Capstone Design@Mines Senior Showcase

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This spring, we featured over 60 student team projects in electrical, environmental, civil, mechanical, and design engineering. Winners are listed below

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Our Capstone clients and sponsors provide project ideas, technical guidance, industry expertise, and often financial support. 

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CAPSTONE DESIGN SHOWCASE WINNERS

Below are our esteemed winners throughout the recent past. Plaques bearing the names of these winners can be seen in Brown Building, across from Blaster’s Brew and adjacent to the staircase on the main level.

2020 Spring Design Showcase Winners

1st Place Overall: Water Drone – Propulsion, Steering, and Guidance System (F19-35)

Team Members:

    • Kendrick Au
    • Alex Fryer
    • Evan Lim
    • Alec Mullen
    • Walter Pennington
    • TomHenry Reagan

Client: Pinyon Environmental
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Robin Steele

2nd Place Overall (tie):

Optimizing for Additive Manufacturing – #2 (F19-41) – Project Results are Confidential

Team Members:

    • Mitchell Keeler
    • Christian Tello
    • Mitchell Halloran
    • Nathan Jantzen
    • Forrest Long
    • Eric Smoorenburg
    • Douglas Meredith

Client: Milwaukee Tool
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Kristy Csavina and Prof. Robin Bullock 

Formable Mouse (F19-56)

Team Members:

    • Tyler Bacon
    • Cole Boyd
    • Gabriel De Souza
    • Jacob Humphrey

Client: Bud Rockhill
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Abd A. Arkadan and Prof. Robin Bullock 

3rd Place Overall: Sip and Puff Wheelchair Training Suite (F19-42)

Team Members: 

    • Benjamin Hoppes
    • Adam Morgan
    • Daryus Patel
    • Allison Tanner

Client: Craig Hospital
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Robin Steele

2020 Spring Design Showcase Special Awards

Best of Innovation : RockSat-X (F19-07)
Team Members:

  • Bri Treffner
  • Bradley Jesteadt
  • Nik Geschwentner
  • Kaylee Cuyler
  • Mark Gilliland
  • Graham Braly
  • Brandon Hinkle

Client: Colorado Space Grant Consortium
Faculty Advisors: James Beseda (Capstone Project Advisor), Professor Angel Abbud-Madrid (Space Grant Project Advisor)

Best of Societal Impact / Human Systems: EV Wireless Charger using Recycled Materials (F19-46)
Team Members:

  • Jacob Blahovec
  • Dylan Cholak
  • Colin Dubnik
  • Ian Durgin
  • Jacquelene Erickson
  • Elenya Grant
  • Timothy Ludwig
  • Dane Van Tol

Client: Dr. Ahmed Mohamed, Electrical Engineering Research Engineer in the Advanced Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure Group at NREL
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Abd Arkadan

Best of Proof-of-Concept: Automated Trimming Process Dog Toy Manufacturing – #2 – Project Results are Confidential (F19-34)
Team Members:

  • Lucas Ciacco
  • Bailey Hall
  • Curtis Robbins
  • Taron Ruzanski
  • Blake Simpson
  • Anthony Spallino

Client: Kong Company
Faculty Advisor: Sue Anderson

Best of Website Design & Engagement (tie)
AISC Steel Bridge Team 2 (F19-02)

Team Members:

  • Clara Berner
  • James Doyle
  • Eli Evers
  • Gabriel Hegarty
  • Neil Isales Jr.
  • Hayley Siedlik

Client: Kiewit
Faculty Advisors: Jeffrey Holley and David Grimm

Adaptive Seating System for Use on Sleds-HCDS (F19-15.2)
Team Members:

  • Naya Ziegler
  • Margaux Wheeler
  • Gabe Maestas
  • Griffin Stanton
  • Ryan Meraux
  • Nick Gardner

Client: Tamra Logan
Faculty Advisors: Joel Bach & Chelsea Salinas

2020 Spring Broader Impacts Essay Winners

1st Place (Tie):      TomHenry Reagan

Essay: The Case Against Facial Recognition

1st Place (Tie):    Gabriel De Souza

Essay: The Sad World in Your Back Pocket

2nd Place:    Dominique Vogel

Essay: Impacting Developing Cultures to Create Effective Medical Devices

2019 Fall Design Showcase Winners

1st Place:      S19-14: The Bionic: All-in-One Penile Prosthetic

Team: Gary Stimson, Ian Macwithey, Ira Weyand, Ryan Zamora

Advisor: Dr. Kristoph Kinzli

Sponsor: Alex Just, Transthetics

 

2nd Place:     S19-01: Pine Valley Ranch Park Drainage Project

Team: Caleb Dotten, Ari Fernandez, Jessica Kehres, Daniel Lee, Sean O’Dell, Abigail Paul

Advisor: Dr. Kristoph Kinzli

Sponsor: Jefferson County Open Space

2019 Fall Design Showcase Special Awards

Best of Award for Societal Impact:        S19-04: Geothermal Power Supply Sub-System

Team: Benjamin Thompson, Gretchen Ohlhausen, Mystic Currey, Melissa Breathwaite, Colum Marshall

Advisor: Emily Sievers

Sponsor: Jim Stoddard

Best of Award for Professionalism:       S19-01 Pine Valley Ranch Park Drainage Project

Team: Caleb Dotten, Ari Fernandez, Jessica Kehres, Daniel Lee, Sean O’Dell, Abigail Paul

Advisor: Dr. Kristoph Kinzli

Sponsor: Jefferson County Open Space

Best of Award for Innovation:                 S19-14: The Bionic: All-in-One Penile Prosthetic

Team: Gary Stimson, Ian Macwithey, Ira Weyand, Ryan Zamora

Advisor: Dr. Kristoph Kinzli

Sponsor: Alex Just, Transthetics

Best of Award for Proof-of-Concept:      S19-21: Demagnetizer to Levitate Medical Cannula

Team: Dylan McClain, River Weiss, Jordan Green, Victoria Bennett, Nicole Nguyen

Advisors: Antonie Vandenberge, Kevin Miles, Joel Davis

Sponsor: Prof. Terry Lowe

2019 Fall Broader Impacts Essay Winners

1st Place:       Willie Konishi

Essay:  Robbing Water Banks Until They Go Dry

2nd Place:      Gabe Taylor

Essay:  Plastic? The Problem?

3rd Place:       Clayton Oehrlein

Essay:  Electric Vehicles: Watts the hype about?

2019 Spring Design Showcase Winners

1st Place:      F18-16: Bio-Itza Eco-Cottages

Meghan Anderson, Noah Au-Yeung, Lukas Erickson, Maggie Guinta, Rebecca Jewell, Spencer Schrandt, Blake Standley, Dorothy Walch

Advisor: Robin Steele

Sponsor: Michelle Roark / Mike Hormell

 

2nd Place:     F18-27: Accessible Welding Table

Brennan King, Wyatt Kinion, Joshua Lee, Weston Stong

Advisor: Kristy Csavina

Sponsor: Craig 

3rd Place:     F18-44: Tall Wood Building – Shake & Bake

Aleesha Busch, Katie Christy, Jack Martin-Linsley, Daniel McGettigan, Jared Phillips, Ian Turner

Advisor: Eric Bonnema

Sponsor: Shiling Pei, Colorado School of Mines

2019 Spring Design Showcase Special Awards

Most Innovative Design:        F18-05: NASA Robotic Mining Competition

Team: Gavin Baird, Luke Bowersox, Benjamin Burckel, Jacob Drozdowicz, Frederico Rosendo, John Fuller, Carlita Gorham, Adam Marcinkowski, Colby Moxham, Lewis Setter, Zachary Trott, Olivia West

Advisor: David Dickson

Sponsor: NASA & Mines Space Resources

Most Professional Team:       F18-24: Prosthetic Arm Shooting Assistance

Team: Jonathan Heier, Johanna Henry, Chanise Hoffmann, Kassidy Knutson

Harrison Koh, Averie Mansfield

Advisor: Sue Anderson

Sponsor: Quality of Life Plus

Societal Impact/Human Systems Award:    F18-21: Water Purification and Conveyance System

Team: Davies Alongo, Denise Beltran, Rachel Chaggaris , John Clary, Griffin Mulvaney, Acacia Ortiz

Advisor: Mark Florida

Sponsor: Freshwater Project International

2019 Broader Impacts Essay Winners

1st Place:      Anne Coleman

Essay: Running Through Chinese Villages

2nd Place:    Sean Smith

Essay:  The Dangers of Artificial Intelligence Based Facial Recognition

3rd Place:   Wyatt Ellis

Essay: Toilet-to-Tap

2018 Design Showcase Winners

1st Place:      F17-31: Smart Home Monitoring System

Emily Nielsen, Garret DeCarlo, Siji Abraham, Nick Zdeb, Brian LaPorta, Zifan Wang, Karl Samuelsen

Advisor: Jeffrey Meurer

2nd Place:     F17-12: Recumbent Trike Loading Device

  Daniel DeCino, Brian Froechtenigt, Marc Hauser, Tim Kelvin, Harrison LaVenue, Cameron Maxey, Robert Schreibman

Advisor: Robin Bullock

Sponsor: Quality of Life Plus

3rd Place:     F17-30: Winglet for PC-12 Aircraft

Arthur Wolf Whitehead, Jacob Englehart, Jason Van Hare, John Fischer, Matej Cernosek, Spencer DeWitt, Sarah Person

Advisor: Robert Huehmer

Sponsor: Sierra Nevada Corporation

2018 Design Showcase Special Awards

Most Innovative Design:        F17-01: Downhole Tractor

Team: Trevor Antrim, Sean Bell, Christopher Campbell, Chris􀆟an Peterson, Frederico Rosendo, Trevor Thompson

Advisor: Tom Cilke

Sponsor: Dr. Will Fleckenstein

Most Professional Team:       F17-02: Laser Confocal Microscopy for 3D Printed Metal Parts 

Team: Brennen Burke, Keith Mody, Keaton Scheffler, Caleb Schelle, John Strang, Samuel Vaughn, Hannah Wright

Advisor: Dr. Aaron Stebner

Sponsor: ADAPT

Societal Impact/Human Systems Award:    F17-13d: More Comfortable Shorty Sockets

Team: George Hunsinger, Josh Glanzer, Abby Reuland, Adam Lain

Advisor: Dr. Joel Bach

Sponsor: Quality of Life Plus

2018 Broader Impacts Essay Winners

1st Place:      Sam DeAngelo

Essay: Smartphones and the Human Addiction

2nd Place:    Calvin Swanson

Essay:  Human Datafication and Algorithm-Based Society: An Unprecedented Threat to Democracy

3rd Place:    Barathwaj Murali

Essay: Broader Impacts: Individuality in Engineering

Formerly known as Trade Fair, the Capstone Design@MINES Showcase highlights undergraduate engineering education in the Civil, Mechanical, Environmental and Electrical Engineering programs. This semi-annual event offers students an opportunity to present the real-world, client-driven project work that they have completed over the course of their senior year.

Never attended the Design Showcase before? Check out the pictures from past events, download programs from prior years, and get information on parking. 

Mines Innovation Week

The Capstone Design@Mines Showcase is proud to be part of the 2019 Mines Innovation Week! Please join us for 7 days of exciting events highlighting talent and scholarship centered on innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit. All events are free and open to the public, unless noted. We look forward to seeing you there!