Mechanical Engineering Design Day Spring 2017

The Department of Mechanical Engineering held the spring Design Day on May 9, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kim Engineering Building. This semester, Design Day showcased 31 student teams, all featuring original product prototype designs built to solve selected engineering problems. There was a wide range of exhibits, everything from a horse jump standard that resets a fallen pole to a system that opens and closes windows based on current weather conditions.

Sponsor Bell Helicopter helped the support the day's festivities. Bell Helicopter representative and Mechanical Engineering Visiting Committee member Charley Kilmain offered some words of advice to students and helped kick off the event.

Design Day highlights the talents and creativity of mechanical engineering seniorsin 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.

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 250 votes for this semester's “People’s Choice Award,” and the top student teams were:



FIRST Place: Team Journey on a Gurney (Alison Cleary, Alba Dalton, Jordan Hsieh, Christina Krueger, Nika Layton, Jeanette Van Sickle) with their project “GIRL-V”

SECOND place: Team Act (Dan Baab, Kent Druger, Arturo Meza, Pablo Sanhueza, Peng Wang) with their project “Autocart”

THIRD place (tie): Team Fair Gates (Caleb Cook, Ahmed Hamoud, James Keenan, Grace Lin, Eric Mayo, Ryan Umagat) with their project "Double Door"

Team Spin to Win (Jaime Berez, Ryan Blum, Conor Briggi, Andrew Fein, Chase Manny, Andrew Montgomery) with their project "Hands-Free Snowboard Binding"

For more photos of the event, check out our Flickr album!

Published May 17, 2017