Alumnus Mitul Mistry followed his dream‚ literally—and built two guitars as class projects. The lessons he learned helped him launch a career as a mechanical engineer.
“I have a passion for music and working with my hands, so building instruments seemed like a logical next step,” said Phillips.
The finished trophy carries over a circular “golf ball on a tee” motif from the older design. But the ICS/Maker’s team turned the circle into a hybrid Sunsphere/golf ball image sitting on top of a removable tee.
Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs visited the Innovation and Collaboration Studio to get a first hand look at the work they are doing to produce face shields.
Tom Duong, academic support specialist for the Innovation and Collaboration Studio, stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Faculty and staff from the Tickle College of Engineering are working with researchers across the campus to print face shields for health care workers.
Michael Allen is an academic support specialist who works with first-year students and helps support the Innovation and Collaboration Studio.
The origins of the Innovation and Collaboration Studios trace themselves back to the creation of the Engineering Fundamentals Program.
“This building is the latest sign of both our growth and our university’s commitment to providing the best experience possible for our students,” said Dean Wayne Davis. “We will be able to enhance the educational journey of our honors students and our freshmen, and we will finally be able to have our nuclear engineering department be in a building worthy of their nationally recognized status.”