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by Kenny Smith, Northeast TN Solutions Consultant
The Tickle College of Engineering at UT Knoxville hosted the inaugural Senior Design Showcase at the end of last month. The projects featured work from exemplary students in a variety of programs including engineering and business. UT CIS is proud to have been a part of several of those projects.
More than 125 teams of engineering students from all eight departments of the college were present to explain how they took real world challenges from their clients and came up with creative, innovative and practical solutions as a team. Senior design—also known as capstone design—is the final educational element that ties to together all the engineering, science and humanities learnings as the students transition to the next phase of their lives.
A few of the capstone projects are highlighted below. If you are interested in collaborating with UT faculty to address your challenges, call or email your local Solutions Consultant.
The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department sponsored a project that created a working connected/smart device that analyzes an athlete’s breathing during exercise and shows the results on an iPhone and Android device.
Inventory Management System
UT Industrial Engineering department students and staff established a new inventory replenishment system for T&T, a local biomedical startup company.
UT CIS supported two student teams to develop robotic systems to improve safety and throughput at Accu-Router, a custom CNC machine fabricator.
Large Scale Additive Manufacturing
Mechanical Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) students tackled a cutting edge additive manufacturing problem presented by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The students successfully conceptualized, design, built and programmed an “out of plane” printer to significantly reduce post process time and cost for tooling applications.
Congratulations to all of the students for a job well done! Watch a recap video of projects from this year's showcase.