Wilkes University

ME Senior Projects

Spring 2022 Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Management Senior Project Presentations - Saturday, April 30, 2022 | 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.  | SLC 101

2022 Senior Projects

  • Active Ankle Prosthetic
  • Autonomous Algae Bioreactor
  • Autonomous Tundra Shield
  • Construction Aid Traffic Systems
  • Heavy Impact Training System
  • Hindsight
  • Pneumatic Stair Climbing Hand Truck
  • Rainwater Power Generation
  • Self-Sufficient Atmospheric Water Harvester
  • Snowmobot
  • Water Current Energy Generation
  • Wilkes Affordable Additive Massive Manufacturing
  • Wireless Deep Body Implant Charger

Spring 2022 Senior Project Presentations

The Spring 2022 ME/EGM/EE Senior Capstone Projects Presentations will take place Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m..

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Capstone Projects

Every graduating senior is required to complete ME/EGM 391 and 392, Senior Projects I and II.

This is a capstone course designed to synthesize all skills and knowledge students have learned as Wilkes mechanical engineering students and to demonstrate their capabilities to a general audience. Students work as members of a team to design and develop selected projects in the field of mechanical engineering under the direction of a faculty mentor.

The project team parallels that found in industry. Students accept roles according to their skills and specialties and contribute to make the team and project successful as a whole. Students are involved with their projects from concept to completion. Teams manage all aspects of the project, such as formulating the idea, transferring the design to paper, accounting for design constraints, adhering to standards and specifications, selecting materials, procuring products, considering economic factors, building the prototype, and presenting their results. Some projects have been so innovative and marketable that students have turned their ideas into successful businesses.

Spring 2022 Senior Projects Presentations

Saturday, April 30 | 8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Electrical Engineering & Physics and Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Management

8 - 9 a.m. | Breakfast

9 a.m. | Electrical Engineering Introduction

9:05 - 9:30 a.m. | Digital Neural Network

Redesign and demonstrate a selected preexisting DNN on high performance computers to reduce its architecture size while maintaining its performance.

9:30 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. | GeSn IR Photodetector

Design, fabricate and test a GeSn based photodetector compatible with current CMOS processes.

9:55 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Break

10:05 - 10:30 a.m. | Wireless Deep Body Implant Charger

Create a wireless charger to supply power to the implanted pacemaker.

10:30 - 10:55 a.m. | Wilkes Affordable Additive Massive Manufacturing

Create a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printer with a large volume for prototyping economical, large scale, rapid investment casting molds.

10:55 - 11:15 a.m. | Heavy Impact Training System

Boxing training dummy that has different sensors embedded to track the force, strain, etc. and provide real time training feedback.

11:15 - 11:35 a.m. | Water Current Energy Generation

Design an adjustable and portable system to produce electricity from water current.

11:35 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Lunch

12:30 - 12:50 p.m. | Rainwater Power Generation

Through the use of rainwater carried within spouts in Bangladesh, power generation will be possible through turbines to power batteries and small electronic devices.

12:50 - 1:10 p.m. | Autonomous Tundra Shield

Computer automated plant covering system to control light levels during the summer months of Alaska.

1:10 - 1:30 p.m. | Self-Sufficient Atmospheric Water Harvester

Maximize the amount of water that can be removed from the air in places where water is not readily available.

1:30 - 1:50 p.m. | Autonomous Algae Bioreactor

Design and construct a machine that captures carbon through the use of algae autonomously.

1:50 - 1:55 p.m. | Quick break

1:55 - 2:15 p.m. | Construction Aid Traffic Systems

The goal of this project is to design, build and test an automated traffic control device to make construction environments safer.

2:15 - 2:35 p.m. | Pneumatic Stair Climbing Hand Truck

An affordable, easy-to-use lift for a single person to safely lift heavy objects up stairs

2:35 - 2:55 p.m. | Snowmobot

The project involves an inexpensive method of clearing snow using a semi-autonomous robot capable of moving within a boundary.

2:55 - 3 p.m. | Quick break

3 - 3:20 p.m. | Hindsight

Attachable blind spot monitoring system for use during outdoor activities that increases the awareness of users and safety of these activities for those with impaired hearing.

3:20 - 3:40 p.m. | Activankle

Active Ankle Prosthetic is a lower limb prosthetic that will be fitted with an active ankle joint.

3:40 - 3:45 p.m. | Conclusion