TekTone® Partners with Western Carolina University Department of Engineering and Technology


TekTone® partnered with students from Western Carolina University’s (WCU’s) Kimmel School as part of their capstone engineering course for the Spring 2016 semester. The capstone course is an opportunity for students to demonstrate that they have achieved the goals for learning established by the university and the engineering department.

The students worked closely with TekTone®’s engineering department to develop wireless pendants to use with TekTone® nurse call and emergency call systems. The students participated in hands-on development at TekTone®’s facility, and all of their work was reviewed by members of TekTone®’s engineering department.

Over the years, WCU students have worked with TekTone® on several projects. “I have thoroughly enjoyed our continuing partnership with TekTone® on WCU engineering capstone,” said Pat Gardner, Director of the Center for Rapid Product Realization at WCU. “TekTone brings us challenging, open-ended design projects with a focus on risk reduction and prototype development that benefits TekTone®’s product portfolio. [James Ivey, Vice President of Engineering,] is an excellent sponsor representative with a complete understanding of the balance between pushing customer expectations and facilitating student learning.”

TekTone® is honored to be working with the Kimmel School, which touts a triple-accredited engineering program. We are proud to call western North Carolina home and enjoy assisting in the development of local engineers.




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