Seniors get a chance to show off their capstone projects and the Engineering Expo

Expo 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kelley Engineering Center, Oregon State University campus

Oregon State University Engineering Expo 2013

The Engineering Expo hosted by the College of Engineering at Oregon State University is a high-energy event where students show off their capstone senior design projects. Held every year in May, the event is open to the public, including school groups and industry visitors. Throngs of people come to view over 200 projects from all the engineering disciplines at Oregon State. See highlights of the 2016 projects listed below.

Oregon State University Engineering Expo 2015

The types of projects range from research to design and implementation, and many projects are mentored by industry and public organizations. Instructor, Kevin McGrath describes more about senior design projects in the video to the right. If you are interested in working with a student team, please visit the capstone and senior design webpage

Past Projects


2016 Engineering Expo Highlights

Computer Science

The HawkEyed Crew: Rockwell Collins is sponsoring this project to develop a computer enhanced vision system to help pilots identify a runway when visibility is low. Team: Scott Griffy, Ryan Kitchen and Hailey Palmiter.

Slug Portal: Trouble with slugs? Learn how to manage slugs in the Pacific Northwest with this student designed website hosted by the College of Agricultural Science at Oregon State. Team: Tyler Supe, Alex Price and Jose Rodriguez.

Gestalt System (Gestural Control and Motion Tracking Project): Give presentations without being tethered to a computer! This team is developing a system where presenters use gestures to control PowerPoint presentations, browse the web, and more. Team: Benjamin Wang Arvey, Godfrey Yeung and Ye Zhang.

Telecar: This team is exploring the idea of whether it is possible to remotely drive and monitor a self-driving car. Instead of having the car in view, their vehicle is operated remotely by watching streaming video from cameras mounted on a remote controlled vehicle. Team: Jacob McCarthy, Justin Thrailkill and Anthony Tyrrell.

Tools for Supporting Community Growth in Open Source: The heart of open-source software is collaboration. Mentored by the Apache Software Foundation and Microsoft, this student team is building a tool that helps software developers match-up with current projects. Team: Justin Bruntmyer, Megan Goossens and Hai Nguyen.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Powered Flying Platform for Camera Performance Testing: Not everyone needs to test how their camera works at 200-500’ in the air in adverse conditions, but for Rockwell Collins (an aviation solutions company) it is a necessity. To reduce the expense of a manned flights, Rockwell Collins has sponsored this project to build an unmanned flying camera testbed. Team: Garren Epley, Abhishek Raol and Zheng Zheng.

A Modern Nixie Clock: First manufactured in the 1950s, glowing nixie clocks are now popular for their retro style. The modern version developed by this team includes wireless time synchronization, dimmable lights, and an Android app to control the device. Team: Peter Kessinger, Zach Nielsen and Nicholas Vrontakis.

Tektronix Disaggregated Function Generator: Function generators are used by engineers, educators, students and hobbyists to test hardware. Sponsored by Tektronix, Inc., this function generator is designed for educational use to be USB powered, portable and low cost. Team: Mark Andrews, Devon Goode, Chris Matteri and Ivan Ortiz.

Electrical Bike Shifter: Tired of shifting gears on your bike? This electric bike shifter will automatically shift gears depending on the cyclists’ pedaling speed. Team: Drummond Fudge, Zhenlin (Dennis) Jin and Leon Su.

Two teams are part of the OSU AIAA Club (associated with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). The AIAA Hybrid Rocket Motor Systems Integration project installed sensors on the rocket launch stand to monitor pressure and temperature of the hybrid rocket motor. Team: Ken Anderson, Haz Salem and David Ignatovich. The AIAA Avionics and Payload Electrical team designed the avionics, electronics, and payload for the rocket. Team: Nathan Brahmstadt, Jordan Crane, Curtis Crawford.