UNH celebrates milestone in construction of new academic facility

January 31, 2019

Skyler Szerszen ’21, a mechanical engineering major, and her team were behind closed doors brainstorming ideas during an “Innovation Encounter” hosted by Michigan-based Carhartt, a leading outdoor apparel company, when the judges came to their meeting room for an update. The group, though, didn’t hear the knock.

“When they opened the door, they heard our music blasting way too loud, they saw us eating pizza, and what may have looked like us goofing off,” she remembered. “After they saw us like that, I figured our chances of winning were very slim. We learned later that the judges were actually very happy that we were making the most of the experience. Apparently, every other group they saw was stressed. Our team was very relaxed, and we were embracing the opportunity.

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