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Division of Engineering Programs

Senior Design EXPO

About the EXPO: 
The undergraduate design experience within the Division of Engineering Programs is integrated within all four years of the undergraduate curriculum. Students participate in basic design exercises during the freshmen and sophomore 'pre-engineering' courses. This experience is later reinforced by design exercises, which are a component of many core courses and all advanced elective courses, and culminates in a final Senior Design Project. The Engineering Senior Design EXPO takes place each spring and fall semester.

Spring 2018 Senior Design EXPO Winners:

1st Place - James Cox, Nathan James, Stephen Laguerra, Christopher Vu - Biometric Pill Dispenser
"Intentional and unintentional drug misuse is an issue affecting people around the world. The Biometric Pill Dispenser directly addresses this problem by providing a simple and reliable means for administering medication (in pill form)."

2nd Place - Paul Christian, Vaughan Clewis, James Coen, Joseph Palombo - Automatic Whiteboard Eraser
"The goal of this project is to create a portable and accessible autonomous whiteboard erasing robot. The original inspiration for the project was as an aide to our visually-impaired project advisor, Prof. Kevin Shanley, but there is a potentially large demand for a robot of this type due to the widespread use of whiteboards in schools and businesses."

3rd Place - Justin Buyes, Garrett Noach, Rushi Patel, Scott To - Assistive Cutting for Investment Casting
"In the investment casting industry, parts are cut from a metal runner (often referred to as trees) system after being cast. This operation is performed using a variety of industrial cutting wheels."


Click here to view a gallery of images from the May 4, 2018 EXPO. 

Senior Design EXPO Program - 5/4/18


Fall 2017 Senior Design EXPO Winners:

1st Place - Azer Khan, Computer Engineering - Mobile Manufacturing: A 3D Printing Drone
"Two independent and scalable devices - a robot arm and 3D pen - are integrated to create a software-controlled system that 3D prints basic structures such as walls, cubes, triangles and circles, realizing mobile manufacturing."

2nd Place - Adama Ouedraogo, Electrical Engineering - Solar Refrigerator Using Thermoelectric Cooling (TEC)
"The objective of this project is to manufacture a solar-powered refrigeration chamber using thermoelectric (TEC) modules to help remote areas and isolated regions meet the cold chain vaccine standard required by the World Health Organization (WHO)."

3rd Place - Shakira Mata, Electrical Engineering, and Brian Castellano, Computer Engineering - Vibrace
"The goal of this project was to design a device that would recognize words and sounds and alert the user through vibration and visual form."

Click here to view a gallery of images from the December 8, 2017 EXPO.

Senior Design EXPO Program - 12/8/17


Engineering Senior Design EXPO Sponsors:

Megawatt Sponsors





 Kilowatt Sponsor

Watt Sponsors



For more information about EXPO sponsorship opportunities, please see our 2018 Senior Design EXPO Sponsorship Form or contact Rebecca LaVallee at lavaller@newpaltz.edu or 845-257-3784.