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       American Hydromech
Project: Solid Particle Contaminant Test Stand

8:25       Robert Bosch, LLC
Project: Fuel Return Line Service Tool for Diesel Piezoelectric Injector Systems

8:50       Chrysler LLC
Project: Fron Seat Adjustable Armrest

9:15       Ford Motor Company
Project: Direct Connection of Fuel Vapor Hose

9:40      Break

10:00       Louis Padnos Iron & Metal Company
Project: Inductive Proximity Sensor

10:25       Whirlpool Corporation
Project: Adjustable Ice Level Control for an Ice Maker

10:50       Whirlpool Corporation
Project: Solar Powered Refrigerator

11:15       Whirlpool Corporation
Project: Variable Temperature Water Dispensing System

Schedule of Presentations

Engineering Building Room 1208

 Time       Sponsor  

8:30       Eaton Aerospace
Project: Fixture for Measuring Skewed Roller Bearing

9:00       EMD Technologies
Project: Smart Braking System for Strollers

9:30       Fiat Chrysler
Project: Design of a Compliant Fascia Support

10:00       ArcelorMittal
Project: Design of a Secure Facility Entry Gate

10:30       Robert Bosch
Project: Test Bench for Natural Gas Injector

11:00       Ford
Project: Pressure-Reactive Piston Engine

11:30      Gillbarco Veeder-Root

Project: Redesign of a Display Subassembly

Schedule of Presentations

Lake Superior Room 

 Time       Sponsor 

8:25       Nexteer Automotive
Project: Optimization of Torsion-Bar Component Design

8:50       Rennco LLC
Project: Lift Seal-Pouch Seal Validation

9:15        The Appropriate Technology Collaborative
Project: Solar Coffee Dryer

9:40        Break

10:00      Heartwood School
Project: Interactive Garden Additions

10:25       Heartwood School
Project: MOVE Delivery  Cart

10:50       Lansing Schools K-8 STEM Academy
Project: Year-Round Vericomposting Bin

11:15       Peckham
Project: Recyclable Fabric Defect Marking Methods