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IBJ: Students at UIndy benefit from real-world engineering experiences

Engineering students at the University of Indianapolis, including Noah Cottongim, below, work on DesignSpine projects. Cottongim is part of a group designing a manual crimper for small farms. Through DesignSpine, all engineering students get hands-on opportunities to solve real world challenges. (IBJ photos/Mickey Shuey)

Undergraduates in the University of Indianapolis engineering school are getting a taste of practical experience through a program focused on connecting them with real-world clients.

Known as DesignSpine, university officials say the R.B. Annis School of Engineering is the only school in the United States that gives all engineering majors—freshmen through seniors—hands-on opportunities to work in teams to solve real world challenges. [continue reading]