SPRINGFIELD, MA (01/03/2017)-- Sandwich's David D. Whittle is among more than 100 students who presented their Product Development and Innovation projects at the Product Innovation Showcase held in Rivers Memorial Hall on the Western New England University campus. Whittle is a student at WNEU, majoring in Mechanical Engineering with Mechatronics Concentration
The Product Innovation Showcase is the culmination of a co-curricular course where entrepreneurial teams of Engineering and Business students collaborate for a full semester to turn new product ideas into marketable products, some of which could potentially receive patents. Engineering students develop a functional prototype and Business students develop the business plan. The format of the event is a competition where VIP visitors are given $1 million "Western New England University dollars" to invest in the product innovation that demonstrates the most commercial viability.
Whittle's project is entitled PolarPlow. PolarPlow is an automated snow removal system for your car. Pictured, Team PolarPlow: Ryan Dickinson, Ryan Heacox, Jordan Kozub, Daniel Murray, Frederickie Rizos, and David Whittle.