CEAShowcase 2020

Brought to you by Ellison Surface Technologies

Friday, April 17th | 12PM - 3PM | WebEx Video Conference

About

The Senior Capstone Projects will be on full display at the CEAShowcase. Graduating seniors will present their hard work over the past year in hopes of winning the $1500 First$1000 Second, and $750 Third prize, as well as the Crowd Favorite/Honorable Mention worth $750. Your presentation will be judged by UC Faculty, Alumni, and Industry Representatives on the most exceptional Capstone Project. We hope to see as many as seniors possible who could actively participate to showcase their exceptional work to the university. We highly encourage all the seniors to channel their innovative skills in their projects and create a healthy competition for all the participants. We can't wait to see how your projects have transformed from mere ideas on paper to fully-fledged computer programs, vehicles, chemical and environmental processes, medical devices, and much, much more! 

CEAShowcase logo

Winners

Thank you to all of the teams for participating and congratulations to these teams for claiming the awards for the 2020 CEAShowcase!

1st Place: Team 4, Computer Science, "OSCAR": Anna Debrunner, Charles Greenman, and Isaac Mathers

2nd Place: Team 5, Aerospace Engineering, "Cincinnati Light Aircraft Works (CLAW)": Lynn Pickering

3rd Place: Team 18, Computer Science, "Driver 2.0": Vasu Bhog, Chunjie Pan, ChaoYang Zhu

Crowd Favorite: Team 7, Mechanical Engineering, "'Velkava': An Automated Pour-over Coffee Maker": Ryan Newsome, Zach Douglas, Ben Graff, Emily Hasek, and David Mann

Day of Event Schedule for April 17th

We will be having five different WebEx "rooms" where different teams will be presenting at once. Feel free to bounce around between rooms to learn about each team's Design Project! Our master schedule is listed below. Many teams have combined several disciplines into their projects, so don't be discouraged by the listed major!

 

When you join any of the Rooms' Calls, please mute your microphone! We don't want to step on any of the teams presenting! The Moderator will allow you to ask questions when you use the "raise your hand" feature in WebEx.

These are the Moderators that will be present in each room.

Shift Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5
12-1 Logan Lindsay Andrew Wiedeman Chris Bercz Ahsan Subzwari Scott Tursic
1-2 Ahsan Subzwari Andrew Wiedeman Andrew Naughton N/A no teams N/A no teams
2-3 Alex van Haaren Andrew Wiedeman Ahsan Subzwari Ahsan Subzwari Mihir Patel

Master Schedule


Room 1 WebEx Link: http://tiny.cc/showcaseroom1

  • Password: ShowcaseRoom1

Room 2 WebEx Link: http://tiny.cc/showcaseroom2

  • Password: ShowcaseRoom2

Room 3 WebEx Link: https://ucinnstudents.webex.com/ucinnstudents/j.php?MTID=m49076365dacfa8198151360bf59e8ba6

  • Password: ShowcaseRoom3

Room 4 WebEx Link: https://ucinnstudents.webex.com/ucinnstudents/j.php?MTID=m768d73e818aca73f5089a5c4865d09cf

  • Password: ShowcaseRoom4

Room 5 WebEx Link: https://ucinnstudents.webex.com/meet/tursicsa

  • Password: ShowcaseRoom5

Crowd Favorite Voting Form

Any and all visitors can pick their favorite project to win the Crowd Favorite Award! Please view the teams' videos below and tune in to their Q&A to see all of the exciting things happening at UC. Vote using this link: http://tiny.cc/fanfavoritevote. NOTE: The Fan Favorite Vote will go live at 12 pm EST and will close at 3:15 pm EST.

Click here to give us feedback on how we did and how we can improve! Thank you!

Student Project Videos

We will post all the project videos that students have submitted for their projects to be judged virtually. There is a general description followed by a hyperlink that will take you to their videos on YouTube. This is a great way to see how fellow UC students are making a difference in the world! Teams are listed by Room number and in chronological order.


Name of Student(s): Matthew Stockman,  Lillian Ashworth, Cassie Packis, Zach Spoelstra, and Sean Weddell

Team #: 2
Presentation - 12:30 pm
Room #1

Major: Chemical Engineering
Name of Project: Bio-char and Coffee oil production - Post Roast Coffee Recyclery
Description:
The growing global market for coffee products means the waste streams from those products are getting larger. The current fate of these waste streams includes composting, landfill, or drying the spent coffee grounds to put in other products. Our process provides an option for taking spent coffee grounds and converting them into new, sustainable products. Our proposed process creates coffee oil at 99wt% pure and BioChar for agricultural fertilizer applications while utilizing only three reactants in addition to the spent coffee grounds. We will also discuss the proposed process from economic and safety perspectives before making a final recommendation on how to proceed with the proposal.


Project Demo

https://youtu.be/P_WvBgnu_og


Name of Student(s): Emily Belovich

Team #: 3
Presentation - 1:00 pm
Room #1

Major: Electrical Engineering
Name of Project: Analysis and Optimization of Electric Aircraft Motor Control System
Description: 
This project involved analyzing and optimizing the high-lift motor control system of NASA’s X-57 ‘Maxwell’. This was done to provide NASA Glenn with information regarding the steady-state behavior of the high-lift motors and how they will respond to disturbances. It was accomplished using MATLAB and Simulink to implement a model of the high-lift motor control system and analyze and optimize its behavior.


Project Demo: 

https://youtu.be/19BJX9tLWMY


Name of Student(s): Anna DeBrunner, Isaac Mathers, Charles Greenman

Team #: 4
Presentation - 1:30 pm
Room #1

Name of Project: OSCAR
Description:
The exploitation of social media has become an important issue in recent years, especially concerning political elections. Although awareness has increased, disinformation has become more pervasive. With another election cycle in the near future, the Open Social Comparison and Analysis for Reddit tool (OSCAR) provides a more informed experience on Reddit regarding its users and communities.
 

Project Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HfyCDIYDXA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfRFpLxT98I


Name of Student(s): Lynn Pickering,

Team #: 5
Presentation - 2:00 pm
Room #1

Name of Project: Cincinnati Light Aircraft Works (CLAW)
Description:
Cincinnati Light Aircraft Works (C.L.A.W.) is a senior design team competing in the advanced class competition of the SAE Aero Design West Competition. The team took on the challenge to design an aircraft that operates on the edge of what is possible, devising solutions to complex problems, and using innovative technologies to achieve our goal of the winning the competition. In addition to the provided requirements, our team conducted a scoring analysis at the very beginning that set our team requirements for the design and our
goals for the competition. The result is a high wing, tricycle gear aircraft, and a total construction which boasts 34.40% carbon fiber by mass. The aircraft drops two external payloads: autonomous gliders and nerf footballs, and one internal payload: water bottles.

Project Demo

https://youtu.be/B-DnlY-7XIA


Name of Student(s): Alex Taillan and Hunter Bevis

Team #: 6
Presentation - 2:30 pm
Room #1

Major: Computer Science
Name of Project: Under The Moon
Description:
The project is a dating app. The app is for the Chinese market. The dating app is similar to Tinder, but more geared towards China. The app is called Under The Moon.


Project Demo

https://vimeo.com/406060948

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXgiQ0Egly8&feature=youtu.be


Name of Student(s): Ryan Newsome, Zach Douglas, Ben Graff, Emily Hasek, and David Mann

Team #: 7
Presentation - 12:30 pm
Room #: 2

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Name of Project: "Velkava": An Automated Pour-over Coffee Maker
Description:  Imagine the simplicity of a Keurig coffee maker, yet consider the quality of a freshly ground pour-over coffee. Meet ‘Velkava’, the perfect counter-top automated pour-over coffee system. A warm fresh morning brew has never been easier with our integrated smart home pairing.

We have worked tirelessly to integrate this mechatronic system to seamlessly delight the user with every cup. From the compact mechanical design, to the balanced bloom timing via Arduino code, everything has been deliberately thought through and perfected. Through expert barista advice from local coffee shops, we present a pour-over process that extracts that rich taste you know and love.
 

Project Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gghPrzHSNHg&feature=youtu.be


Name of Student(s): Grant Schroeder, Isaac Thomas, and John Butler

Team #: 8
Presentation - 1:30 pm
Room #: 2

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Name of Project: Design of Arm Fitness Machines
Description:
A design of a paper project to analyze exercise machines for the biceps and triceps. The analysis covers the machines themselves, the motions they promote for the users, and a comparison to their free weight equivalent. The analysis will cover the pros and cons of performing each type of exercise in achieving the goal of gaining strength in the targeted muscle groups. A recommendation is then given on which type of exercise, machine or free weights, the students prefer.


Project Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfeAw8QEBes&feature=emb_logo


Name of Student(s): Kiefer Bertsch and Jonathan Barnett

Team #: 9
Presentation - 2:00 pm
Room #: 2

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Name of Project: Craniofacial Stapler
Description:
Capstone project for biomedical engineering major design track, craniofacial stapler group. Stapler for Le Fort I procedure to fixate plates across maxilla osteotomy in a faster process than what is currently in place. To cut down on operating room time a staple system is to be used instead of the current screw system. A handheld disposable stapler designed is to be mechanically activated by a single user to a primed position. After the primed position is engaged stapler fires via trigger activation by the user.


Project Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw7v1iQNVT4&feature=youtu.be


Name of Student(s): Samuel Campbell, Daniel Neuhaus, Connor Brady, Yuanjing Xu, and Gustavo Lamascid

Team #: 10
Presentation - 2:30 pm
Room #: 2

Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology
Name of Project: MET BUV
Description:
The BUV Bearcats, a volunteer student organization, designs and builds low-cost utility vehicles. We are designing a Basic Utility Vehicle (BUV) to aid less developed countries meet their general needs. The vehicle needs to be durable, inexpensive, efficient, and low-maintenance.

Project Demo

https://youtu.be/u5JIlVtntKg

https://youtu.be/L8wTaqcIb_k

https://youtu.be/angoc8_qgpw


Name of Student(s): Andrew Hanshaw, Eric Gallagher, Sean Campbell, and Jacob Rutherford

Team #: 11
Presentation - 12:00 pm
Room #: 3

Major: Electrical Engineering
Name of Project: UC-Themed Pinball Machine
Description:
Our Senior Design project was to design and fabricate a custom UC-themed pinball machine. Custom designed circuit boards were created to drive the mechanical pinball components provided by Stern Pinball. A custom pinball cabinet and playfield was also fabricated to house these components and incorporate UC-themed aesthetics.
 

Project Demo

https://rutherjd.wixsite.com/uc200pinball/project-presentation


Name of Student(s): Ben Merk, Stephen Fleck, Jun Li, and Wu Yi

Team #: 12
Presentation - 1 pm
Room #: 3

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Name of Project: O2 Urban Farms Water Filter
Description:
The purpose of this project is to create a water filtration system to benefit O2 Urban Farms: an aquaponics farm in the Cincinnati area. Using the science of aquaponics, O2 Urban Farms operates an indoor ecosystem that consists of leafy vegetables and a large population of fish. The plants are grown in troughs of water under electric lighting. Water containing waste from the fish tanks circulates through the system to provide the plants with nutrients. A team of UC mechanical engineering students worked to design and test a filter system to remove excess solid waste and improve the water quality for the aquaponics system.
 

Project Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYeHBz0-MQo&feature=youtu.be


 

Name of Student(s): Kellen Crosby, Alison Garbo, and Sepideh Shanehsaz

Team #: 13
Presentation - 1:30 pm
Room #: 3

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Name of Project: Affordable Sterilization
Description:
Our capstone group partnered with Village Life Outreach Project to assess and improve the sterilization process of a clinic in Tanzania. Our goal was to design a system the sterilizes and maintains sterility of stainless steel analog medical devices for use in developing countries.

The trip to deliver the system was canceled by COVID-19, but we were able to deploy part of our system in Cincinnati to sterilize N95 Masks.

Project Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wooyNt9Dg_M&feature=youtu.be


Name of Student(s): Bennett Breese, Drew Scott, Jeffery Shagena, and George Reichert

Team #: 14
Presentation - 2:30 pm
Room #: 3

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Name of Project: Tethered Quadcopter
Description:
A tethered quadcopter using a fuzzy logic force feedback controller. The quadcopter is steered by the tether. The quadcopter attempts to maintain a constant attitude and tension in the tether. The project includes both simulation and hardware work.
 

Project Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQUbZ6kd6-E


Name of Student(s): Lauren Williams, Mary Dickman, Hailey Tippet, and Christina Harmon

Team #: 15
Presentation - 12:00 pm
Room #: 4

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Name of Project: QL+ Scooter Cover
Description:
The sponsor of this project is Quality of Life Plus. This is an organization that works with U.S. veterans to help improve their lives. Our challenger, Mike, has asked for a convertible scooter cover that will attach to his scooter and go over his head with the press of a button. The cover is battery powered and relies on an actuator for movement.
 

Project Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE-sXizNLAQ&feature=youtu.be


 

Name of Student(s): Erik Close and Connor McCord

Team #: 16
Presentation - 2:00 pm
Room #: 4

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Name of Project: Modular Surgical Enclosure
Description:
The Modular Surgical Enclosure (MSE) is a medical device intended to function as a sterile operating field for Carpal Tunnel Release (CTR) procedures. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) has become an increasingly prevalent problem in the United States, at an average rate of 10 procedures per 10,000 individuals with significant variation due to age and gender, as the American workforce moves toward technology-centric jobs. Additionally, a relationship has been found between a loss of positive pressure, often by the opening and closing of doors, and an increase in surgical site infections. The MSE intends to alleviate the stress on operating room scheduling by allowing CTR procedures to take place in outpatient clinics, reduce the cost of procedure by limiting the facilities and staff required for a CTR procedure, and decrease the rate of nosocomial infections caused by a loss in positive pressure from frequent door use. The MSE prototype features a dual-layer wall for maintenance of sterility and structural support, an inflatable patient portal to restrict patient blood flow and hold the patient’s arm in place, two sets of surgeon sleeves to allow for medical staff access into the enclosure with limited scrubbing requirements, and an air exchange system to circulate air through the enclosure and maintain a positive pressure. The MSE is designed to disrupt the market for CTR procedures by introducing a mobile sterile field to use in outpatient clinics, and the prototype constructed is a significant waypoint in the process toward bringing the device to market.

Project Demo

http://youtu.be/pt6KXn7I9DM


Name of Student(s): Nathan Barry, Maria Koenig, Irene Mysonhimer, Samuel Paynter, and Ryan Rice

Team #: 17
Presentation - 12:00 pm
Room #: 5

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Name of Project: 3D Printing Mobile Robot
Description:
Our senior design project focused on designing a mobile 3D printing robot. This project was started this year so we were responsible for the research and development of this concept. We conducted research on current 3D printing techniques and current 3D printing robots. From there we agreed on a design and modeled it in CAD. We then performed an FEA analysis on the model and created an animation to show how it will work.


Project Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExO3jy6GHX0&feature=youtu.be


Name of Student(s): Vasu Bhog, ChaoYang Zhu, Chunjie Pan

Team #: 18
Presentation - 2:30 pm
Room #5

Major: Computer Science
Name of Project: Driver 2.0
Description:
Billions of people drive on the road with no assistance from smart devices to aid them, resulting in the continuous increase of crashes over the decades. Our project aims at creating a simple device that uses computer vision and machine learning to detect distracted drivers and conditions on the road. This will decrease the probability of crashes, as well as increase the awareness of the driver.
 

Project Demo

https://youtu.be/xYhKiHg3Ybs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWGgYMlftgw

Employers

Employers will be actively involved in judging the senior design projects. Their goal is to identify the best and the most creative capstone project created by the graduating seniors of UC.

Employers and students at CEAShowcase

Sponsors

The sponsors will responsible to fund and help in making the event run as smooth as possible. They play a vital role in successfully running this event.  We would like to give a big thanks to our Sponsors: Ellison Surface Technologies, Mazak Corp. Marathon Petroleum, and Motz Engineering! This wouldn't be possible without you!

Judges

The judges are required to look closely at all displayed projects and make their best decision to rank the top 3 designs. The judges position are open for all esteemed industry members who would like to score the senior designs from 12:00pm-3:00pm on the day of event (April 17th 2020).

Students

This event is made by students for students! Graduating seniors will have a chance to show off their dedication and commitment to their Senior Design Capstone Projects. They will present their projects from 12-3pm on Friday, April 17th in a virtual thirty minute time block.

Student projects from CEAShowcase

 

Contact Us

The CEAShowcase is organized by the Engineering & Applied Science Tribunal and Tau Beta Pi.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at ceashowcase2020@gmail.com. Thank you.