Space – SIU students win NASA contest to design mining robots for the moon | Education
DeRuntz said SIU’s College of Engineering has some of the strongest design competition teams of any university because of its strong support student organizations and clubs.
“There is room for any student to join a club, get wonderful applied technical training by older students and then start growing into positions of responsibility,” DeRuntz said. “By the time our students enter their junior and senior years, they are leading sub-teams like software development, mechanical design, and electronic design. This invaluable experience is so impressive to employers when they hear the passion in our student’s voices for the way worked as a team to achieve their project goal.
Members of the team, their hometowns and majors include:
Clark Lindsay, Creal Springs, mechanical engineering and computer science
Mayson Pine, Makanda, mechanical engineering
Gretchen Volling, Joliet, computer engineering
David Kotarba, Elmwood Park, mechanical engineering
Jed Vergara, Beecher, electrical and computer engineering
Makenna Yergler, Metamora, electrical engineering
Jack Jarman, Benld, electrical engineering