Senior Design Projects

Innovation Abounds in the College of Engineering and Computer Science

photo of students on the robotics teamAll 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

Outstanding SDT

  • Team Members - Abdullah Aljazzaf, Khalid Alassaf, Ali Zaman, and Adam Tokarsky
  • Name of Project - DMAX: Man-Machine Value Added Work Structure

Honorable Mentions

Design and Development of a 3D printed Prosthetic Foot.jpg

  • 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

NASA Robot Mining Competition.jpg

  • Team Members - Joshua Rowe, Andrew Kinnison, Andrew St. John-Grubb, and Ronald Picard
  • Name of Project - NASA Robot Mining Competition

RIPTIDE- Responder Incident-Position Tracking Device
Disaster Data Acquisition and Tagging Application (DDATA)
Dayton Solar Thermal System Team
Chemical Tracking System (CTS)
Aerospace Propulsion Outreach Program (APOP)- Solid Oxide Fuel Cell-Gas Turbine Hybrid
Multi-Sensory Medication Dispensor
Hybrid Solar Neonatal Incubator
The Biometric Monitor for Triage
Shell Eco-Car Marathon Battery Electric Urban Concept Vehicle
SAE Aero Design