MHI College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) and Order Fulfillment Councils Announce 2015/2016 Design Competition Awards

Friday, August 26, 2016

The College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) and the Order Fulfillment Solutions Council of MHI are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015/2016 Design Competition. 
Based on a case study provided by Fortna, teams had to design a solution to a material handling problem, which were then evaluated by seven independent judges from industry and academia. 
First place was awarded to a team from Montana State University, consisting of team members Kayley Gaustad, Lin Li, Sarah Linkenhoker, and Ross Wolfe led by advisor Durward Sobek. The prize amounts to $2,000 split among the team and $500 for the department.
The second place prize went to Rochester Institute of Technology’s team, made up of team members Filippo Iannucci, Brandon S. Hickey, Alexa Farner, and Derick Kowalczyk advised by Anthony DiVasta. Second place in the competition is awarded $1,500 to be split among the team members with $500 for the department.
A team from California Polytechnic University took third place, with team members Youlen Ghazalian, Anna McCreary, and Nicole Perrigo guided by advisor Liz Schlemer. The third place prize is $1,000 to be split among the team members plus $500 for the department. 
Congratulations to the winners!
The 2016/2017 design competition case overview and judging criteria files are now available at