Design Day, Spring 2016

The Department of Mechanical Engineering held the Spring Design Day on May 5, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kim Engineering Building. This semester, Design Day showcased 30 student teams, all featuring original product prototype designs. A wide range of exhibits including everything from an automated pill dispenser with online scheduling to a robot that grinds up and ejects built up debris in gutters.

Bell Helicopter was the sponsor of the day's festivities. Bell Helicopter employee and Mechanical Engineering Visiting Committee chair Charley Kilmain (B.S. ’85) was on hand to judge teams and share his expertise with the students.

View more photos from Design Day Spring 2016.

Visitors cast their vote for this semester's “People’s Choice Award,” and the top student teams were:

FIRST Place:

SkimReaper, SkimReaper Skimming Robot
An autonomous lake-skimming robot that improves water quality by managing harmful vegetation like algae and duckweed.



Team UNO, Bath-Mate
A unique chair that helps elderly and disabled persons stay independent by making it easy to get in and out of a bathtub.


THIRD Place:

Slumber Squad, cariad
An integrated baby travel solution that encompasses carrying, sleeping, and storage capabilities.


The Department would also like to thank our tireless guest judges who made this Design Day a success:

Tim Arnold, John Danko, Charley Kilmain, Bill Leasure, Marvin Roush, Kaushal Shah, Chris Straight, Dave Sutton

In case you missed out on the action, photos from the event can be found here.