Michigan Design Prize 2019

For the 3rd year, we collaborated with students to bring their concept to life at Michigan Design Prize. Every year, K-12 and collegiate level students are tasked with designing a product based on larger societal issues and with a Michigan focus. This year, the challenge was to design a physical product solution that improves and beautifies the lives of Michigan’s citizens.
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We Can Do It!

Tekna participated in the 6th Annual Corporate Engineering Challenge at the Air Zoo this past weekend, and it was a huge success! The event, sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers, aimed to expose girls ages 9-12 to engineering and science-related activities. Nearly 200 girls participated in the challenge and hundreds of members of the public joined in on the fun.
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Design Team Meetings: A Year in Review

At Tekna, we recognize how important it is to stay connected and inspired outside of our daily workflow, so we’ve built in an hour of collaboration every week that celebrates creativity and exploring together as a team.
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What I Learned From My Tekna Internship and More(No Coffee Runs Required!)

As a first-year aerospace engineering student, the expectations I set for my first summer internship were not high. I had heard horror stories about entry-level interns spending 12 weeks running countless errands and fine-tuning their boss’s coffee order―only to head back to school before learning anything about their aspired field of work.
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Ellipses and I Have Come a Long Way

As a first year Product Design student at WMU looking for an internship, I was apprehensive about all that I didn’t know and eager to learn everything I possibly could.
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Engineering Like a Girl at the 5th Annual CEC

The Air Zoo hosted the 5th annual Corporate Engineering Challenge (CEC) put on by several local Southwest Michigan companies and organized by the South Central Michigan chapter of Society of Women Engineers. Two of our female engineers, Sarah Mangas and Kelly Oswald, volunteered to judge the competition.
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Engineering Lunch & Learn: Exploring the Fluidized Bed Phenomenon

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: a proof-of-theory building exercise for a fluidized bed.
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Innovation Celebration 2017

For the second year in a row, we hosted MIX’s capstone event, recognizing local student talent who submitted their concepts, prototypes, and models for new products and services.
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