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May 12, 2021

Electrical and computer engineering department hosts Senior Design Expo

Submitted by Rebecca S. Burks


The Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosted its annual Senior Design Expo on May 4 in the Engineering Hall atrium. A record 15 teams presented projects to faculty, staff, students and honored guests.

The senior design class receives support from industry and private donors to cover the costs of project expenses. This year, we received a special donation from Roger Riggert, a 1961 graduate in electrical engineering, to provide monetary awards to the top three teams. The projects were judged on five criteria: presentation and demonstration skills; the overall quality of the design; how well the design constraints were identified; how well the project considered needs such as public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors; and the level of teamwork demonstrated.

In first place, Team WAACI with its automatic dog watering system comprised of Will Compton, Anne Bowser, Aryan Tayal, Colton Hillegeist and Ignatius Peters. Awarded second place was the Automatic Candle Extinguisher by Ahmed Al Sulais, Abdulkareem Alkhiary and Nick Koechner. Sleepy Solutions, designed to keep you alert while driving, was voted third place with Andrew Dunn, Parker Lange, Brenden Levi and Dustin Wilson.

Congratulations to the winners and all our teams for a job well done.