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May 2019


Spring Mechanical Engineering team projectAt the end of each semester, the MSU College of Engineering celebrates the achievements of its students by hosting Design Day, where student teams exhibit their design projects and compete for awards. All ten of the MSU engineering academic programs are represented at Design Day, including freshmen through senior level classes. Each semester, Michigan AgrAbility proposes a project to assist its clients. Mechanical Engineering team members Rosalie Deliz, Colin Horton, Michael Perrin, and Dean Kuharevicz, developed a retractable step for farmers who find it difficult to get on tractors. Michigan AgrAbility wholeheartedly thanks the team for their out-of-the-box thinking to develop a great way to lower a tractor step for Michigan AgrAbility clients. Thank you ME 481 students for a meaningful job well done!

Highlighting, supporting, and networking with organizations providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities is a core value for AgrAbility. Michigan AgrAbility highlights these opportunities as best it can! On the Michigan AgrAbility Facebook page, read, for example, that the Amputee Coalition is offering two scholarships for people who are living with limb loss or limb difference to be used for undergraduate studies.

Alpha Gama Rhodeo team Alpha Gama Rhodeo contestantsMichigan AgrAbility is grateful for the ongoing support of the brothers of Alpha Gamma Rho-Tau! Their successful Alpha Gamma Rhodeo gave MSU clubs and Greek organizations the opportunity to compete in mock rodeo events of mechanical bull riding, hog tying, horseshoes, lasso skills, and more! Teams of four members competed and for the second straight year, Sigma Alpha-Gamma Chapter captured their second straight title.

Submitted by Deb Chester