2020 Capstone Design winners celebrated, top honors announced

Capstone Design made history in 2020 with its first-ever virtual awards ceremony held May 8. The year’s six winning teams — one per department, plus a multidisciplinary team — vied for first- and second-place Dean’s Choice awards by presenting their projects via Zoom to an audience of more than 140.

The department winners were previously selected by panels of faculty, alumni and industry experts.

The final Dean’s Choice award-winners were selected by the college’s senior leadership team.

DEAN’S CHOICE AWARDS

First Place

ECE 412: High-Speed, Low-Environmental-Impact, One-Way Underwater Communications SystemTeam: Ciarra Cartwright Elliott, James Forsberg, Erwin Karincic, Jonathan Lundquist

Second Place

BME 115: Surgical Delivery of a Regenerative Biologic for ACL Repair 
Team: Chasity Kay, Neeha Gambhirrao, Rohani Patel, Anupama Pathak, Ushna Arora

DEPARTMENT AWARDS

BME 115: Surgical Delivery of a Regenerative Biologic for ACL Repair 
Team: Chasity Kay, Neeha Gambhirrao, Rohani Patel, Anupama Pathak, Ushna Arora

CLSE 203: Rapid, Point of Care Test for Diagnosing Acute Cardiac Ischemia
Team: Brenda Mauricio Arce, Collin Rodrigues, Ernesto Tinoco Benitez

CS 322: Drone-Delivered Naloxone
Team: Anthony Caliri, Tyler Griggs, Tin Vu

ECE 412: High-Speed, Low-Environmental-Impact, One-Way Underwater Communications System
Team: Ciarra Cartwright Elliott, James Forsberg, Erwin Karincic, Jonathan Lundquist

MNE 517: 3D-Printed Aeroshell with Integrated Force Measurement
Team: Zach Clarke, Stephen Holtz, Cecily Sheffield and Andrew Wingfield

MULTI 603: Design Control Methodologies for the Tribofilm Structure on Engine Surfaces
Team: Youngbin Kim, Edwin Winfield, Kaylyn Hardy, Karlitza Molina-Santiago, Mary Sprague

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