Design Expo

// A showcase of enterprise and senior design student projects

Congratulations to our Image Contest winners!

The Design Expo 2015 Image Contest judges have made their selections. Congratulations to the following award winners!

FIRST PLACE
Team 150
E357 Alloying to Increase Elongation and Maintain Mechanical Properties
Team Members: Jordan Pontoni, Calvin Nitz, Shane Anderson, and Austin DePottey, Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor Tom Wood, Materials Science and Engineering
Sponsor Eck Industries.
Image caption: Casting 357 aluminum

150

SECOND PLACE
Team 216
Robotics Systems Enterprise
Team Leader: Kealy Smith, Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Aleksandr Sergeyev, School of Technology
Sponsor: ArcelorMittal
Image caption: Kealy Smith working on Afraid-of-the-Dark bot

216

And the winners are…

Dear Teams, 

Each and every one of you should take tremendous pride in your dedication, accomplishments and hard work. As usual, the judging was very close at the Expo. Here are the 2015 award winners, all except for the Design Expo Image Contest. That prize will be announced later this afternoon.

ENTERPRISE
1st – 215- International Business Ventures (IBV)
Team Leaders: Leslie LaLonde and Andrew Clark, Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Robert Warrington, Pavlis Honors College
Sponsor: Pavlis Honors College

2nd – 212 – Consumer Product Manufacturing (CPM)
Team Leader: Paul Hagadone, Chemical Engineering
Advisors: Tony Rogers and Sean Clancey, Chemical Engineering
Sponsors: AFI, BASF Corporation, City of Midland, nanoMAG, Razor Edge Systems, Wisconsin and Southern Railroad

3rd – 224 – Velovations
Team Leaders: Ian Connick, Mechanical Engineering and Kyle McGurk, Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Steve Lehmann and Paulus Van Susante, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Sponsors: Specialized, Thomson, Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

SENIOR DESIGN
1st – 145 – Aluminum Corrosion Study— Automotive Electrical Systems
Team Members: Annie LeSage, Jacob Gerdt, Kyle Myszka, and Alexandra Glover, Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Steve Kampe, Materials Science and Engineering
Sponsor:  Yazaki North America

2nd – 130 – Front End Protection for Data Aquisition
Team Members: Sylvia Ferragut, Caleb Wright, and Ben Veltman, Electrical Engineering; Matthew Zawisza, Computer Engineering
Advisor: Duane Bucheger, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sponsor: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

3rd – 110 – Design & Development of an Automated Stacker for Highway Products of Nucor Steel Corporation
Team Members: Logan Edwards, Sean Hayes, Stephen Penny, Electrical Engineering Technology; and Shashank Lakshmikanth, Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Seyyedmohsen Azizi, School of Technology
Sponsor: Nucor Steel Corporatio

Honorable Mention 1 – 104 – Dynamometer Calibration Device
Team Members: Kristopher Benaglio, Christopher DeGroot, Adam Deibler, Kenneth Smith, Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Paul van Susante, Mechanical Engineering- Engineering Mechanics
Sponsor: John Deere

Honorable Mention 2 – 128 – Compliance Keweenaw: Aspirus Keweenaw Hand-washing Compliance System
Team Members: Anna Waller, Jannah Brandt, Drew Markel, Creighton Bradley, and Rebecca Manshaem, Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Bruce Lee, Biomedical Engineering
Sponsor: Aspirus Keweenaw

Honorable Mention 3 – 138 – Chrysler 300 Split Tailgate
Team Members: Kelly Shanahan, Joshua Yagley, Alex Bancroft, Jerad Marble, and Parry Ragland, Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Kevin Johnson, Mechanical Engineering- Engineering Mechanics
Sponsor: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Team Set Up Info

ENTERPRISE AND SENIOR DESIGN TEAM SET-UP
ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 3-6 PM

Student team set-up is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15th from 3 - 6 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom. When arriving, please check in at the registration table for your table assignment. Posters must be mounted to a poster board of some sort and able to self-support on a table top or easel. Important note: easels will NOT be provided.

We will do our best to accommodate all space and equipment requests, but supplies are limited and will be provided based on the order in which the teams registered. If you have requested access to power, we will do our best to position your poster near an outlet. Teams are required to bring their own extension cords.

TEAR DOWN
Tear down will start at 3:30 p.m. on April 16 at the conclusion of Design Expo. Posters and all other materials will need to be removed from the Ballroom no later than 4 p.m.

Schedule of Events

MEMORIAL UNION BALLROOM
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015

8:00 AM      
Poster Session Open to the Public
Ballroom A & B

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM    
AM Poster Judging
Senior Design (Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics) & Enterprise

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Enterprise Presentations
Alumni Lounge A & B

12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
PM Poster Judging
Senior Design (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, School of Technology, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences) & Enterprise

1:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Enterprise Presentations
Alumni A & B

3:30 PM
Design Expo 2015 Concludes

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, INCLUDING THE ENTERPRISE PRESENTATION SCHEDULE

 

Announcing Design Expo 2015 Event Sponsors!

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THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING YOUR TEAM FOR DESIGN EXPO 2015

Registration is now closed. If you want to double check your team’s registration, check out this list: ALL DESIGN EXPO 2015 REGISTERED TEAMS.

Haven’t registered but need to? You still have a window of time. Please contact Paige Hackney at hackney@mtu.edu. Many thanks!

 

TIME TO REGISTER!

ENTERPRISE AND SENIOR DESIGN TEAMS – REGISTER NOW FOR DESIGN EXPO!

Thank you all who registered on time! The registration deadline has been extended to Friday, February 6, 2015 to allow for the last few teams to register. Here are the links:

Enterprise Registration Instructions
Senior Design Registration Instructions

Design Expo 2015 takes place on Thursday, April 16,
from 8 AM to 4 PM in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

Be sure to save the date!

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Design Expo 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
8 AM – 4 PM
Michigan Tech Memorial Union Building Ballroom

SERVE AS A JUDGE AT DESIGN EXPO
We need faculty and professionals to serve as distinguished Design Expo judges. If you are available to judge this year, on Thursday, April 16, 2015, please contact Mary Raber for more information at mraber@mtu.edu. Or, please feel free to RSVP online here.

We hope you will join us on the Michigan Tech campus for Design Expo. Whether a Design Expo judge or simply a guest, your feedback at the event is greatly valued by our student teams and makes a valuable contribution to their education. Hope to see you there!

Please click here to RSVP as a Design Expo Judge or Guest.

And the 2014 winners are…

ENTERPRISE AWARDS

First Place:  Team 222 Consumer Product Manufacturing

Second Place: Team 209 Alternative Energy Enterprise

Third Place: Team 204 Husky Game Development

BLACK & VEATCH BUILDING A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® SENIOR DESIGN AWARDS

First Place: Teams 144/147, RAM Tailgate Structure & Accessory

Team Members: Christian Vreeland, Thomas Gruber, Evan Rosemore, Taylor Erva, Kraig Kadletz, Andrew Pospychala, Chad Dickenscheid, and Greg Reed,  Mechanical Engineering

Advisor: Gregory Odegard, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Sponsor: Chrysler Group LLC

Second Place: Team 120, Automated Aircraft Sealant System

Team Members: Alison Hilditch, Andrew Reed, Nicole Maggi, and William Yahr, Mechanical Engineering; Matthew Courchaine and Patrick Harris, Electrical Engineering

Advisor: Aneet Narendranath, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Sponsor: HGS Aerospace

Third Place: Team 127: Rotary Cartridge Assembly System

Team Members: Benjamin Abraham, Sarah Daniels, and Kristi Ross, Mechanical Engineering

Advisor: Eddy Trinklein, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Sponsor: Lendrex

Honorable Mention 1: Team 105, Lightweight POP Rivet Gun

Team Members: Eric Phillips, Caleb Walk, Justin Osterhout, Daniel Carpenter, and Anthony Carley, Mechanical Engineering

Advisors: William Endres and Gregory Odegard, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Sponsor: Chrysler Group LLC

Honorable Mention 2: Team 146, Delivery Tool for a Leadless Pacemaker

Team Members: Emily Helminen, Samantha Hilliger, Daniel Leppek, Cody Mingo, Tyler Myers, and Anna Ylitalo, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor: Rupak Rajachar, Biomedical Engineering

Sponsor: Medtronic Inc.

Honorable Mention 3: Team 148, Personal Ultraviolet Radiation Monitor

Team Members: Neil Momsen, Nicole Westphal, Michael Ramalia, Joseph Frontera, and Bradley Cassiday, Biomedical Engineering

Advisors: Megan Frost and Sean Kirkpatrick, Biomedical Engineering

Sponsor: Department of Biomedical Engineering


DESIGN EXPO IMAGE CONTEST

First Place: Team 205, Velovations Enterprise

Team Leaders: Jay Woodbeck and Derek Turner, Mechanical Engineering

Advisor: Paulus Van Susante, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Sponsors: Specialized Bicycles, Cane Creek Cycling Components, Thomson Bike Products

Second Place (tie): Team 215 Formula SAE

Team Leaders: Alisha Clark and Chais Eliason, Mechanical Engineering

Advisor: James DeClerck, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Sponsors: Autodesk, Polaris, GM, 3M, Ford, DENSO, Meritor, Cummins, John Deere, Alcoa, Chrysler, A&P Technology, ArcelorMittal, TeamTech, Mitsubishi Electric, Plascore, Continental

Second Place (tie): Team 109, Balise and RFID Use in Rail Systems

Team Members: Frank Kampe, Marketing; Kevin Heras and Daniel Holmerg, Management; Min Li, Operations and Systems Management

Advisor: Saurav Pathak, School of Business and Economics

Sponsor: Technical Expert Network

INVENTION DISCLOSURE COMPETITION 2014

Best Overall: Stair Climbing Cane

Team Members: Melissa Mack, Travis Neu, Alyssa Hynnek, Caitlyn Privette, and David Rosen, Biomedical Engineering

Best Technical Specification:  Martyboard – Portable Assisted Mobility Device

Ashley Kerschen, Jacob Pederson, and Jacob Liimatta, Mechanical Engineering

Best Prior Art Review and Competitive Analysis:  Synthetic Drug Detection Platform

Team Members: Tylor Rathsack, Michael Oates, Jacob Pleshe, Corey Thiel, Mechanical Engineering