Mechanical Engineering


Team Project Exhibits

The Mechanical Engineering capstone projects are on exhibit in the Engineering Building from 8:00 a.m. until noon. The exhibits are located in the 1200 hallway.

Admission is free and open to the public. Visitors are welcome.

Team Presentations

Throughout the morning, the capstone teams give formal presentations in Tower Room and Lake Superior Room of the MSU Union. The team that produces the most outstanding technical design project is presented with the Thomas Alva Edison Design Award; the team that gives the best technical project presentation receives the ME 481 Project Presentation Award.

Schedule of Presentations

Tower Room 

 Time       Sponsor    

8:00       MSU Department of Mechanical Engineering
Project: A Miniature Test Rig for Measuring Wind Power

8:25       MSU Department of Mechanical Engineering
Project: Design and Manufacturing of the Main Structure of a Modular Small Wind Turbine System and Its Blades

8:50       MSU Department of Mechanical Engineering
Project: Design and Manufacturing of a Continuous Transmission Variable System for Variable Wind Conditions

9:15        Louis Padnos Iron & Metal Company
Project: Manufacturing Design of a Product Diverter

9:40      Louis Padnos Iron & Metal Company
Project: Sensor Bar Alignment


Schedule of Presentations

Lake Superior Room 

 Time       Sponsor 

8:00       Dow Chemical
Project: Brine Seal Application for Reverse Osmosis Elements

8:25       Two Fourteen, LLC
Project: Motorcycle Oil Change Adapter

8:50       Shell Oil Company Heartwood School
Project: Mobile Sit to Stand Transfer Device for Heartwood School

9:15        General Motors MidMichigan Medical Center
Project: Steering Design of the Push Pull Recumbent Cycle

9:40        Break

10:00      Motorola
Project: Mobile Device with a Removable Stereo Wireless Headset

10:25       Whirlpool Corporation
Project: Controlled Rotation Spray System for the Middle Arm of a Dishwasher

10:50       Whirlpool Corporation
Project: Food Processor: Adjustable Blade Assembly

11:15       Whirlpool Corporation
Project: Thermal Storage System Design for a Refrigerator

11:40       Motorola Foundation Woodcreek Elementary School
Project: Geothermal Energy Demonstrator

12:05       The Appropriate Technology Collaborative
Project: A Battery for Solar Energy in the Developing World