On April 16, 2019, Elara Principal Steve Maze was honored to deliver the keynote speech at a kickoff event celebrating Olivet Nazarene University’s (ONU) Senior Design Showcase held from April 16-18, 2019 on the University’s Bourbonnais, Illinois campus.
The Senior Design Showcase for the Martin D. Walker School of Engineering was a 3-day event where Senior-Year project teams, having worked with select industry partners, presented their final products and outcomes from the academic year. In his speech to the department’s Seniors, engineering faculty, university leaders, and project partners; Mr. Maze provided his thoughts regarding his 30-year career in the MEP industry and as founder and owner of Elara Engineering Services, and his insights into the excellent career opportunities for graduating engineers.
ONU’s Martin D. Walker School of Engineering has been accredited since 1998 by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET; a nonprofit, ISO 9001 certified organization that accredits college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. ONU’s engineering school has also been recognized by CollegesofDistinction.com for the high standards it sets for students and for its offering of numerous engineering concentrations. Because Elara always seeks out the most qualified individuals to join its team, we are pleased to have on our staff graduates from ONU’s Walker School of Engineering as well as summer interns that are current ONU engineering students.
Additionally, Elara has completed numerous successful projects for ONU, including; the recently constructed Student Life and Recreation Center (SLRC). For the SLRC project, Elara received a total of $366,476 in utility and clean energy incentives to help reduce overall project costs and a project outcome that produced annual energy savings of 2,764,761 kWh with an annual cost saving of $194,133.