Of nearly fifty capstone projects presented at the 2018 Capstone poster presentation, two are already in the patent process and two others are nearing that stage.
Fourth-year engineering students showcased their capstone projects at the annual capstone poster presentation held this year at the Coast Capri Hotel.
47 groups displayed their innovative ideas to address real-world issues in the adjudicated categories of inter-disciplinary, civil, electrical and mechanical.
In September, projects were submitted to ENGR 499 students from industry, government, club and private stakeholders.
Over 70 projects were proposed, with 47 being selected by a first-come, first-serve basis by the individual student groups. The main requirement of the projects was that they consist of a substantial design component.
The projects required the students to take a problem and find a solution using the skills they have developed during their undergraduate education.
The groups designed, prototyped and tested their ideas over the course of the year. Often working collaboratively with a member of the faculty and the stakeholder.
The capstone culminates with a formal presentation that is adjudicated by a group of judges made up of industry stakeholders, faculty and graduate students.
“For most of the groups, the real challenge was learning to collaborate with colleagues they didn’t really know” says capstone co-coordinator Dimitry Sediako.
Richard Klukas, the event’s other coordinator was instrumental in its successful execution.
Sediako says he and the judges were thrilled with the outcomes. “The quality of the designs this year is awesome.”
One winning team was selected in each of the categories with one of those teams chosen as the overall winner.
Learn more about one of the teams that has since filed a patent for their innovative idea by clicking here.