The Air Zoo hosted the 5th annual Corporate Engineering Challenge (CEC) put on by several local Southwest Michigan companies and organized by the Southwest Michigan chapter of Society of Women Engineers. Two of our female engineers, Sarah Mangas [...]
The engineering team at Tekna conducts monthly Lunch & Learns where one of us presents on a technical topic to educate the rest of the team over lunch. At a recent Lunch & Learn session, we wanted to try something a little bit different: [...]
Over the years, our shared interest in sports, travel, fashion, and exploring national parks has left us curious about the development of the soft-goods products we were using.
This fall, we participated in the second annual Michigan Design Prize, a design education and awareness program sponsored by the Michigan Design Council. The annual competition focused on inspiring, developing, and celebrating design talent for [...]
I have never consumed so much coffee or as many donuts as I did during my seven-week tenure at Tekna. But besides acquiring a caffeine dependence, I’ve also amassed a broad set of design skills and developed a deep appreciation for Kalamazoo and [...]
Thanks to the avid cyclists at Tekna, I have recently rekindled my interest in bicycling after a long hiatus. When Tekna asked for volunteers for Open Roads’ “Fixapalooza,” a free drop-in bike repair clinic for youth 18 and under, I jumped at [...]
When applying for internships this past October, I came across a speech from the former Chief Marketing Officer of Frog Design, Tim Leberecht. He shared a story about two design companies undergoing a merger.