Miami Regionals Engineering Technology Seniors Present Research and Design Projects

Miami University Regionals’ Engineering Technology students will be presenting their senior design projects at a public event from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center on the Hamilton campus. Lunch, Alumni Welcome, and awards ceremonies will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Student teams conducted major open-ended research and design projects.  Elements of the design process include the establishment of objectives, synthesis, analysis, and evaluation are integral parts of the capstone. Real-world constraints such as economical and societal factors, marketability, ergonomics, safety, aesthetics, and ethics are also integral parts of the capstone.  ENT 497: feasibility studies performed; ENT 498: implementation, testing, and production of the design. The Fleck Grant supported different projects for this event.

Photo 1: Student wearing safety glasses on the oversees their "Semi-active Shock Absorber ThyssenKrupp Bilstein" project. Photo 2: Student measures dry bamboo against their "Bamboo Electric Bike" project. Photo 3: "Autonomous Braking System" tested and implemented on a Go-Kart vehicle Photo 4: Faculty advisor and mentor Reza oversees the "Smart Trash" project with a student. Photo 5: Student with safety glasses overlooks the Keyence machine vision system titled "Vision System for Inline Inspection of Parts"

Student presentation topics included in Room A are:

  • 9:30 a.m., Streaming Education Classroom and Lab Software for Heat Transfer Course, by students Dan Wilson, Nicholas Kalmbach, Sabian Stevens
  • 10:00 a.m., Semi-active Shock Absorber, by students Connor Newcome, Steven Jones, Mark Regner
  • 10:30 a.m., Autonomous Braking System, by students Brad Fraley, Jerros Newton, John Caudill
  • 11:00 a.m., Hydraulic Brake Dynamometer, by students Andrew Schmidt, Kevin Leichliter, John Boadi
  • 11:30 a.m., Park Smart Solution Parking Trolley, by students Michael Erwin, Adam Bechtel, Kyle Jacob Smith
  • 1:30 p.m., Electric Drifting Trike, by students Alphonsus Akujobi, Kyle Louis Smith, Brandon Wetzel
  • 2:00 p.m., High Performance Electric Motorcycle, by students Jacob Speed, Joseph Vodzak, Tim Thompson
  • 2:30 p.m., Bamboo Electric Bike, by students Quentin Bowden, Steve Conlkin, Samantha Welch
  • 3:00 p.m., Updating Robot Platform for Engineering Education, by students Andrew Littlejohn, Okala Conrad, Valere Monthe
  • 3:30 p.m., Automated Transport Table, by students Alex Pinkerton and Noah Buck

Student presentation topics included in Room B:

  • 9:30 a.m., Installing and Programming a Robotic Vision System, by students Casey Calihan, Chase Jelliffe, Jacob Webb
  • 10:00 a.m., Tote Stacking and De-Stacking System, by students Ethan Parsons, Trey Thomas, Zach Miller
  • 10:30 a.m., Robot Arm for Camera Head, by students Brian Armstrong, Brian Bostleman, Misty Ankney
  • 11:00 a.m., Robot Vision System, by students Corinne Kissner and Kris Shoup
  • 11:30 a.m., Portable Automatic Ingredient Scaler, by students Jacob Turnwald, Jon Shivers, Russell Webster  
  • 1:30 p.m., Quality Through Automation, by students Seth Walker and William Lapthorn
  • 2:00 p.m., Pick and Place XYZ Robot, by students Alban Nana and Leonard Nsabimana  
  • 2:30 p.m., Vision System for Inline Inspection of Parts, by student Skylar Powell
  • 3:00 p.m., CNC Router Table, by students Brett Ceyler and Wesley Clark

Student presentation topics included in Room C:

  • 9:30 a.m., Smart Trash Monitoring System, by students Goshen Matoumbi, Nathaniel Anderson, and Thitibhorn Sobhanabhikul
  • 10:00 a.m., Occupancy Detection and Control, by students Aaron Maynard, Greg Hornberger, Nick Krauth
  • 10:30 a.m., Cost-Effective Surveillance System, by students Adam Davidson, Katrina Hilliard, Radouane Adnane
  • 11:00 a.m., Bluetooth Enabled Smart Lock for Residential Buildings, by students Aaron Barker, Ciara Knackstedt, Mason Dzugan
  • 11:30 a.m., The SmartKitchen by Lambda Technologies, John Whalen, Matthew Rana, Tiffany Fulton

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.