Meredith Students Earn Engineering Design Awards

Three freshmen in Meredith’s Engineering Dual Degree program recently participated in NC State University’s annual Freshman Engineering Design Day competition. Mindie Stanford, Emily Hanline and Holly Geller were members of teams that won awards during the competition.

The engineering dual degree program is an agreement between Meredith College and NC State University that allows students to attend Meredith College and earn a Bachelor of Arts in either chemistry or mathematics, and a Bachelor of Science in engineering from NC State’s College of Engineering.

Stanford, a Meredith College Presidential Scholar, along with her NC State teammates James Beavers, Josh Burke and Niveda Sorna, placed first in the morning Water Fountain competition.

Meredith students Emily Hanline, an Honors scholar, and Holly Geller placed second in the afternoon Hovercraft competition, with their NC State teammates David Harris and Tucker Daniels.

The competition for freshmen is an opportunity to showcase design projects the students prepared during the fall semester. These projects allow students to put core design concepts into practice during their first semester while learning how to work successfully in a design team.

All Meredith students in their first year of the Engineering Dual Degree program participate in the competition. A total of 10 Meredith students participated in this year’s competition.

Students in the engineering dual degree program can complete two degrees in five years. For more information, visit

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