Mechanical Engineering Capstone Senior Projects

Fri, May 1, 5pm - Tue, May 12, 2020 5pm

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This spring, the mechanical engineering seniors present their capstone projects online. Projects range from a wearable drug delivery device for fighting the opioid epidemic, smart residential hydronic gardens, an unmanned aerial vehicle that assists fighting wildfires, to a better fitting and more effective face mask for medical workers and the public. See descriptions for all 11 projects with links to explore interactive content online.

“We wish we could invite the Cooper community to our annual ME Capstone Senior Projects Poster Session as we normally do every spring," says Melody Baglione, professor and George Clark Chair of Mechanical Engineering. "Since this is not possible, we put together this Spring 2020 Virtual Showcase which highlights the collective efforts of our students to design solutions addressing societal needs. By moving the showcase online, our community can still explore the ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness in our students’ design projects and provide feedback.”

To keep with the department's tradition of providing students feedback, please share thoughts about the various design projects online. Additionally, the department is asking reviewers to vote for best project showcase. Voting for best project will close on May 12 and the best projects will be announced on May 14.

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