ROCKLEDGE, FL – April 9, 2010 – The Northrop Grumman Engineering and Science Student Design showcase, held April 9, 2010, on the Florida Tech campus, represents the culmination of a student’s undergraduate experience and a chance to apply classroom learning to realistic projects.
Paul Yelvington, a senior chemical engineer at Mainstream Engineering, judged mechanical engineering projects that included an intelligent ground vehicle robot, a line-crawling robot to inspect power lines and an energy-efficient HVAC design for a new building on the Florida Tech campus.
“The showcase was a great opportunity for us to see what FIT’s engineering students have been working on for their design projects. It’s also a great opportunity for the students to get feedback from practicing engineers regarding their work. I was very impressed with the quality of the projects and enjoyed meeting the students,” Yelvington said.
For 24 years, Mainstream has maintained an excellent working relationship with Florida Tech.
“We have watched the school grow into the premier technological university in the region and are always willing to support them in any way we can,” said Robert Scaringe, Mainstream president. “Our senior staff members are actively involved in leading-edge research with Florida Tech. Our junior engineers seek their advanced degrees there, and we recruit at the university.”