Tuesday, April 6, 2010

SEDP to showcase 73 engineering design projects on Tues., Apr. 20

The 46th Conference on Senior Engineering Design Projects (SEDP) is set for Tues., April 20, at the Parkview Campus. The event will showcase 73 capstone projects by 209 graduating seniors.

CEAS seniors (from left) Marcus Marzetti, Brad Hovarth, and Dustin Walker are preparing a mock up of a threewheeled urban electric vehicle, which they designed using CAD programs. Faculty advisers are Dr. Pavel Ikonomov and David Middleton. The SEDP will be presented a 9 a.m. in D-201.

The event (including parking) is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. High school and community college teachers are encouraged to bring students to the conference.

Posing with the remote-controlled model aircraft they designed, built, and tested for an AIAA competition are (from left), CEAS seniors Nick McDermott, Alex Satonik, and Matt Aven. The project’s faculty adviser is Dr. Kapseong Ro. The SEDP will be presented at 9 a.m. in D-109.

The 25-minute presentations begin on the hour and half hour. No projects are presented from noon to 1 p.m. Here is an overall schedule with start times:

Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (MAE): 3 concurrent sessions:

10 projects in D-109 from 9 to 3
9 projects in D-210 from 9 to 2:30
8 projects in D-212 from 9 to 2

Department of Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Imaging (PCI):

12 projects in D-208 from 9 to 4

Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME):

10 projects in D-201 from 8 to 2

Department of Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE):

9 projects in Room D-115 from 8:30 to 2

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE):

9 projects in D-204/05 from 9 to 2:30

Department of Computer Science (CS):

6 projects in D-202 from 9 to noon

CEAS seniors (from left) Tim Gaston, Chris Reniger , and Matt Kunesh pose with testing equipment they designed and fabricated to improve and standardize testing of resin-coated sand systems in the foundry industry. The faculty adviser is Dr. Sam Ramrattan The SEDP will be presented at 8:30 a.m. in D-201.

More than 37 area companies, businesses, and organizations sponsored one or more projects, and more than 60 faculty and administrators are serving as advisers for one or more projects.

For more information, call Tamara Bergman at (269) 276-3248 or check out the project details at