Miami Regionals Engineering Technology Seniors Present Research and Design Projects

Miami University Regionals' Engineering Technology students will present their senior design projects at a public event from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Friday, April 27 at the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center on the Hamilton campus.

Senior design teams will conduct major open-ended research and design projects over the course of two semesters. Elements of the design process include research, establishment of objectives, budgeting, synthesis, analysis, and evaluation. Real-world constraints such as economical and societal factors, marketability, ergonomics, safety, aesthetics, and ethics are also integral parts of the capstone.

First picture is a blue corvette. Second picture is of 3 men working on a wind turbine. Third picture is of a man welding. Forth picture is of 3 men with the go-cart they have created.


 Student presentation topics included in Room A are:

  • 9:30 a.m., Conversion of a 2008 Z06 Corvette to Run on E85 Fuel – Corvette, by students Jared Swain, Lewis Wellman and Marissa Shaffer.
  • 10 a.m., Reclaimed Water Irrigation System- Mane Inc. by students Ben Timpe, Chuck Denny and Shawn Anderson.
  • 10:30 a.m.,  Power Transmission Components Lifecycle Testing Device – Honeywell Intelligrated Products, by students Austin Oakley and Ben Glazier.
  • 11 a.m., Drop Weight Impact Tester (TUP) for Plastic Drainage Pipe – ADS by students Corey Jackson and Nick Mathis.
  • 11:30 a.m., Aerodynamics and Fluid-Structure Interactions in a Wind Tunnel – Miami University*, by students Andrew Shaffer, Clayton Costello and Danny Kuhn.
  • 1:30 p.m., Mold Loading and Unloading Device Manufacturing Thermoplastic Corrugated Pipe - ADS, by students Aaron Watkins, Ricardo Ugas and Ryan Bernhardt.
  • 2:00 p.m., Hydraulic Power Pack for FlexArm Tapping Unit, by students Andrew Stechschulte, Hayden Pottkotter and Tyler Heitmeyer (Rhodes State College).
  • 2:30 p.m., Powder/Purge Separator, by students Blake Downer, Kyle Dew and Travis Harra (Washington State Community College).
  • 3:00 p.m., Composite Hot Tub Prototype - RL Industries*, by students Dylan Orsborne, Eric Lucas and Shawn Hawkins.
  • 3:30 p.m., Shopping Cart Retrieval System, by students Ethan Shearer and KayLynn Harrington.
  • 4:00 p.m., 3-Axis Pick and Place Robot, by students James Haley and Kyle Moon.

Student presentation topics included in Room B:

  • 9:30 a.m., Torsion Tester – Miami University*, by students Brain Ward, Henri Mel and Ethan Celuch.
  • 10 a.m., 3D Printer Filament Extruder – Miami University* by students Aaron Duerk, Greg Corthell and Jack Chambers.
  • 10:30 a.m., : Home Automation, by students Chintan Patel and Samuel Humbert (Cincinnati State Technical and Community College).
  • 11 a.m., Whirlpool Poly Film Scoring by students Kyle Rhoad and Lauryn Vermillion (Rhodes State College).
  • 11:30 a.m., Instructional Robot Arm, by students Eric Harper, Evan Tate and Gary Campbell.
  • 1:30 p.m., Industrial Internet-of-Things for Monitoring and Troubleshooting, by students Ben Schott, Josh Lentz and Skyler Hill (Zane State College).
  • 2:00 p.m., Electric Go-Kart Conversion, by students Ethan Mckee and Phil Cohen (Zane State College).
  • 2:30 p.m., Conveyor Belt System for PLC Education, by students Brandon Carrier, Deshaun Williams and Nathan Davis (Columbus State Community College).
  • 3:00 p.m., Drone Collision Avoidance System, by students Corey Thimmes, Dustin Flint and Kevin Theuer (Columbus State Community College).
  • 3:30 p.m., Distributed Wireless Control System Integration for Motoman SV3 Robot Work Cell, by students Alpha Diaby, Kyle Turner, Rostand Wamba.
  • 4:00 p.m., Water Level Control System for a Steam Cooker Appliance, by student Eric Dean (Edison State Community College).

Student presentation topics included in Room C:

  • 9:30 a.m., Automated Bottling System Upgrade, by students Cody Hess, Richard Kazda, William Lane.
  • 10 a.m., Autonomous Robotic Personal Assistant, by students Erik Miller and Obieda Abulubad (North Central State College).
  • 10:30 a.m., Self-Adjusting Shock Absorber for a Sprint Car by students Andrew Bargo, Kyle Peters, and Trevor Pryor (North Central State College).
  • 11:00 a.m., Caster Durability Test Machine – Sauder Manufacturing, by students Hunter Clingaman and Jacob Carpenter (Northwest State Community College).
  • 11:30 a.m., Robotic Coyote Decoy, by students Jerrod Abel and Michael Hurd (Columbus State Community College).
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gary Drigel at or Mert Bal at Miami University Regionals' Hamilton Campus is located at 1601 University Blvd.