When the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences claims to value theory just as much as practical experience in academics, it's no lie.
In December, teams from schools and businesses competed in WMU's Innovation Day, featuring Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering Presentations. The competition was the idea of two CEAS professors, Tycho Fredericks and Steven Butt. Teams had the opportunity to "pitch" their devices to people from within the engineering and business industries.
Twelve teams brought their 'inventions' to the competition, along with three elementary school entrepreneurs and a team of WMU students came out on top.
The winning device is one that could be both useful and popular. Antifalling headphones serve as… headphones—but they can also keep your phone from hitting the ground. A retractable mechanism clips on and if your phone is taking a tumble, the headphones will suspend the phone mid air. The device was created by WMU juniors Juliana Dias, Cassio Farias, and Leticia Rosolem.
The event was held on WMU's Parkview campus in early December. The winners were chosen by businesses in WMU's Business, Technology, and Research park.
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