LeTourneau University engineering students from Dr. Roger Gonzalez’ dynamics class won first and second place at the 2010 Regional ASME Student Design Competition in Oklahoma recently by designing a recycling system that separated metals, plastics and glass. The teams were accompanied to competition by Dr. Oscar Ortiz.
The first place team comprised junior Cameron Jensen of Frankfort, Ill. as the team lead, with sophomore Michael Stockholm of Maumelle, Ark. and junior Phillip Cowles of Prescott Valley, Ariz.
The second place team comprised junior Zach Jones of Midland, Texas as the team lead with junior Jared Schaffer ofLexington, Ill.
The engineering students were charged with designing, building and testing an autonomous system to accurately sort waste materials including ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, plastics and glass into distinct waste containers.