On Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) held the CETA Design Expo: Fall 2017, an event and poster competition that celebrates student accomplishments for first-year ES 143/ECT 110 final projects, senior design projects, and project-based course projects. The half-day event was held once again in the Sports Center, Intramural Gym and was a day of exhibition and celebration.
The ES 143 Engineering and Design classes, newly designed this fall, focus on an introduction to the fundamentals of engineering, the engineering profession, and engineering design, with emphasis on guided design and problem-solving methodologies. Students undertake practice-oriented group design projects. The Design Challenge for these classes focus on proposing, building, and demonstrating a final robot project that shows new knowledge and skills pertaining to the kit. New knowledge and skills may be in the form of implementation of two new sensors, novel application of an existing sensor, and/or advanced programming techniques beyond the code given in the manual.
The Awards of Excellence for the ES 143–first-year poster competition, were awarded as follows:
First-Year: ES 143 –
Group: E2: Chris Stauber, Eva Von Dell, Teresa Torres, Jack Breton
Arduino Locking Door
Group E23: Justin Aiken, Yasmin Albur, Natenael Bekele, Matthew Irving
Group E26: Jacob Kalat, Kamil Kus, Sebastian Lopez
The ECT 110 Practical Projects classes focus on introduction to the fundamentals of electronics and computer engineering technology, with emphasis on skills that are needed for the major. Students undertake practice-oriented group lessons in topics such as soldering, printed circuit board, and electronic/computers troubleshooting skills. Students are guided to apply the skills they gained from the above lessons to build electronic gadgets, and to use robotic kits to perform specific tasks through team projects. Statistical analysis is covered in this course as well. Students work on several projects including a final project in a team setting. The Design Challenge for these classes is for each team to choose an electronics kit that they must construct, troubleshoot, and demonstrate as a working final product. Teams were asked to consider several factors in choosing the kit, including components in the kit, tasks involved in construction, ability to customize, and evaluation of its performance.
The Awards of Excellence for ECT 110–first-year poster competition were awarded as follows:
First-Year: ECT 110 –
Group T11: Alexander Siembab, Garrett Gottschall
Group T12: Randolph Wardlaw, Samuel Ferrini
Soccer Player Bot
The Senior Design and Project-Based Courses 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 participating are enrolled in:
- CE 420: Water Quality Engineering I
- CE 460: Civil Engineering Design Project
- ECE 482 / 483: ECE Capstone Design I & II
- ECT 471 / 481: Senior Design Project I & II
- ES 493: Engineering Research
Poster 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. Students’ overall responses to the questions of the judges.
3. The completeness of the work.
4. Quality of the project.
The Awards of Excellence for senior design and project-based courses–senior poster competition were awarded as follows:
Seniors: Design Projects -
Group S4: Katherine Bednarz
Dredging for Town of Holland – Hamilton Reservoir, MA
Prof. Saleh Keshawarz – CE 460
Group S12: Jan Ghalib
Solar UPS for Home Router
Technical Advisor: Prof. Krista Hill – ECE 483
Group S15: Thienly Nguyen
Wii Balance Board as a Force Plate: A Validation Study
Technical Advisor: Prof. Mary Arico – ES 493
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 spring of 2018.
Congratulations again to all the award recipients!