On Friday, May 5, 2017 – The College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) celebrated the accomplishments of the sophomore ES / ME 242 – final projects and senior capstone design students with CETA Design Expo: Spring 2017 – event and poster competitions. The all-day event held again in the Sports Center, Intramural Gym was a day of competition, success and celebration.
The ES 242 – Engineer by Design: An in-depth study of the design process to include problem solving methodologies, evaluation of alternate solutions, economic analysis, ethical constraints, group dynamics, and presentation techniques. Students undertake design projects specifically chosen to meet the objectives of this course.This spring’s Engineering by Design classes participated in a design challenge that focused on ways to improve educational and employment opportunities for people with visual impairments.
The goals of the Design Challenge were threefold:
- Create well-designed, practical solutions that address education or employment issues associated with visual impairment.
- Encourage a new generation of students to become knowledgeable about the challenges of the target population.
- Provide promising designers with a path to drive change in the world.
ME 242: Acoustic Engineering by Design - The design challenge for this course is to propose acoustic treatments for a room with acoustic issues that affect speech intelligibility. Typically the room surfaces are highly reflective, causing unacceptably long reverberation times. Rooms used for the challenge are found on campus as well as out in the greater community. Student teams assigned to a project take reverberation and background noise measurements on-site, create an acoustic model of the room in a student-designed reverberation spreadsheet, determine acceptable reverberation times for the room, and then use the spreadsheet to test various treatment proposals, choosing Good, Better, and Best proposals that are presented to the client. The students make a public presentation of the proposals on campus, and issue a formal engineering report of the study which is sent to the client.
The winners of the ES / ME 242 – sophomore poster competition were as follows:
Sophomores: ES / ME 242 –
1st Place: Prof. Elifho Obopilwe – The Navigation Belt
Nick Ackley, Turki Almarri, Eric Sims, Ali Alsagoor
2nd Place: Prof. Ulrich Decher – Braille Teacher
Abdulla Albalali, Abdulrahman Alshammari, Jeff Fournier, Shaun Vasselin
2nd Place: Prof. Elifho Obopilwe – Vibrating Necklace
Griffin Shepherd, Alhassan Alyami, Uche Ulebor, Qahsan Almuammar, Ahmed Alwabari
Senior Design/Capstone courses are the culminating experience for students. Students work on projects in their field of study with faculty mentors or external project sponsors to design, fabricate, and/or test a device, process, or system. This is a major design experience based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work, and incorporating industry appropriate standards and realistic constraints. Students who participated are enrolled in:
AET 489 - Senior Capstone Project
BE 461 - Biomedical Engineering Design Project II
BE 485 - Biomedical Engineering Research
CE 460 - Civil Engineering Design Project
ECE 483 - Capstone Design II
ECT 481 - Senior Design Project II for Engineering Technology
ME 473 - Capstone Design Project II
ME 561 - Acoustics Capstone Design
MET 482 - Capstone for Engineering Technology
Design Evaluation Criteria:
The following criteria were used by judges to evaluate the projects and posters and to choose the winning designs/posters:
1. Clarity of the poster and oral presentations.
2. Student’s overall responses to the questions of the judges.
3. The completeness of the work.
4. Quality of the project.
The winners of the Senior Capstone Projects – poster competition were as follows:
Seniors: Capstone -
1st Place: Advisor: Hassan Salehi / Sponsor: iDevices
2nd Place: Advisor: Eoin King; Andrea Kwaczala
Anna Elefante, Lucas Shearer, Jacqueline Maynard, Ahmad Arabiyat
Using Acoustic Waves as a Therapeutic Tool for Osteogenic Differentiation
2nd Place / CIO Award: Advisor: Claudio Campana / Sponsor: Andrew Hillberry
Jean Piard, Matthew Salvati
Cloud Enabled Irrigation Control System
Thank you to all who participated, coordinated, judged and attended. The CETA Design Expo is an event held each semester and we look forward to the next event in the fall of 2017.
Congratulations again to all our winners!