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Category: Special Edition Senior Design Newsletter 2019

Mechanical Engineering Keney Clock Tower Senior Design Project, Fox 61

Through a partnership with the City of Hartford and non-profit group Friends of Keney Park and Keney Park Sustainability Project, three UConn Engineering students revived an historic clock tower that had been dormant for years. Story by Jim Altman of Fox 61.

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UConn Senior Design 2019: The Podcast

Over the course of a senior design project, students face many ups and downs. This podcast, produced by the UConn School of Engineering, dives into the journey, the group dynamics, and the emotions experienced during this year-long project. 

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And The 2019 Senior Design Winners Are….

Two hundred and thirty-six groups, consisting of over 800 seniors, stood proudly by projects ranging from an autonomous firefighting drone to a cloud-based smart storage system for a local aerospace manufacturer. The capstone projects, which were the culmination of a year’s-worth of work, are known as Senior Design, and are presented annually at Senior Design Demonstration Day.

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UConn-Sikorsky Team Engineers Autonomous Firefighting Drone

Working with mentors from Sikorsky, three University of Connecticut engineering seniors translated their classroom education to the field. Electrical engineering majors Kerry Jones and Joshua Steil, and computer engineering major Ryan Heilemann, collaborated to build and program an autonomous firefighting drone to battle blazes without a pilot’s guidance.

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Senior Design Journey 2019: Protecting The Elbows of Young Pitchers, Part 1

When elbow overuse comes from pitching a baseball, something done with maximum effort in practices and games by youth pitchers, the risk for career-derailing injuries like ulnar collateral ligament tears—a crucial connector ligament which stabilizes the elbow—becomes a growing issue. Through that growing concern, UConn Biomedical Engineering seniors Tim Gutowski, Chris Imbriaco, Jenna Clum-Russell, and Jared Hill, with faculty advisor Dr. Matthew Solomito, have set out to build a device to mitigate that risk for youth, high school, and college pitchers, through a wearable wristband they’re creating for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

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BME Senior Design Project on WTNH News 8

Senior biomedical engineering majors Mitchell DuBuc, James Welch, and Alex Draper, under the advisement of Professor Krystyna Gielo-Perczak, put a new type of wheelchair wheel to the test which uses a pull rather than a push system. Story by Jocelyn Maminta of WTNH.

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Senior Design Journey 2019: Reimagining Wheelchair Design, Part 1

Senior biomedical engineering majors Mitchell DuBuc, James Welch, and Alex Draper, under the advisement of Professor Krystyna Gielo-Perczak, are putting a new type of wheelchair wheel to the test. Rowheels and Numotion, two companies which design wheelchair wheels with a pull system, have passed laboratory tests and applications, but this Senior Design team is testing these wheels in real-life applications.

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