Mechanical Engineering Schedule

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 Engineering Building Rooms 1202, 1208 and 1300. 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

Engineering Building Room 1202

 Time       Sponsor    

8:30       CMS Energy
Project: Liquid Level Gauging System

9:00       ArcelorMittal
Project: Reduction of Cobbling in Pickle Line Choppers

9:30        EMD Technologies
Project: Enclosure Design for the Power Flame Torch

10:00       EMD Technologies
Project: Design of a Crib Air Manifold to Reduce SIDS

10:30       Continental AG
Project: Optimized Back Cover Design for Radar Sensors

11:00       Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Project: Vehicle Design Using Real World Drive Cycle Data

11:30       Environmental Protection Agency
Project: Road Speed Fan for Vehicle Dynamometer Tests

12:00       Gerdau Steel
Project: Camera Mount for a Vacuum Degasser

Schedule of Presentations

Engineering Building Room 1208

 Time       Sponsor  

8:30       Michigan AgrAbility
Project: Design of an Outdoor Wood Furnace Loader

9:00       Michigan AgrAbility
Project: Design of a Folding Step for a Tractor

9:30       Heartwood School
Project: Adaptable Gait Enhancement Device

10:00       Ford Motor Company
Project: Measurement of Driveshaft Joint Friction

10:30      Robert Bosch LLC
Project: Design of a Waste Heat Recovery System

11:00       CBS Solar
Project: Optimized Solar Panel Mount Design

11:30       Meritor, Inc.
Project: Simulator for Hybrid Electric Powertrains

12:00       Hitachi Automotive Systems
Project: Gasoline Direct Injection Test Controller

Schedule of Presentations

Engineering Building Room 1300

 Time       Sponsor 

8:30       MSU Department of Entomology and Application Insight
Project: Mist Cooling to Delay Budding in Apple Trees

9:00       Ingersoll Rand
Project: Design of an Improved Air Handling Inlet Hood

9:30       Ingersoll Rand
Project: Panel Mounting of HMI Fans in HVAC Units

10:00       Steelcase
Project: Part Hanging System for Automated Paint Lines

10:30       Tenneco Inc.
Project: Design of  Thermoacoustic Demonstrator

11:00       Tenneco Inc.
Project: Design of a Compact Mat Cutting Tool

11:30       Whirlpool Corporation
Project: Lid Initiated Detergent Dispenser for Washing Machines

12:00       Whirlpool Corporation
Project: Design of a Dryer Door Closure Fixture