Congratulations to Rohan Rath, Josh Levy, Kyle McKinnon and Dylan Vas on winning first place in the Technical Paper Competition at the IIE Northeast Regional Conference, March 20-22, 2015. The purpose of the competition is to encourage undergraduate students to write and present outstanding technical papers. The team's winning paper exemplified the philosophy of mass customization and additive manufacturing by designing, building, and operating an automated, quality-controllable tissue engineering process for fabricating fiber-reinforced products and fixing menisci (knee tissue) scaffold fabrication as proof of system feasibility.
According to Rath, the team worked very hard and was committed to being as successful as possible in their efforts. "There is nothing in our college education thus far that has meant more to us as students than the experiences gained from this project," he stated on behalf of his colleagues.
IIE--Institute of Industrial Engineers is the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity.