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Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Projects 2022

Engineering Projects Expo is back and in person! We invite you to spend some time getting to know this year's Mechanical Engineering Senior Design projects and teams. 

Engineering Projects Expo  celebrates the hard work and many achievements of more than 200 students as they close out their undergraduate careers. Since August 2021, these students have been working through the design process from start to finish and have engineered solutions to real-world problems. 

Students completing industry-sponsored projects were presented with challenges of relevance to their clients from a variety of specialties. Those in the Engineering for Social Innovation section of Senior Design developed entrepreneurial products based on user needs. 

Teams were mentored and supported by a dedicated group of faculty directors and student program assistants, as well as fabrication, administrative, and laboratory staff over the course of the academic year. Most projects required students to develop skills across disciplines with some multi-disciplinary teams bringing together student expertise in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. 

Please explore projects below to learn more about this year's teams, their designs and the positive impact these engineers are making. Thank you for your support of our program and students. If you would like to learn more about the program or sponsoring a project, please visit  Design Center Colorado . 

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Featured Projects

lockheed martin team

Deployable antenna could provide more powerful communications on smaller space satellites

Silicon wafer

Mechanical engineering students aim to make silicon wafer inspections more efficient

Medtronic prototype

Mechanical engineering students develop a soft robot to improve lung examinations


Mechanical engineering students build machine to automate scrap metal disposal

Urchin Merchants

Mechanical engineering seniors aim to sink purple sea urchin population with underwater vacuum

New Venture Challenge

Mechanical engineering team presents innovative solution to fight climate change, win funding

2022 senior design projects.

team 1

Team 01: Machine Chip Disposal System

Accu-Precision is a local manufacturer whose daily machining operations yield hundreds of pounds of metal chips that are collected for recycling. This cumbersome task requires multiple machinists to lift and tip bins into large dumpsters by hand. We have created a machine that automates these actions to reduce handling time and physical strain, allowing machinists to work safely and efficiently.

Sponsored by Accu-Precision

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Team 02: Deformable surgical needle

The small port diameter used in minimally invasive pediatric operations negatively impacts the size of needle profiles used in surgery. Our team collaborated with Children’s Hospital to design a novel suturing needle and an associated introducer that straightens the needle upon entering and exiting the body, allowing use of small ports for better surgical outcomes without loss of functionality.

Sponsored by Children's Hospital Colorado

team 3

Team 03: Novel In Vivo Camera System to Assess Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a medical condition where a collapse of the upper airway occurs during sleep in people of all ages. Current diagnosis methods are ineffective in simulating natural sleep to capture the location and pattern of obstructions. The goal of Team 3’s project is to develop a new method to measure sites and severity of the airway obstruction occurring during natural sleep.

team 4

Team 04: Modular filler/extractor

Festo automates laboratory and industrial processes to expedite testing and manufacturing. Our team designed a device that automatically dispenses combinations of fluids with the push of a button. Using duckbill valves and a linear actuator, our device succeeds in proving duckbills are viable for fluid applications. Our team designed this because we wanted to learn more about duckbill mechanisms.

Sponsored by Festo

team 5

Team 05: Flexible EOD Wire Attack Tool

The Attack Tool is designed to enhance the safety and versatility of EOD operators while working in the field. The improved tool introduces a rack and pinion gear system allowing for a 90° bend when inserted through a 1.5” diameter hole, generating a hemispherical range of attack. The tool can generate multiple cuts through 14 gauge wire via a pneumatic system, actuated by the existing tool handle

Sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Team 06: Lighted Electrosurgical Pencil

Medtronic produces electrosurgical pencils that cut and coagulate using high frequency electricity. Our team redesigned their current electrosurgical pencil (the SEP 50XX) to include a ring light, placed at the working end of the pencil, to increase visibility of the surgical field. This redesign also allows for more efficient smoke evacuation and improved overall pencil ergonomics.

Sponsored by Medtronic

team 7

Team 07: A Soft Robot for Surgical Interventions

During a bronchoscopy, a needle is passed through the airway to collect tissue samples for cancer diagnoses. Soft robots are relatively novel, yet exemplary in their adaptability in unpredictable environments and increased safety in human-robot interactions. By replacing the distal end of a catheter with a soft robot, we aim to make bronchoscopies safer for patients and easier for physicians.

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Team 08: Dry Land Hockey Sled

Sled hockey is an adaptive sport for people with a variety of disabilities played as an alternative to hockey. Our goal was to create a modular attachment that could mimic similar movements off-the-ice for practice purposes. With the help of computer aided design and a fully functioning machine shop, our team was able to create a fun to use, well representative model for the sport.

Sponsored by Quality of Life Plus (QL+)

team 9

Team 09: Project Index

Our team partnered with Quality of Life Plus to create a product that actively improves the life of our client, a Navy veteran. He sustained injuries resulting in the loss of approximately 1⁄2 of an inch past the center knuckle of his right index finger. We created a body driven prosthetic finger with a linkage mechanism to help our client bend his finger so he can more easily perform tasks.

team 10

Team 10: Deployable Baffle and Lens Alignment System

Sandia National Laboratories sponsored a project to create a new design for an optical lens housing and baffle deployment mechanism. Our prototype involves a carbon fiber truss linked via 3D printed connectors and a lead screw deployment system. This unique design fits in a cubic foot envelope and is under 5 pounds, optimizing future satellites while still surviving a launch and space environment.

Sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories

team 11

Team 11: Space-based optical alignment and deployable baffle

Space baffles are utilized to block stray sunlight that otherwise degrades the image quality of cameras in orbit. Our team partnered with Sandia National Laboratories to help reduce the mass and mechanical envelope of an optical space baffle. The group created a tape measure deployed, telescoping baffle that can maintain lens alignment at thermal extremes and survive a launch environment.

team 12

Team 12: Cessna Citation CJ4 Seat Mount

Safety and passenger experience are top priorities in the commercial aerospace industry. With Textron Aviation, our team developed new methods of attaching both the stationary and tracking seats in the Citation CJ4 Gen2 to the plane floor. Our seat assembly is designed to reduce free play in the attachment mechanism to improve the passenger’s feeling of security to match the safety of the design.

Sponsored by Textron Aviation

team 13

Team 13: Autonomous device/system for ground-based Warfighter protection, supply and/or evacuation

This year’s ARO team demonstrated an autonomous Warfighter protection system that acts as a squad member, defensively positioning itself and deploying protective shields. The team integrated two existing subsystems and added visual and voice commands, GPS navigation, and object detection. The system shall be a force multiplier, assuring our Warfighters that continuous protection is close at hand.

Sponsored by the United States Army Research Office

team 14

Team 14: SAE Baja Off-Road Vehicle Design

SAE International hosts a collegiate level Baja competition to design, build, and race single-seat, off-road vehicles that can withstand the punishment of rough terrain. The 2022 CU Boulder team has designed a new vehicle focused on optimizing component integration, thus decreasing weight and improving performance. This led to building a new transfer case, new chassis, and new suspension package.

Sponsored by Stolle Machinery

team 15

Team 15: GmAPD (Geiger-mode Avalanche Photodiode) Thermal Management Study

Team 15 partnered with Ball Aerospace Tactical Solutions to create a compact active cooling system that removes 23W of heat against a 0 degree temperature gradient. The system must also prevent damage by minimizing forces applied to the advanced sensor package in a defense application. Backed by rigorous analysis and testing, our initial product design exceeds all design requirements.

Sponsored by Ball Aerospace, Tactical Solutions

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Team 16: SMART CubeS - System of Magnetically Aligned And Reconfigurable Tiny Cube Satellites

Current space technologies are constrained to strict volumetric limits, resulting in single-mission system architectures. SMARTCubeS introduces unparalleled flexibility to deployable space-structures via dynamically reconfigurable swarms of connected, modular CubeSats. Launching these swarms as compact arrays, SMARTCubeS enables the creation of more advanced and adaptable on-orbit structures.

Sponsored by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Team 17: Silicon Wafer Center-Finding Improvement

Our team worked to improve the center-finding process used in the inspection of silicon wafers. The project’s goal is to find the wafer’s center to 10-micron accuracy in under 2 seconds. The center is the origin of a coordinate grid that is used to locate defects. The test bench implements a custom algorithm and high-magnification cameras to inspect the wafer profile and log the center position.

Sponsored by KLA

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Team 18: Passive Shock Switch

Passive monitoring is used to detect events or initiate systems when power is unavailable. Team 18 created a passive, normally open switch for Los Alamos National Laboratory that closes and latches when a magnet displaces sufficiently to be captured by a steel plate. The passive design requires only the energy from a shock event to close, and will not latch in normal transportation environments.

team 19

Team 19: Deployable Helical Antenna

With the space industry’s push for smaller satellites, strict size constraints on hardware are needed. Our deployable spring antenna’s ability to stow at a fraction of its deployed height, survive launch and function as a powerful antenna, brings new solutions to Lockheed Martin Space. Combining the functionality of a passive deployment system and an antenna brings innovation to the industry.

Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Space

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Team 20: Electrosurgical Generator Electromechanical Load

This project’s goal is to create a system that allows Medtronic to test their electrosurgical generators. Via the engineering design process, we built a lead screw actuator with an electrode arm to replicate the generator’s arcing behavior in monopolar mode (dissection and coagulation), and a variable load using a saline bath to copy the varying tissue impedance in bipolar mode (vessel sealing).

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Team 21: Positioning and Clamping Mechanism for Coriolis Flow Meter Subassembly

For precision flow measurements, MicroMotion’s Coriolis Flow Meter requires a precise manufacturing process to ensure that components are aligned to fit within their calibration window. In effort to reduce post processing aspects that allow them to achieve such precision, we have developed a new structural component in addition to a new clamping process that enhances flow tube conformity.

Sponsored by Micro Motion Inc.

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Team 22: NOAA ADLS-9

On behalf of NOAA, Team 22 have designed and manufactured the ADLS-9, a Doppler hemispheric LiDAR scanner for use in atmospheric data acquisition, offering increased portability, range of motion, and pointing accuracy over previous scanners. Two optical limit switches eliminate the buildup of positional uncertainty during continuous sweeps in both the azimuthal and elevational axes.

Sponsored by NOAA

team 23

Team 23: Reusable Pacemaker lead extraction device

Philips aims to improve medical devices by minimizing cost and complication. We were tasked with redesigning an existing Philips pacemaker lead extraction device with a focus on sustainability. Our design separates the device into reusable and disposable sections that can be easily disassembled, sterilized and reassembled between procedures, in order to save time, reduce waste, and minimize cost.

Sponsored by Philips

team 24

Team 24: Development of a magnetic field steering system

This magnetic field generator is capable of creating a uniform field based on input from a sensor. Using the sensor to detect ambient fields, its software and electronics architecture drives current to each coil to zero the field between the two panels. This initial system is the first step towards developing a dynamic field steering system.

Sponsored by FieldLine Inc.

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Team 25: Wind Turbine Blade Tip Tracker

Knowing a wind turbine blade’s deflection is vital to engineering and validating more efficient blades. We used groundbreaking techniques in GPS systems to track the position and orientation of a blade tip moving at 190 mph. These systems, when iterated through an extensive testing approach and coupled with post processing algorithms, tracked the position accurately to the size of a tennis ball!

Sponsored by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

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Team 26: Reinfusion Module Design for Rika

The Reinfusion Module attaches to a current Terumo BCT device, Rika, and accommodates additional blood processing functionality. This module is designed to minimize weight and downtime while maximizing ease of installation. The module accommodates existing Terumo components which are interchangeable between Rika and our module. Our proof of concept was verified through extensive testing.

Sponsored by Terumo BCT

Team 27

Team 27: How to get rid-of ovality of the tubing received on the spool and before it gets on to the automation.

Terumo BCT required the removal of ovality from blood tubing within a fully-automated manufacturing process. Unacceptable tubing ovality has prevented increased production rates, and rendered a large portion of the tubing unusable. Our objective was to design and fabricate a high-speed manufacturing device that reforms the tubing through heat and mechanical manipulation before entering automation.

Sponsored by Terumo

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Team 28: Collegiate Wind Competition

To learn more about the offshore wind industry, the CU Wind Team participated in the 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition where universities compete to increase excitement in renewables. The team built an offshore wind turbine prototype that optimizes weight and power production, developed a hypothetical wind farm, and engaged middle school students through a wind energy presentation.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy

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Team 40: AcoustaMed

Using a microfluidic chip developed by Dr. Ding’s laboratory at CU Boulder, AcoustaMed has developed a mechanical device that places mRNA into cells using a high frequency acoustic signal. The device is semi-autonomous, efficient and easy to use. The device can drastically speed up the process taking as little as 1% of the time used by current techniques.

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Team 41: Big SUR

Over 95% of the California’s bull kelp population has died off in the past decade. This can be attributed to the 10000% increase in purple sea urchin numbers. We decided to make an underwater vacuum with custom aeration technology and size sorting capabilities. The ergonomic device has a collection rate 6x higher than any other urchin removal method & will aid divers in clearing the urchin barrens.

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Team 42: Rime Systems

Rime Systems has developed a unique technology for helping keep people cool in climates with excessive heat. This product is a nylon cooling vest that users would put on in hot environments. Using thermoelectric elements, it disperses cooling across the users back to achieve a steady state heat transfer. This device is meant to be used in environments where mass cooling is scarce or ineffective.

Sponsored by CU Boulder ESI

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Team 43: Peace of Mind Braking System

Delta Horizons has created a novel braking system to improve the safety of four-wheeled walkers. The design features a mechanical system that does not require conscious user input. The brakes are engaged when the walker is unloaded to keep it from rolling away from the user. During normal use, the walker can roll freely. During excess loading, the brakes again engage, creating a stable system.

Sponsored by Delta Horizons (ESI)

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Team 44: Surround Strap

Playing video games is a valuable experience that connects people around the world. It’s an important part of the upbringing of so many, so we believe it’s essential to make gaming more accessible for everyone. The Surround Strap uses haptic feedback to improve directional awareness within a video game. This gives users in the deaf and low-hearing community a more complete gaming experience.

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2021 Mechanical Engineering Projects

Mechanical Engineering students apply the engineering skills they have acquired. The principles of design, how ethics affect engineering decisions, how professionals communicate ideas and the day-to-day implications of intellectual property.

They begin by researching the problem, brainstorming a range of solutions, and traveling to the sponsor’s site to learn more about the sponsor and the project. Student teams maintain contact with their industrial and faculty mentors, hold meetings, and make presentations on their work. Mechanical Engineering students submit written reports at intervals throughout the two-semester project timeline, and present oral presentations at the project’s conclusion.

Student Teams

Design of a Low Cost, Disposable Foam Spray Gun

Mechanical Engineering Team 1

Quench Plug for Ring Gear Manufacturing Process

Mechanical Engineering Team 3

Atmospheric Water Generator

Mechanical Engineering Team 04

Redesign of Transconnector

Mechanical Engineering Team 5

Static and Dynamic Drone Landing Platform

Mechanical Engineering Team 06

Mechanical Engineering Team 07

Turret Temperature Conditioning system

Mechanical Engineering Team 8

Co-Bot Manufacturing Integration and Development

Mechanical Engineering Team 9

Improved Design for Low Density Feedstock Conveyance

Mechanical Engineering Team 10

Analysis and Design of a Black Powder Cannon

Mechanical Engineering Team 11

PR-13, Palm Ratchet - Processing/Introduction to Market

Mechanical Engineering Team 12

Densely-Packaged Electronics Circuits

Mechanical Engineering Team 13

Additively Grown Phase Change Material Heat Exchanger with A Single PCM Chamber

Mechanical Engineering Team 14

Blast Media Booth Modernization

Mechanical Engineering Team 15

Main Hangar Door Winter Heat Loss Mitigation

Mechanical Engineering Team 16

Design and Prototype of an Emergency Ballast System for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Mechanical Engineering Team 17

Output Improvement of Screw Assembly Process

Mechanical Engineering Team 18

Alternate Wear Sleeve Installation Method

Mechanical Engineering Team 19

Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) Magnetometer

Mechanical Engineering Team 20

Underwater Data Transfer

Mechanical Engineering Team 21

Thermal Runaway Uncertainty Analysis of Lithium-Ion Battery During External Heating

Mechanical Engineering Team 22

Guillotine Maul - A Mechanical Wood Splitter

Mechanical Engineering Team 23

Design and Implementation of Fall Protection System

Mechanical Engineering Team 24

Preheating For Industrial Use

Mechanical Engineering Team 25

Ultrasonic Pipe Flow Sensor

Mechanical Engineering Team 26

Design A Low Cost Parcel Sorting Method

Mechanical Engineering Team 28

Jacobs Vehicle Systems Cylinder Head Rig

Mechanical Engineering Team 29

Development of Coil Spring System Fatigue Test Stand

Mechanical Engineering Team 30

Design of a Protein Based Photovoltaic Electrochemical Cell

Mechanical Engineering Team 31

Compact, Foldable Pet Stairs

Mechanical Engineering Team 32

Deep Reinforcement Learning for Robot Self-Navigation and Room Evacuation

Mechanical Engineering Team 33

Design of Robotic Assisted Surgery Simulated Use Device

Mechanical Engineering Team 34

Electromagnetic Expulsion of a Cylindrical Body from an Outer Tube

Mechanical Engineering Team 35

Water Consumption Analysis

Mechanical Engineering Team 36

Flow Characteristics of a Catalytic Layered Screen

Mechanical Engineering Team 37

Predict the Occurrence of Late Prosthetic Orthopedic Distal Bone Fractures

Mechanical Engineering Team 38

Masking Method for Airfoil Cooling Air Measurement

Mechanical Engineering Team 39

Thermal and Vibration Testing of Static Carbon Flange Seals

Mechanical Engineering Team 40

Experimental and Analytical Demonstration of Coupled Disk-Shaft Vibration

Mechanical Engineering Team 41

Determine Friction Dampening in Plate with Bolted Connections

Mechanical Engineering Team 42

Tribology Test Rig

Mechanical Engineering Team 43

Optimization of Power Thread Form Geometry

Mechanical Engineering Team 44

Rotating Disk Heat Transfer Coefficient

Mechanical Engineering Team 45

Flexible Seal Performance

Mechanical Engineering Team 48

Investigation of the Possible Effects of Ultrasonic Cleaning on the Fatigue Life of Gas Turbine Components

Mechanical Engineering Team 49

Rubber Calendering Process Automation & Improvement: Feed-Cut-Stack

Mechanical Engineering Team 50

Automated Tube Cutter

Mechanical Engineering Team 51

ME52 Large Compressor Loading Study

Mechanical Engineering Team 52

Modeling/Analysis of Airplane Rudder System

Mechanical Engineering Team 53

Conduction and Convection Heat Transfer Analysis in Architectured Open-Cell Foams

Mechanical Engineering Team 54

Design and Fabrication of Cartilage Specimen for Characterization

Mechanical Engineering Team 55

Modelling of Solid Propellant Combustion

Mechanical Engineering Team 56

Design of a Functionally Graded Solid-and-Lattice Hip implant

Mechanical Engineering Team 57

Engineering of a Smart Pump for Single Patient Use Hospital Mattresses

Mechanical Engineering Team 58

Method for High Frequency Wear Testing

Mechanical Engineering Team 59

Design and Manufacture of an Automated Parts Washer

Mechanical Engineering Team 60

Design, Development, and Fabrication of a 3D Laser Scanner Cooling System

Mechanical Engineering Team 61

Controlling Reciprocity in Nonlinear Granular Media

Mechanical Engineering Team 62

Experimental Investigation of Turbulent Premixed Flames with Pre-Vaporized Liquid Fuels

Mechanical Engineering Team 63

Soot Measurement of RD587 and its Surrogates Under Engine Relevant Conditions

Mechanical Engineering Team 65

Advanced Computational Techniques for Radiation in Combustion Applications

Mechanical Engineering Team 66

Infrared Imaging Analysis of Effusion Cooling Effectiveness in High Temperature Vitiated Crossflow

Mechanical Engineering Team 67

Sensing and Demultiplexing Ultra-low Frequency Waves

Mechanical Engineering Team 68

Optimization of an Orthopedic Bone Screw

Mechanical Engineering Team 70

Autonomous Aerial Inspection of Wind Turbines

Mechanical Engineering Team 71

CMC Sensor Adhesive Strain Capacity Evaluation

Mechanical Engineering Team 72

Stress Averaging Techniques: To improve accuracy and convergence in Stress-based Topology Optimization

Mechanical Engineering Team 73

ME 74 Automated DFM Analysis for Injection Molded Plastic Parts

Mechanical Engineering Team 74

Extracellular Matrix Mesh and Dynamics Modeling

Mechanical Engineering Team 75

Expulsion of Small Diameter Devices from Torpedo Tube Cartridges

Mechanical Engineering Team 77


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Exhibits for the Orpheum Children's Science Museum (Champaign, Illinois)

During the 2018 spring semester, two teams of five MechSE undergradudates created two new interactive astronomy-themed exhibits for the Orpheum Children's Science Museum in Champaign, Illinois. “Asteroid Mine” and “Orphy’s Escape to Space” are first-of-their-kind projects for the Senior Capstone Design Program. The students were given full autonomy to conceive, design, and build the exhibits, and they collaborated with Orpheum staff and MechSE faculty advisors. The students created original, interactive, working exhibits over the course of a single semester.  We thank Phillips 66 for their support!

Hydraulic bike for the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

The goal of the 2018 spring semester team for the hydraulic bike project was to create a hydraulic system capable of powering and driving a bicycle for the National Fluid Power Association's vehicle challenge. Requirements include a power input, drive motor, a mechanism to store hydraulic power, and regenerative braking. The team produced a functioning treadle pump and hydraulic motor system with improved valving and consistent hydraulic flow. 

Compact and Efficient Fluid Power Competition: Additive manufactured excavator cab

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Design of a Solar Powered Lemur Heating and Cooling System (for Johnson Controls and the Lemur Conservation Foundation)


Design of an ICU Bed Head Angle Measurement System (for Carle Foundation Hospital and Shell Oil Company)

ICU bed

Design for optimized heat flow across a bolted/gasketed interface (for Boeing)

Boeing project

Surgical pad control box design (for Innoventor)

Innoventor project

Bike helmet design (for Caveat Emptor)

Helmet design

Industrial burner redesign for reduced weight (for Eclipse)

Eclipse project

Bridge impactor design for fault detection (for Civil Engineering)

Bridge design

Cold aisle containment design to save cooling cost (for NSCA)

NCSA cold aisle containment

Design of an affordable human-powered water pump for Cambodia that utilizes local materials and manufacturing techniques (humanitarian project, sponsored by Shell)

Cambodia water pump

Shell Eco-Marathon Americas Competition


NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

Chainless Challenge

Design of a waterside economizer predicted to save over $2M/year in cooling costs (for NCSA Blue Waters supercomputer)

Blue Waters

SpaceX Hyperloop

SpaceX Hyperloop

To propose a Senior Capstone Design Project or to learn more, contact:  Damon McFall , PE, MBA Sponsored Projects Coordinator [email protected] or 217-244-6278

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Senior design projects

Senior design projects (also known as "capstone" projects) are the centerpiece of the ME curriculum's professional component, allowing students to be involved in interesting, real-world activities. Each senior is required to complete this course. Capstone projects are each advised by a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member who works with the teams.

For more detailed information, please visit ME Undergraduate Advising Canvas: Capstone Page .

Without exception, all ME 495 projects must be team efforts. Teams must consist of between three and five students.

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Students can pursue their varied technical and professional interests through a selection of projects that include:


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Capstone design projects allow students to experience the rigor and structure of a full-cycle design, including:

Through the capstone courses, students learn to fully define a design problem. This includes not only a statement of the project deliverables and objectives in the layman's or client's terms, but also a full definition of the agreed upon functional requirements and constraints (quantified). In the case of the competition-based projects, the problem definition is based on the detailed rules and guidelines of the competition.

All of the capstone projects draw upon at least several fundamental engineering science areas and involve significant quantitative analysis often in the form of numerical simulation, typically preceded by approximate analytical solutions. Industry-inspired projects are carefully selected on the basis of the required fundamental engineering science areas and also to align with the core expertise of the faculty adviser.

All projects must include a written report. Although the form of the report may vary according to the nature and requirements of the individual project, all final reports must contain the following (or equivalent) sections:

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Industry-sponsored senior design projects provide benefits for both students and sponsoring organizations. Students gain valuable experience from working within real-world constraints, while sponsoring organizations reap the innovations and insights provided by the project deliverables.

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In the fall and spring, Engineering Design MECE E3420 and MECE E3430 (collectively called Senior Design) constitute the capstone design course in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Columbia University. Students form teams to research, design, and produce a prototype of an original system of their own design. These courses bring together many of the concepts that were introduced in the undergraduate curriculum.

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Spring 2016

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At Tennessee Tech, we want you to know not only how to DESIGN solutions, but also have some experience BUILDING the solutions. This hands-on experience will make you a better engineer. One way we incorporate this learning experience is in our two Senior Capstone Design Project courses, which all Mechanical Engineering students take. Students select projects and begin making progress in ME 4410, where they start the development phase by creating the preliminary design, supporting analysis for the design, and drawings with a list of needed supplies and associated costs for the project.  In ME 4420, the student teams continue with the design build, prototyping, and testing phases to complete the project.

As part of the courses and lab, students are provided with experience in the use of mechanical engineering design for the solution of engineering problems. You'll work in a team environment on selected mechanical engineering projects emphasizing both mechanical systems and thermal science design aspects. Important parts of the two-semester design projects include a formal project proposal, design analysis report, engineering drawings, project construction, and project testing. Formal written and oral presentations about the projects' results are made at the completion of the project. Time scheduling and project costs are also important considerations.

Upon completion of this class, the student will be able to:

Mechanical engineering students at Tennessee Tech have access to leading-edge laboratories, which are well outfitted with the latest equipment, hardware, and software. Undergraduate students in the Senior Capstone Design courses use these labs to help gain valuable, hands-on experience as they complete their projects over the course of two semesters. This is precisely the kind of experience that many of the top companies in the nation are looking for in new employees, helping to make our graduates more competitive in the job market.

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The Mechanical Engineering Department is the largest department at Cal Poly with more than 1,250 undergraduates and is ranked as the second-best undergraduate focused mechanical engineering program in the country by U.S. News and World Reports.

The curriculum shares a common philosophy that real engineering work requires not only a solid understanding of theory but also hands-on experiences and skills to finish the job. With state-of-the-art laboratories, student clubs and organizations, and machine shops, the program effectively combines theory and practical application to prepare students for careers in a wide variety of industries and graduate school.

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Baja Bug Suspension , James Ankers, Rebecca Hansen, Dakota Robert Hollingsworth, and Thomas Alfred Spycher

Deep Ocean Vehicle (DOV) Scientific Payload , Nichole "Nikki" T. Arm, Mason Gariepy, Brianna Roberts, and Kyle C. Walsh

SunSation’s Solar Powered Picnic Table , Michelle M. Barnett, Christopher Barber, Casey Durham, and David Mason

Tree Climbing Limb Saw , Andrew E. Bray, Parker Tenney, Drew M. Robles, and Aimee T. Chiem

Heating Lanyard to Warm Body Core , Cole Bunker, Spencer Alonge, Tyler Elsom, and Matthew Hyland

Baker/Koob Final Report: Solar Solution for Mini Mars Rover , Jonathan Cederquist, Cole Korchek, Derick Louie, Michaella Ochotorena, and Collin Petersen

Universal Tread for Power Wheelchairs , Daniel Ceja Gonzalez, Ryan Scarcella, Aaron Rocha, and Brian Song

Mars Rover Mechanical Arm & Turret , Kendall C. Chappell, Kyle D. Peterson, Rodrigo Gonzalez, and Sam Cole

Gasifier Wall Wash Manifold , Ashley Sieu Che, Gintaras Julius Baipsys, Peyton Joseph Archibald, and Michael Thomas Kieran

Mechanized Theatre Turntable , Chloe Huiyi Chou, Ethan Lee Stroh, Ruodolf Reller Quelnat Rumbaoa, and Davide Lanfranconi

Physics in the Garden 2.0 , Zachary Colwell, Maddy Rossitto, and Sean Porter

Offshore Wind Turbine Gearbox , Michael Cooper, Ernesto Portillo, Kyle Hammer, and Carson Bryan

Insulated Solar Electric Cooker with Solid Thermal Storage , Eric M. Cortes, Andy M. McCombs, Dominick Trageser, and Nami Suzuki

UV Space Imager Enclosure Coating , David Silva Cortez, Victor Alexander Rempel Dekhtyar, and Maria L. Muñoz

Acoustic Release and Receiver System , Sebastien Danthinne, Carlos E. Otero, Joseph R. Lyons, Reagan M. Lawson, and Lily G. de Torres

8 DOF Quadrupedal Hopping Robot , Clayton T. Elwell, John Bennett, Tyler McCue, and Daniel Munic

Auxiliary Gearbox Field Repair Sled , Eli C. Ferman, Karl K. Clapp, Samantha M. Brown, and Caleb M. Kephart

Callaway Measurement Device , Andre S. Fisher, Roman Hays, Blake Sousa, and Grant Gabrielson

Utilization of Resin-Based Additive Manufacturing for Investment Casting , Matthew Frost and Isaiah Hong

Picnic Table Solar Powered Shade , Louis Gerny, Esmeralda Gonzalez, Connor Gigone, and Ryan Dean

Bike to the Future , Wanjiku Gichigi, Luisa Shu Yi Chiu, Alexander Kalman Dunn, and Georgia Ann Holmes

Coil Quick (RV Sewer Hose Compressor) Device , Arturo Guijosa-Ruiz and David M. Bourgoin

Mono Ski Trainer , Alexander Scott Hinerman, Shayla Anne Schoensee, Carson Rinkenberger, and Barrett L. Osborne

Galilean Cannon , Mariah Kirkham, Marcus Beloney, Jonas Honeyman, and Joshua Pratt

Therapeutic Mechanical Horse , Cade M. Liberty, Aleya Dolorfino, Peter Philips, Zuzanna Dominik, and Luke Watts

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