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 Lake Superior Room and Tower Room in the MSU Union.

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

Team Presentations

Throughout the morning, the capstone teams give formal presentations in the Lake Superior Room and Tower Room in 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

MSU Union, Lake Superior Room

 Time       Sponsor  

8:00       U.S. Air Force Small Engine Research Laboratory
Project: A Flexible Test-bed for Optimization of a Small Scale Engine Ignition

8:25       OG Services
Project: The Interchangeable Bottle and Cap

8:50       MSU Center for Orthopedic Research
Project: Force Neuromuscular Control of the Head

9:15       Student Alumni Foundation
Project: The “Cool Sparty” Project

9:40      Louis Padnos Iron & Metal Company
Project: Compressed Air Bar System

10:00       Break

10:20       The Kellogg Company
Project: Portable Dry Steam Cleaning System

10:50       The Kellogg Company
Project: Electrostatic Charging of Materials

11:15       Marvin E. Beekman Center – Shell Oil Company
Project: Adapted Seating Fore the Course

11:40       Woodcreek Elementary School – Shell Oil Company
Project: Solar Heated Vermicomposting Bin

Schedule of Presentations

MSU Union, Tower Room

 Time       Sponsor  

8:00       American Hydromech
Project: Electric Motor Driven Vacuum pump – Benchmark Study

8:25       Pepsi Beverages Company
Project: Mechanical Layer Picking Design for Shell Handling

8:50       Chrysler Group LLC
Project: Minivan/SUV Seat Feature Future Needs

9:15       Dow Chemical Company
Project: External Basement Insulation Paneling

9:40      Dow Chemical Company
Project: Interior Basement Insulation Panel

10:00       Break

10:20      Ford Motor Company
Project: GTDI Evaporative System Design Project

10:50       Ford Motor Company
Project: Hybrid Electric Vehicle Evaporative Emissions System

11:15       General Motors Company
Project: Redesigned Battery Seal for the Chevrolet Volt

11:40       Heartwood School – Shell Oil Company
Project: Sensory Garden Bridge