accounting), Andrea Cadavid (Global Business), Brenna Siscoe (Nursing), Vaughn Ahlf (Mechanical Engineering), and Justin Jackman (Mechanical Engineering). 

The UE team was coached by Dr. Jerrilee Lamar, Assistant Professor of Nursing, and Mr. Rick Deer, Director of the UE Center for Intensive Experiential Education.

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