(Author: Sydney Smith)
Senior engineering students must all complete a capstone design project before graduating; this entails collaboration with a group of three to five of their peers to design innovative solutions which meet consumers’ needs while upholding Wake Forest University’s motto, “Pro Humanitate.” Students dedicate more than 1600 hours to this project, providing them with invaluable real-world experience as well as a longing to use their entupernial and engineering talents to make a positive change in the world. The students, guided by Professor Lutzweiler, volunteered with the local non-profit organization, Habitat for Humanity, to help build a house that will be bought by a single mother later this year. For now, they have contributed to the construction efforts by raising walls and lending labor;, the students will research and create plans to look for more innovative, cost effective, and constructable designs. This team of Engineering students, Goren Jovanovic, Adero Mandala, Dayton Diemel, and Chloe Beatty, are doing things the Wake Forest way by showing what Pro Humanitate means to them and educating the whole engineer!
A full article on Professor Lutzwieler and his Capstone Team’s work with Habitat for Humanity can be found here: Winston-Salem Journal: Wake Forest’s Engineering Students Raise Walls on Habitat House