December 6, 2019
Dec. 10 Senior Design Expo features electronics projects from engineering undergraduate students
One of the student group projects is a SafeCross helmet, which is a computer vision-assisted safety helmet for a person with low vision.
Kansas State University electrical and computer engineering undergraduate students will display their electronics projects at the third Senior Design Expo on Tuesday, Dec. 10.
The Senior Design Expo will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the atrium of Engineering Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The expo is the culmination of a two-semester capstone course and also involves industry partners.
Group projects on display include:
• A solar-powered GPS tracking community backpack.
• An autonomous surface profiler.
• A smart window.
• A web oscilloscope.
• A computer vision-assisted safety helmet for a person with low vision.
• An automatic roller-mill monitoring system, which is an industry-led project sponsored by Ardent Mills.
The Senior Design Expo is part of the Industry-Academia Partnership Program in the electrical and computer engineering department. The program involves project-based learning that partners electrical and computer engineering undergraduate students with companies. Students spend a year collaborating with an industry partner, learning more about the company and designing a proof-of-concept product that addresses the company's needs. In turn, industry partners can recruit students through internships and potential employment opportunities.
The program includes two companies so far: Ardent Mills and Ash Grove.
"We just launched the Industry-Academia Partnership Program last year, connecting student job opportunity and industrial recruitment with industrial-required projects using senior design projects classes for a year," said Sungo Kim, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and Michelle Munson-Serban Simu Keystone research faculty scholar. "I am so glad to see that it has been very successful for both students and industries, and I look forward to seeing future growth as well. We are very fortunate to work with the outstanding industrial partners and excellent people. I also appreciate Don Gruenbacher's support for the partnership program."
For more information about the Senior Design Expo and the Industry-Academia Partnership Program, contact Sungo Kim at email@example.com.
The following undergraduate students will participate in the Senior Design Expo: Hassan Al Jaffar, Faisal Alqahtani, Aseel Alsolami, Salem Alsulami, Fahad Alzahrani, Boyu Bai, Kaleb Cox, Michael Devoe, Dylan Ferguson, Ana Grother, Jacob Hardenburger, Weston Harder, Matthew Hoffman, Michael Hund, Nicholas Kaltmayer, Brandon Lor, Ashton Love, Alexander Marney, Elijah McLain, Thomas Miller, Jonathan Morris, Jacobe Nguyen, Martin Ortega, Erin Payne, John Pittala, Cullen Povilonis, Dakota Reynolds, William Stolz, Josiah Stonebraker and Ronnie Whyrick.
A group of electrical and computer engineering undergraduate students developed this automatic roller-mill monitoring system, which is an industry-led project sponsored by Ardent Mills.