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First Year Design Showcase: Spring 2021

During the first year at TCNJ, all engineering students take ENG 142 – Fundamentals of Engineering Design.

Fundamentals of Engineering Design provides an introduction to the study of engineering design and the fundamental skill-sets used in the design process. Topics include team dynamics, effective oral and written communication, spatial visualization, and problem solving/engineering design process. These topics are practiced through team-based projects and interactive activities. Breakout sessions specific to each discipline cover additional appropriate topics, providing an overview of several areas of engineering outside of the declared major.

Freshmen complete a Student Design Showcase Project and present their projects at the end of the semester. Below is a list of the teams from the Spring 2021 semester.

8 Finalists

Team 1. Moving Through the Aegis by Nikhil Parab, Jack Mcginley, Jacob Moonblatt, Jonathan Jordan

Team 2. Earthquake by Anthony Distefano, Gavin Farrell, Nolan Shade, Tj Pellegrin

Team 3. Cosmic Catalysts by Bobby Hunter, Zackery Pineiro, Anthony Santasiero

Team 4. Hungry Monkeys by Laxmi Gajera, Luis Gutierrez, Dominic Musto, Gianna Riviello

Team 5. Pinfection by Dennis J. Donnelly, Alens Evra, Yamil Huerta, Casey S. Mackin

Team 6. One Man Show by Luis Ruiz, Mario Rezkalla, Nathan Lee

Team 7. Jailbreak by Ryan Goodall, Shayan Jafri, Ryan Rosenthal, Aidan Wiehe

Team 8. HexHess by Mario Coronado, Chris Dunfee, Gabe Moncada-Zuniga, Nathaniel Safar


Innovative Design: Team 7

Most Marketable Design: Team 4

Best Presentation: Team 3

Dean’s Award: Team 2



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