We are first year, mechanical engineering graduate students at Auburn University. Originally from the Birmingham area, we both earned a degree in mechanical engineering in May of 2013 from Auburn. We first started making coozies because we wanted to differentiate ourselves from the other people at the bar. You may ask yourself, "What do two engineers know about making drink coozies?". Well, not very much, but we do understand solving problems and the principles behind heat transfer. We had problems with cold hands and warm drinks and we chose to use high-quality neoprene (the same stuff wet suits are made out of) for our coozies due to their superior insulation properties.
This transformed into a business venture when Auburn beat Missouri (and Bama) to get into the national championship game. We both have a deep love for Auburn football, having attended every home game for the past five years, through better or worse. We figured out a way to marry two of our favorite passions, Auburn football and cold drinks, into a fundraising opportunity. All of our original designs were personally hand-pressed because we take a lot of pride in any work we do (that's the engineer inside of us) and we hope you enjoy our products. All of our proceeds will go towards getting us to the national championship game in Pasadena and afterwards, supporting us through graduate school.
-Tj and Dan