Senior Design Conference
May 11, 2012
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Aviation Science, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Parks College News, Physics
On Thursday, May 3, 2012 Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology held the annual Senior Design Conference at McDonnell Douglas Hall. Parks College students showcased their research projects and senior design posters they developed as part of their senior design capstone course.
Throughout the day, students presented their research findings and answered questions from fellow students, faculty, industry professionals, and Parks College alumni.
Students work the entire semester to complete this rigorous project. They gather data, conduct research, test models and compile their processes and results to be reviewed by their peers, professors and industry professionals.
The design course is an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and experience to one final project before they enter the field or go on to graduate studies.
“It gives our seniors the opportunity to work in teams, hone their communication skills (written and oral) and truly prepare them to pursue a professional career,” said Dr. Ravindra, Interim Dean of Parks College.
“This capstone engineering design course provides students with an opportunity to integrate and apply the technical knowledge they have gained in lower division courses to solve open ended design problems that include consideration of ethical, socio-economic and environmental impacts on the design.”
Out of the 33 senior design projects, one was chosen as being the best among the six departmental programs: Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering as well as Physics.
- Aerospace Engineering: Rocket Deployed Flexible Wing UAV by Ignacio Soriano, Manuel Posso, Jessica Rozycki and Pablo Villacorta
- Mechanical Engineering: ASME Energy Relay by Wei Cui, Mark Reed and Travis Pautler.
- Physics: Determination of current Pattern on a Linear Antenna by Linda Holyoke.
- Electrical Engineering: Evaluation of Off-The-Shelf hardware for Musculoskeletal Ergonomic Assessment by Alison Orr, Hao Zhao and Xinnian Zheng.
- Computer Engineering: Movement Assistance Technology and Engineering (MATE) by Brandon Coventry, Elizabeth Honigfort and Caroline Seroka.
- Biomedica Engineering: Ergonomic Surgical Searching Tool by Ginny Foster and Krishi Peddada.
See below for a complete list of the 2012 Senior Design projects: