Students to compete at international engineering competition

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A group of Grand Valley students will compete at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) international conference in Texas in November. They qualified after placing at the ASME 2012 District B Student Professional Development Conference in Toledo in March.

Student team Steven Quirk, Matthew Freundl and Caitlyn Hurley took second place in the district design competition, where they competed against 15 teams. Jacob Hall and Alexander Hastings took third place in the district design competition, and Kathryn Drouillard took third place in the poster competition.

At the conference, mechanical engineering professor Wendy Reffeor was awarded the ASME Dedicated Service Award, which recognizes a faculty member who has dedicated 10 years of service to the engineering profession.

This is the third year in a row that Grand Valley qualifies for the competition. Two teams from each ASME district compete in the international competition.