DISHER Participates in MiCareerQuest 2017

Author: Sarah Watson

DISHER Participates in MiCareerQuest 2017

Engineering Interns Launch Learning MiCareerQuest gives West Michigan students a unique opportunity to explore a variety of occupations, get to know a few colleges/universities, and meet potential employers from several industries. This year’s exhibition took place on Thursday, April 13th, 2017, at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. DISHER was one of several engineering firms with a booth that displayed… Read More

Local Students Experience Winterim at DISHER

Author: Kimberly Bauer

Winterim is a week-long learning experience for Holland Christian High School students. It gives students the opportunity to explore various subjects outside of the traditional curriculum for exposure to new ideas, potential careers, and lifetime skills. One of the options available for juniors and seniors is to spend the week off-campus with real employers for first-hand experiences with possible career… Read More

Focus for 2017: Working in Community

Author: Vicki Zylstra

On January 19, over 70% of DISHER’s 160-member team came together for a day of learning, serving, and building community. The Vintage Place in Grand Rapids was the venue for the bi-annual event. Jeff Disher’s focus for the day was Working in Community. It was selected because of DISHER’s significant growth, both as a team and in our business model. In Jeff’s… Read More

FIRST LEGO® League (FLL)

Author: Kayla Curtis, Chad Barnes, Mu-Hua Cheng, and Matthew Reed

Teaching Students Team Work, Problem-Solving, & Engineering “On the yellow field we have team Invent-a-Tech 2.0,” states the announcer. Two student technicians fly to the playing field and nest their robot, Purple Monster, into the starting zone. “3…2…1…Lego!” Purple Monster delicately glides forward and drops off the shark tank with success. Like a pack of hungry wolves, the technicians grab… Read More

DISHER Turkey Bowl

Author: Laura Nelson and Brian LaFrence

DISHER Turkey Bowl

The Blue Team Gobbles Up Another Victory The leaves have fallen, the turkey has thawed, and that means only one thing… it’s time for the annual DISHER Turkey Bowl!  What started out as a friendly flag football scrimmage with our colleagues at Innotec years ago has grown into a DISHER-only, cut-throat competition. This year was an epic two-team showdown. An 8v8 battle… Read More

Building into the Lives of People

Author: Jay VanderBoon

Habitat Home is a Win-Win

A Habitat Home is a Win-Win I’ve had the pleasure to serve with Habitat for Humanity several times since starting with DISHER, and I want everyone to know that it is a fantastic experience. You learn a lot, have fun, and it really changes people’s lives. My latest opportunity to help was this past October. For those who have not yet experienced… Read More

The SEMA Show

Author: Rob Waara

the SEMA show 2016

It’s the SUPER BOWL of automotive specialty shows, the annual SEMA Show. Held in Las Vegas from October 31 to November 3, this event draws thousands of industry experts and hot new products from all over the world. Types of aftermarket products displayed included parts, lighting, accessories, repair services, and body work for the automotive, truck, SUV, powersports, and RV… Read More

DISHER Egg Drop Challenge

Author: Robbie Sullivan

disher egg drop

Looking back over my life and career as a 27 year old engineer degreed in product design and manufacturing, one place I never thought I would find myself is here: DISHER Egg Drop Inaugural Grand National Champion, 2016. I won’t say it was historic, but I wouldn’t stop anyone else from making that claim or writing it in textbooks for… Read More

Michigan Biomedical Engineering Students Benefit from DISHER’s Whiteboard Wednesday™ Process

Author: Cynthia VanRenterghem

disher biomedical engineering wbw

Take a look at a few real-word biomedical problem statements University of Michigan students are currently wrestling with in their Biomedical Engineering Design class: Design a portable, disposable, sterile-water, heating-cooling device to facilitate heat transfer into blood during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation which provides cardiac and respiratory support for patients. Develop a portable, wearable scalp cooling device for patients with brain… Read More

Talent Solutions at SPARK.Ed

Author: Allison Ives

Spark culture training

Ann Arbor SPARK, a business incubator in the heart of Ann Arbor, Michigan, hosts weekly workshops to help entrepreneurs build better businesses. SPARK invites industry experts to present useful tips, tools, and best practices on a host of relevant topics. DISHER was asked to lead a training session on recruiting in September. Keri McCarthy and I began our recruiting workshop… Read More