Posted tagged ‘Mechanical and Architectural Design’

Mechanical and Architectural Department collaborate using the Maker Lab

April 19, 2017

With the implementation of the new Maker Lab, the Mechanical/Architectural Design department collaborated on some projects across the college this semester.  Using the technology in the lab, we were able to have some conversations with other departments on how we could join together, centered around student learning.  Three projects that came out of this were working with Scott Garrard from the Visual Arts Department, Chef Gilles Renusson from the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education and John Dersch from the Math Department.

Working with Scott, the students were able to cut their chairs on the laser out of cardboard to make a prototype of their idea.  Chef Gilles brought in both chocolate and sugar to be etched for their state competition coming up at the state capital this month.  John brought their calculus equations to us and we brought them into our 3D CAD software and then were able to 3D print them.

Overall, it has been a great year and we look forward to more amazing ways to use the lab.

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GRCC In the News, 5-24-16

May 24, 2016

Careerline Tech, Herman Miller, GRCC launch early college program

May 23, 2016; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — Officials from Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Herman Miller and Grand Rapids Community College are launching a new, rigorous early college program that combines earning college credits and skilled trade training.

DeWys Manufacturing Inc. Welcomes a New Addition to the Engineering Team

May 23, 2016; Seattle Post-Intelligencer

DeWys Manufacturing Inc., a West Michigan based metal solutions company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Nate Lillibridge as new product development engineer.

… Nate has worked with DeWys Mfg. for five years starting with the maintenance department, where he gained experiences in all aspects of the manufacturing process. This career advancement will make Nate the fifth engineer on the DeWys Engineering team, adding to their depth of knowledge and capabilities for our customers. Nate is currently attending Grand Rapids Community College and taking classes towards his Mechanical Design degree, giving him the skills and knowledge necessary to be an asset to DeWys Manufacturing.

GRCC In the News, 5-23-16

May 23, 2016

Retirement community staff pulls in prestigious culinary chef awards

May 22, 2016; MLive

Winning top honors from an organization of your peers is always welcomed, but when a senior living community culinary staff bests some of the best local restaurants and private clubs in the area, it is exceptionally noteworthy.

… Many of the plants in the garden come from Kent County Technology Center for Kent Intermediate School District, where (Tim) England sits on the advisory board for both the horticulture and culinary programs. He also chairs the culinary and hospitality programs at Grand Rapids Community College.

DeWys Manufacturing Inc. Welcomes a New Addition to the Engineering Team

May 23, 2016; prweb.com (press release site)

DeWys Manufacturing Inc., a West Michigan-based metal solutions company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Nate Lillibridge as our new product development engineer. In his new role, Nate will be instrumental in benefiting our customers through redesign for manufacturability and cost reduction, supporting manufacturing through process and product improvements, and reviewing customer prints. Furthermore, he will be developing and creating internal manufacturing print packages for a wide variety of customer products.

Nate has worked with DeWys Mfg. for five years starting with the maintenance department, where he gained experiences in all aspects of the manufacturing process. This career advancement will make Nate the fifth engineer on the DeWys Engineering team, adding to their depth of knowledge and capabilities for our customers. Nate is currently attending Grand Rapids Community College and taking classes towards his Mechanical Design degree, giving him the skills and knowledge necessary to be an asset to DeWys Manufacturing.

News at 10

May 22, 2016; FOX 47

Many people choose to go to an online high school over a traditional brick-and-mortar school.

… Jeff (Crouch) plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College for a year to complete his general education requirements. He wants to earn his Ph.D. in forensic psychology from either Grand Valley State University or Michigan State University.

Announcing the Class of 2016 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

May 20, 2016; The Cedar Springs Post

Salutatorian:

Joshua Davison, Magna Cum Laude

Post-Graduation Plans: Attend Grand Rapids Community College for Intro to IT courses

Check out selections for Champions of Character High School All-Star Basketball Games

May 20, 2016; MLive

ALL-STAR BOYS

… Bryce Elliott, Hudsonville Grand Rapids Community College

… Anthony McIntosch, Ottawa Hills Grand Rapids Community College

Willie Otole, Tri-unity Christian Grand Rapids Community College

Zach Pangborn, Northview Grand Rapids Community College

… ALL-STAR GIRLS

Makayla Beld, Hudsonville -Grand Rapids Community College

… Karli Warning, Wayland Grand Rapids Community College

Meet the Hawks: Eric Freeman

May 20, 2016;  The Cedar Springs Post

Meet West Michigan Hawks linebacker Eric Freeman. A 2007 graduate from Wyoming Park High School, Freeman has always stood out on the gridiron. After being named a captain in each of the first three years of high school, he took his senior year off to prepare for college ball. Freeman was a preferred walk-on at Michigan State University under defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi. After careful consideration, Freeman decided to transfer to Grand Rapids Community College to not only be able to play, but also to see if he was mature enough for the college lifestyle.

Retirement party to honor Mike Kiss, David Dye

April 13, 2016

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (there will be no formal program just stop by if you are able any time between 12-2)

Place: 122/124 Applied Technology Center (located at the corner of Ransom and Fountain streets)

Parking: Limited parking is available under the building by entering off of Ransom Street. If the ramp under the building is full please, park in student parking across the street and we will provide you with a parking pass.

Retirement party to honor Mike Kiss, David Dye

April 11, 2016

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (there will be no formal program just stop by if you are able any time between 12-2)

Place: 122/124 Applied Technology Center (located at the corner of Ransom and Fountain streets)

Parking: Limited parking is available under the building by entering off of Ransom Street. If the ramp under the building is full please, park in student parking across the street and we will provide you with a parking pass.

GRCC In the News, 1-28-16

January 28, 2016

Getting Green

Jan. 25, 2016; WGVU radio

Getting Green, every month sharing information on green practices and sustainability. Today, happenings at GRCC at the Student level.

(An interview with GRCC professor David Dye and students Hanna Jeffers and Trenida Charlton.)

COS Art Gallery opens 2016 season

Jan. 27, 2016; Visalia Times-Delta (Calif.)

The art of photography can get lost amongst the age of iPhones and Instagram filters that clog up our walls and feeds.

… (Juan) Fernandez is an artist based in the suburbs of Chicago. He has taught as a photography instructor at Northern Illinois University, Waubonsee Community College, and as an assistant professor of photography at Grand Rapids Community College.