The Department of Engineering and Physics held its 5th Annual Design Expo in Bennett Gym on Monday evening.
The expo consisted of Intro to Engineering & Physics students showcasing 17 miniature-golf holes, each one of the holes being constructed around a “Bible Story” theme. Each team of students presented their mini-golf hole to a team of judges that included the Provost, Dr. Rhodes, the Dean and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Straughn and Dr. Houghtalen.
Also serving as a judge was Chris “DOC” England, owner of Play Faire Park. The Founder of the Department of Physics at ACU, Dr. Charles Ivey, took part in the event as did many professors and ACU Alumni.
Once the judging was concluded and rated, three category winners were announced.
Best in Presentation, Hole #4, titled “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.” The hole was developed and created by students Kelsey Holden, sophomore engineering major from Frisco, Justin Royal, freshman physics major from Boerne, Preston Parker,freshman physics major from Edmond, OK, and Michael Swanson, freshman physics major from Rosharon.
The Judges’ Choice, Hole #6, titled “Parting of the Red Sea.” The hole was created and developed by students Keaton Chance, freshman engineering major from Amarillo, Eva Straughn, freshman engineering major from Abilene, Matt Fletcher, freshman engineering major from Fort Worth, and Alex Perez, freshman engineering major from Cypress.
The People’s Choice, Hole #7, titled “Parting of the Red Sea #2.” The hole was created and developed by students Braelin Brown, freshman engineering major from Arlington, Justin Keathly, sophomore engineering major from Van Alstyne, Jeromy Parrish, freshman engineering major from Abilene, and Noemie Dobresnski, sophmore engineering major from Fort Hood.
According to attendees at the event, the Expo was well received and the crowds really enjoyed playing mini-golf holes bases on Biblical stories.