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U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: engr-sss@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: npreece@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach

EXPO Awards

Each year U of I Engineering Senior Capstone student EXPO teams are judged on their technical and booth presentations at EXPO. Judges use ABET-based criteria to score team projects and presentations. Awards are given for excellence in booth and technical presentations. In addition a People’s Choice Award is given and voted upon by EXPO visitors.

2018 EXPO Award Winners

People’s Choice Award Winner

Wireless Forklift Height Encoder

The objective of the project is to develop a forklift sensor which displays the exact height of the forks to an operator. The interdisciplinary team has created a solution which measures the height of the forks, operates wirelessly while harvesting its own energy and transmitting data to the truck for display to the operator.

  • Brett Harned — Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Matthew Harned — Mechanical Engineering
  • Austin Phillips — Mechanical Engineering
  • Preston Rhodes — Mechanical Engineering

Client/Sponsor: Hyster-Yale Group

Advisor: Matthew Swenson

Booth And Technical Presentation Award Winners

Biochar Production System

Lumber mills produces hundreds of tons of waste woody biomass that has almost no economic value. Turning these bio waste to biochar is economically and environmentally beneficial. Our team’s mission is to develop and prototype a scalable model to retrofit existing boilers in lumber mills to turn wood waste into valuable biochar.

  • Jake Hall — Mechanical Engineering
  • Adam O'Keeffe — Biological Engineering
  • Rachel Rosasco — Biological Engineering
  • Will Seegmiller — Mechanical Engineering
  • Joe Stanley — Electrical and Computer Engineering

Client/Sponsor: IAC — U.S. Department of Energy

Advisors: Steven Beyerlein, Dev Shrestha

Mentor: Brian Hanson

Project A.R.M.: Assistive Rehabilitation Monitor

Individuals recovering from post-stroke arm impairments can spend more time conducting therapeutic exercises at home than during supervised in-clinic sessions. To facilitate better qualitative and quantitative monitoring of therapy, the goal of the project is to develop a system that will track arm movements, including repetitions of prescribed exercises.

  • Matthew Holman — Computer Science
  • Jacob Middleton — Mechanical Engineering
  • Ruth Park — Computer Science
  • Quinton Reese — Mechanical Engineering
  • Alexanderia Rockwell — Biological Engineering

Client/Sponsor: U of I College of Engineering

Advisors: Bruce Bolden, Joel Perry

Mentor: Melissa Bogert

Sightless Navigation And Perception (S.N.A.P)

Our goal is to create an easily distributable standard testing environment for gathering data and metrics to find the best possible acoustic navigation algorithm.

  • Dylan Carlson — Computer Science
  • Dustin Fox — Computer Science
  • Andrew Rose — Computer Science

Advisor: Bruce Bolden

TATER (Tamper Analysis Via Transient Electromagnetic Responses)

This project monitors and characterizes the electromagnetic emissions of a microprocessor during boot to determine potential foreign modification in either software and/or hardware. The product consists of a system with an antenna, amplified in conjunction with a data acquisition platform to a Linux machine for processing by a custom algorithm.

  • Roy Cochran — Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Matthew Covalt — Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Lydia Engerbretson — Computer Science
  • Hannah Pearson — Computer Science
  • Matthew Waltz — Computer Science

Client/Sponsor: Idaho Scientific

Advisor: Feng Li

Booth Award Winners

Team Crumbletech's Temperature Array

Biomass needs size reduction as pre-treatment before converting it to ethanol for fuel. The crumble head can get too hot if too much biomass is fed or the teeth are worn out. Our team is sponsored by ‘Forest Concepts LLC.’ To develop a non-contact temperature sensor to monitor temperature rise in those crumble heads. The team has developed an IR sensor array to profile the temperature along the scrubber head.

  • Abdulaziz Alazemi — Mechanical Engineering
  • Feifan Deng — Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Jake Miller — Mechanical Engineering
  • Anthony Ponzini — Biological Engineering

Client/Sponsor: Forest Concepts

Advisor: Dev Shrestha

Using NIR Spectroscopy To Control Coffee Roasts

A person's sensory perceptions judge coffee roast level is subjective, causing difficulties in comparisons and control of roasted products. Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy feedback of beans in the roasting process could reduce roasting variabilities. An improved roaster control method using onboard NIR monitoring for home roasters has been developed.

  • Saad Alanazi — Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Amanda Murdock — Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Logan Peterson — Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Austin Porter — Chemical and Materials Engineering

Client/Sponsor: U of I Department of Chemical & Material Engineering

Advisors: Matthew Bernards, David Drown

Mentors: Charles Cornwall, David MacPherson, Nathan Yergenson

Ustick & Lake Intersection Improvement

The City of Caldwell has planned to improve the intersection of Ustick Road and Lake Avenue in Caldwell, Idaho. The project objective is to design a larger capacity intersection to meet increasing traffic volume while improving traffic operations, safety, and accessibility.

  • Andrew Blanchard — Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Sean Kelly — Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Daniel Logan — Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Braiden Markham — Civil & Environmental Engineering

Client/Sponsor: Six Mile Engineering

Advisor: Fritz Fiedler

Wireless Forklift Height Encoder

The objective of the project is to develop a forklift sensor which displays the exact height of the forks to an operator. The interdisciplinary team has created a solution which measures the height of the forks, operates wirelessly while harvesting its own energy and transmitting data to the truck for display to the operator.

  • Brett Harned — Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Matthew Harned — Mechanical Engineering
  • Austin Phillips — Mechanical Engineering
  • Preston Rhodes — Mechanical Engineering

Client/Sponsor: Hyster-Yale Group

Advisor: Matthew Swenson

Technical Presentation Award Winners

An Aerodynamic Study Of Bulk Commodity Trailers

Our mission is quantifying fuel economy impacts of different aerodynamic features on tractor trailers based on wind tunnel testing with scale models.

  • Jake Frost — Mechanical Engineering
  • Brandon Hilliard — Mechanical Engineering
  • Liam Johnson — Mechanical Engineering

Client/Sponsor: Western Trailers

Advisor: Steve Beyerlein

Mentor: Sarah Willis

Gypsos Sulfate Removal From Mine Impacted Waters

An intricate process was designed and constructed to demonstrate an economical and environmentally friendly system that can reduce the sulfate concentration in mine-impacted water from around 1800 mg/L to less than 250 mg/L. Implementing this process in the mining industry would prevent sulfate from negatively affecting the environment.

  • Abdullah Alnafisah — Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Nigel Hebbeln — Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Lillian Malloy — Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Nathan Myers — Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Sam Rasmussen — Chemical and Materials Engineering

Client/Sponsor: IEE/WERC Design Contest

Advisor: Matthew Bernards

Mentor: David MacPherson

Increasing Polystyrene Recycling With Small Scale Depolymerization Reactors

Only six percent of plastic ever produced has been recycled. A problem with polystyrene recycling is its low density makes it not economically feasible to transport to recycling centers. A small scale depolymerization reactor which could be distributed widely throughout municipalities to increase recycling of polystyrene was fabricated and tested.

  • Hussain Aljasim — Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Maichen Carnes — Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Preston Goodall — Chemical and Materials Engineering

Client/Sponsor: KapStone

Advisors: Matthew Bernards, David Drown

Mentors: Charles Cornwall
Connor Hill

David MacPherson

Mitigating Cyberattacks Caused By Fast Acting Hardware

This project goal is to design a nearly undetectable hardware trojan capable of disabling targeted integrated circuits by breaking down the circuit at the transistor level and developing defensive schemes to prevent a widespread flash fatal trojan attack.

  • Hector Cruz — Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dustin Mallett — Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Brenton Van Leeuwen — Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Rafael Alves Watanabe — Electrical and Computer Engineering

Client/Sponsor: U of I Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisors: Saied Hemati, Herbert Hess, Feng Li

Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: engr-sss@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: npreece@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach