On the road again

Two mechanical engineering students design and build a tricycle that open possibilities for a beloved former UB employee

Curt Senf shows off his new trike designed by mechanical engineering students Caleb Walters and Austin Powers for their senior design project.

Curt Senf shows off his new trike designed by mechanical engineering students Caleb Walters and Austin Powers for their senior design project. Also shown are machine shop staff William Macy, Gary Olson and Xinnan Peng.

by Emily Sugarman

Published August 24, 2017

Austin Powers and Caleb Walters did more than just engineer something spectacular —they created something that deeply impacts someone’s life.

“Working on a project like this shows you that all of the long nights and stressful times while studying formulas and ideas that seem somewhat disconnected and unmanageable have a purpose. It gave me the opportunity to take all that I have learned and use it to make a positive impact on someone's life, and I couldn't be more thankful.”
Caleb Walters, mechanical engineering student

For Powers and Walters, both mechanical engineering students who graduated this past May, what went from signing up to get three credit hours tu