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Top honors for Auraria Library expansion proposal

Spring Engineering Senior Design Competition

5/13/2011
Spring Engineering Senior Design Competition

On Friday, May 13, the day before graduation, 24 senior engineering design projects were on display at the University of Colorado Denver Engineering Student Design Competition. Each team’s project was judged by a team of industry judges who selected the top three teams, each of which was awarded a cash prize, thanks to donors Don and Karen White. Another group of judges from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Education Committee presented plaques to two additional teams.

Top finishers included:

First place team: Auraria Campus Library Expansion 

        • Team Members: Scott Meredith, Andrew Gibbs and Mykal Hudson
        • Client: Auraria Campus Library
        • Civil Engineering Faculty Advisor: Peter Marxhausen

Second place team: ReadyO2

        • Team Members: Lillian Chatham, Nili Krausz, Jacob Gelfand, Damon Fleming and Paul Sukow
        • Client: Wheelchair users with limited upper body strength
        • Mechanical Engineering Faculty Advisor: Ron Rorrer

 Third place team: Brantner Gulch Improvement

        • Team Members: Sara Al-Dhannoon, Hussin Aljafar, Henock Dema and Eric Simenson
        • Client: City of Thornton, Colorado
        • Civil Engineering Faculty Advisor: Peter Marxhausen

 

Teams receiving recognition plaques from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC):

ReadyO2, Mechanical Engineering 

Snow Bike, Mechanical Engineering

In their senior year, students in the CU Denver College of Engineering and Applied Science take a Senior Design class that is the culmination of the knowledge and skills they have acquired throughout their education. It is the first time in the curriculum that engineering students formally learn about such things as solving a problem for someone else, design tradeoffs, cost and budgeting, documentation of process and product, scheduling tasks with lead time, and experiencing different human factors involved in teamwork.

See all of the project descriptions online.

Photo (top): Students, faculty and guests of the College of Engineering and Applied Science admire the spring Senior Design projects on Friday, May 13.