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Student Samantha Perez demonstrates the NeuroGen EEG and Near-Infrared Light Stimulation helmet on a Senior Design guest

Student Samantha Perez demonstrates the NeuroGen EEG and Near-Infrared Light Stimulation helmet on a Senior Design guest

Engineering the Technology of Tomorrow at SCU Engineering's Senior Design Conference

For the first time in over two years, over 400 guests came out to the 52nd Annual Senior Design Conference for the School of Engineering. This year we had 212 senior Broncos present their capstone projects spread over 16 sessions throughout campus, including the new Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation. In total, the senior design conference showcased seventy unique projects across showroom floors.

For the first time in over two years, over 400 guests came out to the 52nd Annual Senior Design Conference for the School of Engineering. This year we had 212 senior Broncos present their capstone projects spread over 16 sessions throughout campus, including the new Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation. In total, the senior design conference showcased seventy unique projects across showroom floors.

A few of the projects showcased included an “Automated Donation Tracking and Certification App for Colombian Food Bank” that logs and tracks donations and donors, an “Autonomous Vending Automobile (AVA),” a mobile solar-powered vending machine designed to move across college campuses and provide caffeinated beverages, and a “Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase 14-specific Inhibitor for Hepatocellular Carcinoma”, a project that aims to create a PARP14-specific small-molecule inhibitor via click chemistry techniques that will help regulate an overexpressed PARP14 in liver cells that tend to be cancerous. Alumni/ae and industry judges evaluated the student teams on their ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying engineering, science, and mathematics principles. A winning team was chosen from each session, except for a tie in the Mechanical Engineering Session 2, resulting in 17 winners for this year's conference! The highest-scoring teams from each session will be recognized at the Senior Awards and Honors Convocation on June 10, 2022. 

The conference was a great success, and it could not have been possible without the support of faculty, staff, students, and friends of the University. A special thank you to all who were involved!

To learn more about Senior Design Conference, read project abstracts, and view the photo gallery, check out our Senior Design Conference web portal.


Below is a list of all of this year’s winning projects: 

BIOENGINEERING SESSION 1

Poly(ADR-ribose) Polymerase 14-specific Inhibitor for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Seniors: Clarissa Silvers, Colin Sim

Advisors: Ian Carter-O'Connell, Bill Lu 

 

BIOENGINEERING SESSION 2

Shear Detection of Microencapsulated Cells for Monoclonal Antibody Production Scaleup

Seniors: Dwight Johnson, Kendall Defelippi

Advisor: Maryam Mobed-Miremadi 

 

CIVIL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING SESSION 1

Supetai Well Water Purification

Seniors: Claire Russon, Nicole Valdivia, Geovanni Usher

Advisor: Aria Amirbahman

 

CIVIL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING SESSION 2

Emergency Relief Structure for Natural Disaster Evacuees and the Homeless Population

Seniors: Rodrigo Mendez, Margaret Tolan, Madeline Yee 

Advisors: Reynaud Serrette, Rachel He

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SESSION 1

OliveAI

Seniors: Beckett Johnson, Ben Kummert, Alex Lewis  

Advisor: Zhiqiang Tao

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SESSION 2

EMT: Software-based Energy Management Tool for WiFi IoT Devices

Seniors: Nidusha Kannan, Aastha Chawla, Sreya Goyalia  

Advisor: Behnam Dezfouli

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SESSION 3

Large Scale Database Audio Collection of Tuberculosis Patients

Seniors: JT Vinolus, Jordan Randleman, Daniela De La Torre, Aimee Kerr  

Advisor: Silvia Figueira

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SESSION 4

Autonomous and Interactive Control of a Mobile Robot

Seniors: Tanner Kaczmarek, Stephen Tambussi, Dylan Hoover, Kevin Molumphy  

Advisor: Christopher Kitts

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SESSION 5

Orient: Teaching OOP with AR

Seniors: Shivangi Kar, Stephanie Lu 

Advisor: Sharon Hsiao 

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SESSION 6

Automated Donation Tracking and Certification App for Colombian Food Bank

Seniors: Arren Leung, Adrian Ramirez Lopez, Alex Fang, Rodrigo Mejia 

Advisor: Angela Musurlian

 

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING SESSION 1

Cost Efficient Radio Telescope

Seniors: Tyler Ikehara, Brian Benedicto, Nick Arroyo  

Advisor: Kurt Schab 

 

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING SESSION 2

Remote Crop Disease Detection System Using Deep Learning with IoT

Seniors: Ivy Chung, Anoushka Gupta  

Advisor: Tokunbo Ogunfunmi

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY SESSION 1

Machine Learning fMRI Autism Classifier

Senior: Nicholas Luckenbach 

Advisors: Zhiqiang Tao, Lang Chen 

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY SESSION 2

Modular Oceanic Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Novel Actuation (MOANA) 2.0

Seniors: Ryan Konrath, Eva Kennar, Jake Taylor, Andrew Knaus, Silas Kidd Myers, Daniel Gutierrez  

Advisor: Christopher Kitts

 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SESSION 1 (TIE)

Coconut Oil Space Cooler

Seniors: Alex Fessler, Largim Zhuta, Hannah Covington 

Advisor: Hohyun Lee 


Victoria Relief Foundation Kitchen Appliances

Seniors: Guillermo Escobar, Ben Voelz, Seth Brown, Shane Murphy, Leslie Valenzuela 

Advisors: Godfrey Mungal, Jes Kuczenski

 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SESSION 2

Autonomous Vending Automobile (AVA)

Seniors: Alec Lindeman, Antonio Matusich, Jordan Hibbs, Jagos Jovanovic, Nick Elwell  

Advisor: Godfrey Mungal

Engineering, SOE
Senior Design, Capstone

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