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First Year Design Showcase: Spring 2022

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 2022 semester.

Grand Prize: Helping Hand
Francis Aldridge, Angelhaine Bolon, Nicole Chieffo, Patrick Frawley, Alexandra Rocco

Mr. Zanetti’s Award: Food Tray
Sara Cadavid, Rebecca Kimmick, Alexander Ingrassia, Nicholas Hong

Innovative Design: ArmStrong
Tyler Golisano, Gisella Gurrero-Sanchez, Nathan Klinger, Erin Sommers

Most Marketable Design: Cane Crabber
Jack Marchese, Muhammad Zahid, Kai Zola, Nikolas Matz

Best Craftsmanship Design: Assisted Cooking: In Da Cut Style
Matthew Sheehan, Zach Hochheiser, Thomas Wright, Daniel Kline

Best Presentation: Wheelchair Scratching Post
Shawn Kushner, Collin Meakem, Jeremy Sabol, Jayson Schmidt, Alvaro Lopez Jr

Driven Multi-tool Keychain
Ethan Earley, Marrissa Riccardi, Jasmine Ocasio, Peter Solomina

Assistive Writing Hand Device
Vaishnavi Adusumilli, Gloria Afotey, Kate Neal, Breanna Wixted

The Elastic Cane
Chris Toala, Samuel Eilert, Peter Sodano, Jackson Malouf, Diamond Evans

Spray n’ Wipe
Christopher Arana, Hadi Akil, David Cardenas, Nicolas Cevetillo, Ryan Phillips

Ryan Rosenthal, Ja’mere Stanley, Jared Silver, Alex Wolinski

The Hungry Helper
Matt Hengey, Thomas Zajchowski, Nicholas Terrano-Ramey, Jack Gonzalez, Brandon Tso

Assistive Chopsticks
Michael Harrison, Ajith Ranaweera, Sean Walsh

Crutch Catchers
Jake Jaronsky, Kenneth Shane Lawas, Dylan McBride, Matthew Okorie, Brian Rossino


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