Design Day, Fall 2016
The Department of Mechanical Engineering held the Fall Design Day on December 6, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kim Engineering Building. This semester, Design Day showcased 29 student teams, all featuring original product prototype designs built to solve selected engineering problems. There was a wide range of exhibits, everything from an actively cooled bicycle saddle to a fully automated fish acclimation device.
Sponsors Intralox and Boeing helped the support the day's festivities, Intralox employee Andy Akers kicked off the event, and along with colleague Matthew Fourney helped judge projects and shared expertise with students.
Design Day highlights the talents and creativity of mechanical engineering students in the capstone Integrated Product and Process Development Course. In addition, the event offers an opportunity for regional high school students to visit the campus and experience firsthand what pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering is all about.
This semester, 30 students from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute came and had an opportunity to engage with students, learn about the projects and get a closer look at the design process.
Attendees have the chance to vote for their favorite projects, and the top voted team receives the “People’s Choice Award” and has their names displayed in the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate office.
Visitors cast over 180 votes for this semester's “People’s Choice Award,” and the top student teams were:
FIRST Place: Team Toilet Tilter (Steven Gunter, Justin Layton, Tae Lee, Gary Mckee, Lucas Myers and Ryan Nguyen) with their project "Toilet Seat Tilter"
SECOND place: Team Wheels of an Average Temperature (Austin Baldridge, Christine Bersabal, Eli Griff-McMahon, Elias Gunter, Michael Houser and Delia Shin) with their project "Cooling And Responding seat (CARseat)"
THIRD place: Team Chill Dudes (Christian Germeille, Ellery Klein, Daniel Lass, Alexei Marqueen, Myuran Seharaseyoon and Chungho Woo) with their project "Spin & Chill"
For more photos of the event, check out our Flickr album!