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Four teams given top prizes at the 2014 ECE 188, ECE 189 and CS 189 Senior Capstone Project Presentation Day

June 9th, 2014

IR Scout, Autoponix, String Cheese, and NP Compete teams given awards at the 2014 Senior Capstone Project Presentation event held on June 5th, 2014 in the Engineering Science Building and Courtyard.

During their senior year, all Computer Engineering (ECE & CS 189A/B) and some Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE 188A/B) students take a two quarter Senior Project course also know as the Senior “Capstone” Project.

The Capstone project gives students the opportunity to put their education into practice. Students, working in small teams, design and engineer innovative hardware and software systems. At the end of the Spring quarter the final projects are presented at a full-day, industry-sponsored event where student groups publicly present their projects and participate in an outdoor lunchtime project demonstration and poster event.

This year’s project team awardees:

photo of ir scout team
Best Electrical & Computer Engineering ECE188A/B Capstone Project Prize

IR Scout: Scouting Hazardous Environments Thermal Imaging. Team – Josh Kay, Azim Muqtadir, Ryan Stevenson
 
 
 
 
photo of string cheese and np-compete teams
Weihan David Wang Computer Engineering / Computer Science / Electrical Engineering Capstone Poster Prize (co-winners)

NP-Compete (CS 189): a platform to enable users to broadcast video peer-to-peer, using minimal centralized server resources, and only their web browser. Team: Daniel Vicory (lead), Nicole Theokari, Omar Masri, Jerry Medina, Justin Liang

String Cheese (CS 189): a UAV capable of surveying a farmer’s field that detects environmental hazards in order to fix them before they harm the crop or the environment. Team: Alexander Huitric (lead), EJ Fernandes, Drew Hascall, Jasen Worden

photo of autoponix team
James Cheng-Yuan Hong Best Computer Engineering ECE189A/B Capstone Project Prize

AutoPonix: an automated water quality monitor and adjustment system for the maintenance of an aquaponics system. Team: Greg Swanson (leader), Ludim Castillo, Ryan Born, Manuel Perez, Alex King
 
 
photo of string cheese team
George Chen Best Computer Engineering CS189A/B Capstone Project Prize

String Cheese: a UAV capable of surveying a farmer’s field that detects environmental hazards in order to fix them before they harm the crop or the environment. Team: Alexander Huitric (lead), EJ Fernandes, Drew Hascall, Jasen Worden

You can learn more about the other amazing projects at the following webpages:

2014 Capstone Senior Project Presentation Day
Electrical and Computer Engineering Senior Projects
Computer Engineering and Computer Science Senior Projects