Twenty-five teams from the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and three interdisciplinary teams with ECE student participants presented their projects to a panel of judges, invited guests, media, and their peers while competing for cash prizes at the Fall 2016 Capstone Design Expo. The event was held on December 6 at McCamish Pavilion, and cash prizes were awarded to both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary teams.
Capstone Design is a culminating senior-level course, where students work in teams to design, build, and test prototypes with real world applications. At the end of each fall and spring semester, students showcase their efforts at the Capstone Design Expo.
Winning the ECE prize was Raising the Steaks, a drone-mounted RFID scanning system that takes inventory of cattle in a herd. The drone flies routes autonomously once programmed for a specific enclosure. Raising the Steaks team members include electrical engineering majors Jorge Juarez, Bryan Dahlqvist, Jesse Baker, and George Tzintzarov and computer engineering major Ashley Hrebik.
ECE students were part of the interdisciplinary team, PH571, that took the top prize in the interdisciplinary category. The team aims to build a versatile hybrid-electric vehicle that excels in urban commuting, long-range travel, and high performance driving. PH571 team members include mechanical engineering majors Ben Horst, Josh Preissle, and Dylan Radford; electrical engineering majors Blake Fuller and Riley Exterovich; and computer engineering major Louis Williams.
Congratulations to all of our seniors. We can’t wait to see what you do next!