We’ve been fortunate again this year to have a fantastic group of interns at Design Concepts! And this week, we’ll say goodbye to two members of the team – Chris Westphal and Josh Dryden. It’s been wonderful having them here!
Josh will return to the Cleveland Institute of Art for his senior year in the industrial design program. Chris will continue his doctorate in mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
They have both been invaluable additions to our design teams. In addition to their work on a variety of projects, both Chris and Josh were among those who worked on the “noisy box” project – a sensory stimulation device for children with visual and other impairments.
Thank you, Josh and Chris, for spending your summer with us!
Five of Design Concepts’ mechanical engineers took to the trails on Sunday, August 7, 2011, competing in a Wisconsin Off-Road Series mountain bike racing event. Randy K, Jesse D, Kent K (l to r in photo), Doug R and Chris S all competed in the Battle of Camrock. Jesse officially stood on the podium taking second place in his division!
Congratulations to everyone who raced!
We’ve been fortunate to have lots of visitors this summer. We’ve welcomed two groups from the University of Wisconsin’s College of Engineering Camp Badger outreach program, as well as high school students from around the country participating in the College’s Engineering Summer Program.
While they’re here we introduce them to the kind of work we do, lead them on a tour of the shop, and set them loose on a brainstorming session. These incredibly bright, curious and creative students are excited about design and never cease to amaze us with their fresh take on traditional problems.
Thanks everybody, for taking time to visit!
It was hot and humid, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of this years’ small, but dedicated, duo of riders at the 2011 Scenic Shore 150. The two-day ride, from Mequon to Sturgeon Bay, covers 150 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Congratulations Jim Womble and Sherry Eckholm for braving the heat, completing the ride, and raising much needed funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Congratulations to all the Design Concepts staff members who participated in the Tough Mudder run this weekend! Dan B., Kevin W., Chad S., Sherry S. and Curt I all dodged electrical current, barbed wire, mud pits, 12 foot walls and so much more to feel the glory of being a Tough Mudder! And beyond the glory, there’s even more good news: All the proceeds from the event support the Wounded Warrior Project.
To see Dan Bullis run the electrifying course, check out the video at our Facebook page