Distinctive Hope: Precision Work

The device itself is interesting. A new addition to the college’s chemical engineering laboratory experiments, the packed column separator allows students to conduct experiments measuring flow of liquids and gases. It’s the source, though, that’s the real story. It was developed and built by a team of students in Hope’s Senior Design engineering course, the results strong enough to warrant inclusion in the department’s curriculum. Students in the course regularly tackle projects for real-world clients (in this case, their own program), gaining invaluable experience in the process.

Photo by Steven Herppich

Summer 2017