For the first time in the history of CEET, four of the Senior Design teams in this year’s program had students from the School of Art and Design in the College of Visual and Performing Arts on their teams to help the engineering teams with the aesthetics of their prototype designs.
Erin Crawford helped design the covers for Team 8 that designed a Robotic Mobility Walker along with electrical engineering and mechanical engineering students Colin Frank, Kyle Matthews, Joshua Keene, and Jayce Berggren.
Hal Brynteson worked with electrical engineering students Nick Roark, Mark Lanman, and Edward Lukas of Team 42 that took on the project Integration of an NAO Robot with an Autonomous Mobile Platform.
Daniel Ortiz helped mechanical and electrical engineering students Karen Gonzalez, Devon Daubert, Marko Kuljanin, and Jacob Mrozek with Team 16’s ROV3R – Robotic Guiding Device for People Who Are Blind.
Andrew Elston worked on Team 30’s design of a Robotic Exoskeleton for Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Exercise (Fourth Generation) with electrical engineering and mechanical engineering students Nicole Hoffmann, Aletta Johnson, Moises Reynoso Jr.
The Senior Design program offers engineering seniors a chance to apply what they learned in the classroom to a real-world problem presented by a sponsor.
“This collaboration between the School of Art and Design and CEET is a great example of how we can leverage the talent of our students and faculty to create new opportunities for learning and making. We’re all excited about taking this to the next level,” said Dean Paul Kassel, Dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts.
“The experience the art and engineering students gain reflects real-world aspects of design and industry practice, including how interdisciplinary professionals communicate ideas and how they develop intellectual property that can impact day-to-day industry operations and peoples’ lives,” said Dean Donald Peterson, Ph.D. of CEET.