Capstone Design@Mines Senior Showcase

December 1, 2022

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Student Center
Colorado School of Mines Campus
1616 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401

Open to the Public

Project Summaries

This past spring, we featured nearly 70 student team projects in electrical, environmental, civil, mechanical, and design engineering. View project summaries from past years, as well as this year’s winners here. 

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

Spring 2022 Senior Design Winners Press Release

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.

2022 Spring Design Showcase Winners

Spring 2022 Winners Press Release

1st Place Overall: Active Gravity Offload Rig for Rover Testing

Team Members:

  • Cole Binder
  • Jeffrey Hostetter
  • Max Kowalczyk
  • Benjamin Linehan
  • Henry Mizer
  • Danielle Mullen
  • Sydney Purdom
  • Emily Rago

Client: Peter Wilson (Lunar Outpost), Colby Moxham (Lunar Outpost), Angel Abbud-Madrid, and Center for Space Resources

Faculty Advisors: Profs. Donna Bodeau, Oyvind Nilsen, Darren McSweeney, and Jeffrey Ackerman

2nd Place Overall (Tied): Mobility and Safety Solutions

Team Members:

  • Keaton Anderson
  • Aidan Bradley
  • Kevin Eaton
  • Morgan Trexler
  • Lucas Utke

Client: Craig Hospital

Faculty Advisors: Profs. Kristine Csavina and Patrick Wagner

2nd Place Overall (Tied): Tool Time: Design for Additive Manufacturing & Materials Optimization

Team Members:

  • Devin Aragon
  • Forrest Getz
  • Trevor Gill
  • Nick Wilkins

Client: Milwaukee Tool

Faculty Advisors: Profs. Kristy Csavina, Garrison Hommer, Craig Brice, Mitchell Keeler, Jonathan Winter, Bryson Wilcox, and Zachary Bernaden

3rd Place Overall: Smart Energy Monitoring

Team Members: 

  • Brent Misare
  • Perry Rodenbeck
  • Brett P. Shearer
  • Nicklaus Zimkas

Client: Dr. Werner Kuhr, Director of Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Faculty Advisors: Profs. Kelly Pickering, Darren McSweeney, and Chris Coulston

4th Place Overall: Farm Irrigation in Haiti

Team Members: 

  • Bijan Chamanbahar
  • Zoe Gregoire
  • Cooper Henry
  • Carson Introligator
  • Ciara O’Grady
  • Allison Palmer
  • Zane Prose
  • Linus Stroik
  • Grant te Velde

Client: Engineering for Hope

Faculty Advisors: Profs. Alina Handorean and Marie Stettler Kleine

5th Place Overall: Innovation Hub Guide Robot

Team Members: 

  • Harrison Baer
  • Samuel Bair
  • Samuel Clay
  • Hunter Carlson
  • Andrew Davis
  • Dylan Eck
  • Noah Kuzma
  • Matthew Leehan
  • Emma Peterson
  • Jakob Pigati
  • Josh Thompson
  • Julian Reyonolds
  • Kyle Sanchez
  • Conall Saxena

Client: Yosef Allam and Colorado School of Mines

Faculty Advisors: Prof. Scott Wrenick

2022 Spring Design Showcase Special Awards

Best of Innovation: Active Gravity Offload Rig for Rover Testing

Team Members:

  • Cole Binder
  • Jeffrey Hostetter
  • Max Kowalczyk
  • Benjamin Linehan
  • Henry Mizer
  • Danielle Mullen
  • Sydney Purdom
  • Emily Rago

Client: Peter Wilson (Lunar Outpost), Colby Moxham (Lunar Outpost), Angel Abbud-Madrid, and Center for Space Resources

Faculty Advisors: Profs. Donna Bodeau, Oyvind Nilsen, Darren McSweeney, and Jeffrey Ackerman

Best of Human Systems: Adaptive Downhill Racer

Team Members: 

  • Trent Dykema
  • Zachary Hoffman
  • Cora McCanlies
  • Melissa Pinson
  • Jessica Sigler
  • Daily Valdez
  • Kevin Zapanta

Client: Mines Human Centered Design Studio

Faculty Advisors: Profs. Chelsea Salinas, Joel Bach, and Sue Anderson

Best of Societal Impact: Sustainable Power Systems

Team Members:

  • Dahlia Byles
  • Kevin Greene
  • David Koehnke
  • Matthew Larivee
  • Andrew Zakhem

Clients: Net Zero 5280 (NZ5280)

Faculty Advisor: Profs. Leslie Light and Tim Ohno

Best of Proof-of-Concept: Tool Time: Design for Additive Manufacturing & Materials Optimization

Team Members:

  • Devin Aragon
  • Forrest Getz
  • Trevor Gill
  • Nick Wilkins

Client: Milwaukee Tool

Faculty Advisors: Profs. Kristy Csavina, Garrison Hommer, Craig Brice, Mitchell Keeler, Jonathan Winter, Bryson Wilcox, and Zachary Bernaden

2022 Spring Broader Impacts Essay Winners

1st Place: Seth Deibert

                       Essay: ​What About the Space Junk

2nd Place: James Talbott

Essay: The Current, Current War: The Shortcomings of Alternating Current

3rd Place (Tied): Faylyn Bruecken

Essay: Water’s Weight

3rd Place (Tied): Trevor Gill

Essay: Environmental Sustainability of Manufacturing

2021 Fall Design Showcase Winners

Fall 2021 Winners Press Release

1st Place Overall: Small Animal Fluorescent Imaging System

Team Members:

  • Allen DeGroot
  • Lydia Jameson
  • Kramer Kilroy
  • Michael Smith
  • Robert Smith

Client: Kevin Cash, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Faculty Advisors: Profs. Yosef Allam and Chris Coulston

2nd Place Overall (Tied): EduCAN

Team Members:

  • Salwa Aletani
  • Mia Donato
  • Sean Gilpatrick
  • Shu Ee Ong
  • Galen Stevenson

Client: Colorado School of Mines Humanitarian Engineering Program

Faculty Advisors: Profs. Kevin Moore and Antonie Vandenberge

2nd Place Overall (Tied): Aerial Drone for Wildfire Detection

Team Members:

  • Natalie Brooker
  • Joshua Callaghan
  • Tucker Vana
  • Joshua Watson

Client: Kevin Moore and Colorado School of Mines Humanitarian Engineering Program

Faculty Advisors: Profs. Ray Zhang, John Spear and Yosef Allam

3rd Place Overall: Adaptive Saddle

Team Members: 

  • Madison Flodquist
  • Marion Hohn
  • Alexa Kinch
  • Mason Pierce
  • Flint Sheffield
  • Lindsey Welch

Client: Mines Human Centered Design Studio

Faculty Advisors: Profs. Chelsea Salinas, Joel Bach, and Sue Anderson

4th Place Overall: Glenwood Springs Drainage Mapping Project

Team Members: 

  • Krystal Baucum
  • Estefani Bustos-dena
  • Stephanie Caulk
  • Reese Dyer
  • Benjamin Sellman

Client: Jessica Bowser and the City of Glenwood Springs

Faculty Advisors: Profs. Kristoph Kinzli, Chelsea Panos, and Jeffrey Holley

5th Place Overall: Artemis Lunar Surface Autonomous Transport System

Team Members: 

  • Luis Cisneros
  • Tate Holmes
  • Ryan Hunter
  • Dillon Kolstad
  • Marcin Koral
  • Nathaniel White
  • Anand Zorig

Client: Mines Aerospace Interest Group

Faculty Advisors: Profs. Yosef Allam, Angel Abbud-Madrid, and Xiaoli Zhang

2021 Fall Design Showcase Special Awards

Best of Innovation: Small Animal Fluorescent Imaging System

Team Members:

  • Allen DeGroot
  • Lydia Jameson
  • Kramer Kilroy
  • Michael Smith
  • Robert Smith

Client: Kevin Cash, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Faculty Advisors: Profs. Yosef Allam and Chris Coulston

Best of Human Systems: Adaptive Saddle

Team Members: 

  • Madison Flodquist
  • Marion Hohn
  • Alexa Kinch
  • Mason Pierce
  • Flint Sheffield
  • Lindsey Welch

Client: Mines Human Centered Design Studio

Faculty Advisors: Profs. Chelsea Salinas, Joel Bach, and Sue Anderson

Best of Societal Impact: Tetra Pak

Team Members:

  • Scott Crowner
  • Tyler Quinn
  • Jeanalee Schlabaugh

Clients: Retos and Diversa

Faculty Advisor: Profs. Garrett Mason and Scot Allen 

Best of Proof-of-Concept: Backpackable Modular Trail Bridge

Team Members:

  • Erik Allder
  • Zachary Drennan
  • Torin Hopkins-Arnold
  • Isaak Johnson

Client: Jeffco Open Space

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Kristoph Kinzli

 

 

2021 Fall Broader Impacts Essay Winners

1st Place: Galen Stevenson

                       Essay: ​The Unseen Cost of Green

2nd Place: Andrea Gonzalez

Essay: Nuclear Powers the Future

3rd Place: Benjamin Selph

Essay: Safety or Convenience: The Unprecedented Risk of Cloud-Based Infrastructure

2021 Spring Design Showcase Winners

Spring 2021 Winners Press Release

1st Place Overall: gestr Hazard Notification System

Team Members:

    • Maxwell Dumler
    • Nayef Haidar
    • Lucas King
    • Jonathon McNabb
    • Daniel Parr
    • Darrian Schade

    Client: Toby Dobaj, Augmented Sense Technologies

    Faculty Advisor: Prof. Robin Steele

2nd Place Overall: Ampeer (Transmission Line Loading Measurement Tool)

Team Members:

  • Jaden Ranzenberger
  • Lydia Manone
  • Cyrus Boushehri
  • Jacob Hoffer

Client: SR3 Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Donna Bodeau

3rd Place Overall: Paraplegic Climbing Rig

Team Members: 

  • Garron Tubbs
  • Lindsey Jin
  • Michelle Rugh
  • Rebecca Michalczyk
  • Ryan Kreigler
  • Shri Nandoor
  • Claire Edington
  • Mack Minnehan

Client(s): Adaptive Sports Center

Faculty Advisor: Drs. Chelsea Salinas and Sue Anderson

2021 Spring Design Showcase Special Awards

Best of Innovation: gestr Hazard Notification System

Team Members:

  • Maxwell Dumler
  • Nayef Haidar
  • Lucas King
  • Jonathon McNabb
  • Daniel Parr
  • Darrian Schade

Client: Toby Dobaj, Augmented Sense Technologies

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Robin Steele

Best of Human Systems: Safer Eating Utensil

Team Members:

  • Ryan Evans
  • Gabby Ferro
  • Michael Rickert
  • Tanya Escobedo

Client: Tamra & Birkley Logan 

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Chelsea Salinas 

Best of Societal Impact: Team Uganda Forever

Team Members:

  • Serena Daluz
  • Megan Dickson
  • Joseph Golter
  • Caroline Jeffords
  • Carlos Ramos
  • Viviana Verde

Client: Global Livingston Institute 

Faculty Advisor(s): Drs. Elizabeth Reddy and Alina Handorean

Best of Proof-of-Concept: Magnetically Steered Endoluminal Device

Team Members:

  • Chaney Brugman
  • Harry Dodwell
  • Lance Fausset
  • Henry Jenkins
  • William Liebelt
  • George Marchant
  • Grant Rawls

Client: Dr. Andrew Petruska

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Donna Bodeau

Best of Website Design & Engagement: Team Moose Safari – Mine Waste Stabilization

Team Members:

  • Jocelyn Johnson
  • Patrick Allan
  • Samuel Martin
  • John Walkup
  • Madysen Woltemath
  • Brett Yoder

Client: Maya MacHamer, Boulder Watershed Collective

Faculty Advisor(s): Drs. Alina Handorean and Elizabeth Reddy

 

2021 Spring Broader Impacts Essay Winners

1st Place: Kai Sakimoto

                       Essay: ​The Negative Impact of Single Stream Recycling

2nd Place: Daniel Parr

Essay: The Sobering Concerns of Voice-Enabled Technology

3rd Place: Anthony Kantzabedian

Essay: Flushable Wipes Need to Be Banned

2020 Fall Design Showcase Winners

1st Place Overall: Re-Volt: Recharging a Legacy​ 

Team Members:

  • Gracie Cole
  • Garrett Shirley
  • Layton Blankenship
  • Cesar Chacon
  • Mason Elliott
  • Luke Greenidge
  • Dylan Greenman
  • Loren Griffeth
  • Timothy Helmer
  • Brandon Horgan
  • Evie Oglesby
  • Maxwell Porter
  • Erin Smethers
  • Alex Vogel
  • Andrew Wood

Client: Gracie and Kevin Cole

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Yosef Allam

2nd Place Overall: Manufacturing Improvements for Military Avionics Cooling Chassis

Team Members:

  • Nicholas Navarro
  • Nick Mulay
  • Ryan Frederickson
  • R. Cole Miller
  • Erchis Erdenebat
  • Zack Amatelli
  • Greg Duncan

Client: Dr. Mario Saldana, (Roccor)

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Antonie Vandenberge

3rd Place Overall: Team Opera

Team Members: 

  • Rion Gipson-Hansen
  • Hunter Hodge
  • Nicholas (Nick) Kistler
  • Connor Stutsman-Plunkett

Client(s):

  • Eric Chin
  • Scott Dessens
  • Pat Pearce
  • The Central City Opera House Association

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Antonie (Tony) Vandenberge

4th Place Overall: Control Patrol

Team Members:

  • Austin Schwaderer 
  • Gage Gellerman
  • Jose Ibarra
  • Joshua Olson
  • Kevin Medina

Client: GeoStabilization International

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Antonie (Tony) Vandenberge

 

2020 Fall Design Showcase Special Awards

Best of Innovation: Control Patrol

Team Members:

  • Austin Schwaderer 
  • Gage Gellerman
  • Jose Ibarra
  • Joshua Olson
  • Kevin Medina

Client: GeoStabilization International

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Antonie (Tony) Vandenberge

Best of Societal Impact / Human Systems: Re-Volt: Recharging a Legacy​ 

Team Members:

  • Gracie Cole
  • Garrett Shirley
  • Layton Blankenship
  • Cesar Chacon
  • Mason Elliott
  • Luke Greenidge
  • Dylan Greenman
  • Loren Griffeth
  • Timothy Helmer
  • Brandon Horgan
  • Evie Oglesby
  • Maxwell Porter
  • Erin Smethers
  • Alex Vogel
  • Andrew Wood

Client: Gracie and Kevin Cole

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Yosef Allam

Best of Proof-of-Concept: Control Patrol

Team Members:

  • Austin Schwaderer 
  • Gage Gellerman
  • Jose Ibarra
  • Joshua Olson
  • Kevin Medina

Client: GeoStabilization International

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Antonie (Tony) Vandenberge

Best of Website Design & Engagement: Re-Volt: Recharging a Legacy​ 

Team Members:

  • Gracie Cole
  • Garrett Shirley
  • Layton Blankenship
  • Cesar Chacon
  • Mason Elliott
  • Luke Greenidge
  • Dylan Greenman
  • Loren Griffeth
  • Timothy Helmer
  • Brandon Horgan
  • Evie Oglesby
  • Maxwell Porter
  • Erin Smethers
  • Alex Vogel
  • Andrew Wood

Client: Gracie and Kevin Cole

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Yosef Allam

 

2020 Fall Broader Impacts Essay Winners

1st Place:  Magnolia Cook

                       Essay: ​Broader Impacts of Social Media and Targeted Content 

2nd Place:  Olivia Geesen

Essay: LA Aqueduct – Killing a Community for the Sake of a City

3rd Place:  Nicholas Gonzalez

Essay: A Positive Reaction to Nuclear Energy

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.

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