Innovation Abounds in the College of Engineering and Computer Science
All CECS students complete senior design projects. Past designs have been entered in national design contests, used to facilitate human function, and positively influenced the environment. Projects challenge students and exhibit their apt ability to problem-solve, create, and ultimately, innovate.
Learn more in-depth about some research projects in the Design Teams and Research Opportunities brochure (PDF).
Projects Associated with Local and National Competitions
- Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Aero Design Competition: The WSU Aero Design Team has consistently placed in the top five nationally in this competition
- Robotic Lawnmower Competition: A collaborative team of CECS students recently placed third in this national competition; currently, students are focused on applying a similar technology to field striping for football, baseball, and soccer.
- Human Powered Vehicles Competition CECS engineering students develop bicycles that are advanced in terms of speed, endurance, and cargo capacity; WSU students are strong competitors
- Association of Computing Machinery Contest Students have the chance to compete on the local and national level in this programming competition. It culminates in the World Finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest where over 2000 teams from 88 countries compete.
Current and Past Senior Design Teams
Outstanding Senior Design Team
- Team Members - Abdullah Aljazzaf, Khalid Alassaf, Ali Zaman, and Adam Tokarsky
- Name of Project - DMAX: Man-Machine Value Added Work Structure
- Team Members - Dan Rapking, Mark Cargil, Bridget Fricke, Christen Wendel (not pictured), Paul Ley
- Name of Project - Design and Development of a 3D Printed Prosthetic Foot
- Team Members - Joshua Rowe, Andrew Kinnison, Andrew St. John-Grubb, and Ronald Picard
- Name of Project - NASA Robot Mining Competition