Engineering Design Day Winners

    Date Posted: 
    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    UA Engineering Design Day

    The 2017 University of Arizona Engineering Design Day took place on May 1, comprised of more than 500 seniors in over 105 teams. Numerous OSE students were among the inventive winners. The collaborative projects were designed and built by seniors over nine months, who then presented their work to be evaluated by judges from industry sectors. Their designs addressed real-life problems posed mostly by external corporate sponsors, as well as UA departments and colleges.

    OSC Winning Teams:

    Thorlabs Photonics Is the Future • $250 Each Up to $1,750

    Tissue Imaging and Selective Reagent Dispense System
    Design team:
    Adam O. Abdelatif (OSE), Oksana Carlson, Christopher Nguyen (OSE), Eduardo Ramirez, Jordan Stupka
    Project sponsor: Ventana Medical Systems

    ACSS/L-3 Communications Most Robust Systems Engineering • $1,000

    Bifurcated Fiber Optic Cable System for Orion Spacecraft Heat Shield Spectrometer
    Design team:
    Laura Haferkamp, David Greif, Giuseppe Lo Voi, Kyel Powell, Andrew Daniel Rocha (OSE)
    Project sponsor: NASA and UA College of Engineering

    Technical Documentation Consultants of Arizona Best Design Documentation • $1,000

    Consumer-Augmented Reality Device
    Design team:
    Bryan Jacob Eberson, Mark Ross Fleckenstein, Jacob Garan (OSE), Michael Dean Hailwood, Steven Pierre Hicks (OSE)
    Project sponsor: Vidi VR

    Texas Instruments Analog Design Contest • $1,000

    Automotive Lidar Collision-Avoidance System
    Design team:
    Megha Agarwal, Alisha Keshav Bandekar, Ashley Soyoung Kang, Tyler Jon Martis, Hossein Namazyfard, Alan Yeh (OSE)
    Project sponsor: Texas Instruments

    Edmund Optics Perseverance and Recovery • $750

    Feasibility of a Windscreen Head-Up Display
    Design team:
    Kade William Bowers (OSE), Abril Lopez Garcia, Savannah Paige Gaston, Bradley Jarrett Nees, Isaiah Brandon Strong
    Project sponsor: Honeywell

    Honeywell Team Leadership 1 • $250

    Bifurcated Fiber Optic Cable System for Orion Spacecraft Heat Shield Spectrometer
    Design team:
    Andrew Daniel Rocha - OSE (winner), Laura Haferkamp, David Greif, Giuseppe Lo Voi, Kyel Powell
    Project sponsor: NASA and UA College of Engineering

    II-VI Optical Systems Best Use of Optical Design and Technology • $500

    Consumer-Augmented Reality Device
    Design team:
    Bryan Jacob Eberson, Mark Ross Fleckenstein, Jacob Garan (OSE), Michael Dean Hailwood, Steven Pierre Hicks (OSE)
    Project sponsor: Vidi VR

    Kristy Pearson Fish Out of Water Award, Second Prize • $150

    Laser-Guided Robotic Terminal for Prebonding Part Alignment
    Design team:
    Jacob Nathaniel Boyer - OSE (winner), Adrianna Marie Ortiz-Flores, Daniel Ito, Stefanie Wells, Kate Wollgast
    Project sponsor: Quartus Engineering

    Photos of the OSC teams may be found on the College of Optical Sciences' website, and a list of all winners can be found on on the Arizona Engineer News website.