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Plants Leads MCC to 2nd Place Finish

Justin Plants, a second-year liberal arts student, was the key to the MCC Engineering Team’s second place finish at the American Association for Engineering Education Competition, held in Seattle on June 15th.  The challenge was to design and build an autonomous robot that could collect colored fish cutouts that were randomly placed on an 8’ x 8’ track and then deposit them in corner bins of the matching color. Justin was assisted by computer science student Greg Landon-Langlois, and engineering science students Tim Van Slyke and Adrian Fronczak.

The team extends its thanks to Betty Stewart and the entire staff of the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development for making the trip possible.  Special thanks is also extended to Debra Dwyer and the Public Safety Officers for keeping 9-156 accessible to students and secure during the entire spring semester.  Their assistance in helping evacuate the team’s equipment during the recent storm water issues was essential to our success.

John Wadach
Engineering Science and Physics