Design Day showcases student projects

Tim Gates, a senior in mechanical engineering, explains the process used in designing the steering wheel temperature control mechanism that was his group's project for MEAM 450, the senior design course in mechanical engineering. Joe Van Selous, a repres entative of Ford Motor Co., tests the prototype steering wheel. Gates and team members Steve Gifford, Jeff Mayville and Tom Vesbit designed the cover to heat and cool the grip. Photo by Bob Kalmbach