Engineering students from Marquette University experienced real-world problem solving first hand at a Hack-A-Thon, sponsored by Alto-Shaam and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
The second annual, two-day event took place from April 12-13 at Alto-Shaam’s corporate headquarters in Menomonee Falls, Wis., and served as an opportunity for Alto-Shaam to build relationships with soon-to-be professionals in ASME and the Marquette University engineering program.
Three teams of “hackers” were provided roughly 24 hours to come up with an innovative solution to a real-world challenge in the foodservice industry.
“Once again, we were impressed by the teams’ innovative problem-solving and inspired by the collaborative energy,” said Rob Wardlow, Director of Engineering at Alto-Shaam. “Hack-A-Thon has become an invaluable experience for everyone involved, and we’re looking forward to continuing this tradition with Marquette University for years to come.”
Marquette’s engineering students presented their designs, solutions and ideas to Alto-Shaam’s chief engineers, Jon Flick and Josh Wittig. Several volunteers from Alto-Shaam’s engineering department volunteered as advisors to the students
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