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Senior Design Projects 2014

The Senior Design three-course sequence is intended to simulate a professional work environment, to provide experience working in a group on an open-ended problem and to develop information gathering and communication skills. Substantial interaction between students, faculty and industrial and governmental institutions is an integral part of this experience.

Engineering students make up the majority of the senior design teams but the sequence is open to seniors in any discipline. During the fall the students form their teams, select an area of interest, then extract and explicitly state their design problems and methods of solution in formal proposals to the Design Faculty. The teams develop their own solutions during the Winter and Spring, the culmination of which is a formal report of the results. The faculty encourages the students to place as much emphasis upon the process of defining the problems and developing the solutions as is placed upon the actual end products. To reflect that concern, proposals, progress reports and final reports are required in both written and oral formats.

The Senior Design Final Presentations are our way of providing a forum in which the project engineers (the students) can communicate their results to the community.

To view the Senior Design Projects 2014 booklet, containing a detailed description of each project, flip through the booklet below, or to download a copy, please click here [PDF].

Adam Fontecchio
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Senior Project Design Director
College of Engineering

2014 Senior Design Competition Winners

Seniors

1st Prize

ECE-01 Probee Firefighter Accountability System
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Christopher Peters
Team: Russell, Sauer, Shirley

2nd Prize

MEM-25 SEED: Agricultural Tool Detail Design and Manufacturing
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Alexander Moseson
Team: Bernhard, Rainone, Sahay, Schrammel, Weaver

3rd Prize

CAEE-08 Design of a 30-Story High-Rise Office Building at 350 Mission Street in
San Francisco, CA
Faculty Advisor: James Mitchell
Team: Barry, Connors, Lancellotti, Martines, Myers, Patel, Sawin

Faculty Choice

BMES-06 Shivering Detection Method for Adult Cardiac Arrest Patient Undergoing Targeted Temperature Management Student Choice
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Barbee & Dr. Vinay Nadkarni
Team: Giranda, Kealy, Kosydar, McNichol, Nester

Student Choice

CAEE-08 Design of a 30-Story High-Rise Office Building at 350 Mission Street in
San Francisco, CA
Faculty Advisor: James Mitchell
Team: Barry, Connors, Lancellotti, Martines, Myers, Patel, Sawin

Freshmen

Faculty Choice

940-17 Thermal Quadcopter
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ajmal Yousuff
Team: Averill, A., Averill, S., Jacobs, Hosler, Lempitsky

Student Choice

940-17 Thermal Quadcopter
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ajmal Yousuff
Team: Averill, A., Averill, S., Jacobs, Hosler, Lempitsky

Agenda

3:00PM – 3:05PM: Opening remarks and introduction of judges by Adam Fontecchio in Mitchell Auditorium

3:05PM – 4:15PM: Senior Design Pecha Kucha presentations, representing each department in Mitchell Auditorium

4:15PM – 5:30PM: Freshman Design poster presentations and Senior Design tables in the Bossone lobby

5:15PM: Faculty/staff and student votes due

5:30PM – 5:40PM: Awards presentation in the Bossone lobby

5:30PM – 6:00PM: Poster/table session continued in the Bossone lobby

Presentations

BMES-06
Shivering Detection Method for Adult Cardiac Arrest Patients Undergoing Targeted Temperature Management

CBE-01
Natural Polymer Production: Poly (Lactic Acid)

CAEE-08
Design of a 30-Story High Rise Office Building at 350 Mission Street in San Francisco, CA

ECE-01
Probee Firefighter Accountability System

ET-01
The Dragon Rapid Prototyping Platform

MSE-02
Effect of Processing Parameters on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Laser Sintered Inconel 718

MEM-25
SEED: Agricultural Tool Detail Design and Manufacturing