Engineering Design Services LLC is actively engaged in the local community in Corpus Christi, Texas. We do our best to give back to everyone around us and enjoy interacting with the community in every way possible. From golf events to serving on the Industrial Advisory Committees of the local Universities, EDS will always find a way to lend a hand.
Check below to see some of the events we have been a part of over the years and to find out where we will be next!
2022 Events & Involvement
MFE Unmanned: Lunch & Learn Event
Engineering Design Services sent Devan, Kyle, & Shaun to the MFE Unmanned: Robotics and Automated Tech Lunch & Learn to discover what additional robotics solutions EDS can add to their toolbox.
ACIT South Texas Golf Tournament
Will and Shaun represented EDS as the Gold Sponsor at the ACIT South Texas Golf Tournament playing alongside Scott Hill, the VCM Maintenance Manager at Oxy and Bobby Hill, the Senior Area Terminal Manager at Valero. The money raised benefited FREEPAC, the political action committee of the Texas Chemical Council and the Association of Chemical Industry of Texas.
MZ Foundation Golf Tournament
Will participated in the MZ Foundation Golf Tournament alongside some of EDS' clients. The MZ Foundation is a San Antonio based non-profit organization dedicated to providing college scholarships and donations to charitable organizations in and around South Texas.
TAMUCC Capstone Presentations
Engineering Design Services attended and judged Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Engineering Senior Capstone Project Presentations.
Engineering Design Services also sponsored and mentored one of the groups this year. The group focused on creating and building an aquaponics system for sustainable agriculture.
2021 Events & Involvement
United Way of the Coastal Bend Golf Classic
Engineering Design Services was the co-hat sponsor for the Golf Classic alongside Valero. Will and Sam were able to play a round with some of EDS' clients while giving back to a great cause. This golf tournament is the largest nonprofit golf tournament hosted at the Corpus Christi Country Club.
Volunteer Service Council of CCSSLC
Volunteer Services Council is a local non-profit that supports the residents of the Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center. This October, the VSC hosted a silent auction to fundraise for the residents. EDS attended the event to help raise money and awareness.
Shale Magazine - State of Energy Luncheon
Engineering Design Services was a sponsor of the Shale Magazine State of Energy Luncheon. The team was in attendance to hear about the Port of Corpus Christi's future goals and learn about possible opportunities in the Corpus Christi area.
ACIT Golf Outing
Our President, Michael Hall, and our VP of Finance, Will Messer, attended the ACIT golf outing where they golfed with the Plant Manager of Oxy, Rick Ritter, and the Plant Manager of Chemours, Mark Reyes. EDS proudly supports the Association of Chemical Industry of Texas.
TM Career and Technical Education Symposium
Engineering Design Services was asked to attend the Tuloso-Midway CTE Symposium to represent the renewable energy pathway. EDS talked with current and former students about what it is like to work in industry, our use of technology - like drones, and what it is like to be an engineer. We hope to help encourage today's youth to pursue careers in STEM fields.
Tuloso-Midway Homecoming Parade
Engineering Design Services took part in the Tuloso-Midway homecoming parade. We used one of our vehicles to tow the special education students throughout the parade.
2020 Events & Involvement
Texas A&M, Corpus Christi - Senior Design
Engineering Design Services LLC sponsored a senior design team at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. The 2020 team focused on the design, engineering and construction of a remotely operated robot for the inspection and lubrication of guy wires (the wires used to hold up cell towers and flare stacks).
The robot was designed to attached to multiple sizes of wires, inspect the wires via a hall-effect based sensor, and then apply a lubricant to the wire to prevent corrosion. The goal of the robot was to make guy wire lubrication and inspection safer by reducing the number of people and the amount of elevated work required to perform the work scope.
2019 Events & Involvement
Texas A&M, Corpus Christi - Senior Design
Engineering Design Services LLC sponsored a senior design team at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. The 2020 team focused on the design, engineering and construction of a solar powered desalination skid. The skid was designed to generate fresh water from contaminated water.
Water was placed in a still that was heated via solar power until it boiled. The water vapor was then condensed and collected separately to produce purified drinking water. The team won first place for their efforts!