July 25, 2022
Seniors in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at Mizzou conclude their coursework with a semester-long capstone project. Through these capstones, students apply their classroom learning to develop prototypes to solve real-world issues.
The experience gives students the hands-on preparation they need to be successful after graduation.
Below are the MAE capstone projects from the Spring 2022 semester. Take a few moments to learn how mechanical engineers develop solutions to real engineering problems.
Capstone Team 1
Project: Access -a-Reel
Team Members: Laine Friedrich, Evan Hunter, Tate Beeler, Gage Schupp, Darren Eagon, Bridger Bjornstrom
Objective: Design a rod and reel combo that can be used one-handed for those who do not have use of one of their arms and legs.
Project: Insulin Travel Cooler
Team Members: Melanie Brekrus, Zach Everly, Anna Merkel, Ray Waidmann, Emily Werner, Shelby Wiseman
Objective: Design and build a portable cooling canister to store insulin at safe temperatures for up to 24 hours.
Project: Model Rocket Reaction Control System
Team Members: Nicholas Haney, Andrew Weber, Zachary Windsor, Sofonyas Woldekidan
Objective: Create a reaction control system to maintain vertical orientation of a hobby rocket that operates in realistic limitations of size, mass and propulsion.
Project: Autonomous Robot
Team Members: Jacob Search, Jonathan Miles, Colm Barry, Nathan Crum, Caleb McNeil, Chris Armstrong
Objective: Develop autonomous obstacle detection and path planning with minimal sensing and computational requirements.
Capstone Team 5
Project: Accessible Wind Energy Technology
Team Members: Navpal Singh, Mason Anthuis, Andrew Stepp, Reuben Terry, Damian Tuszynski, Alex Yount, Jack Dahlgren
Objective: Make wind energy technology more accessible.
Capstone Team 6
Project: Hermes’ Beacon
Team Members: Keaton Clark, Zach Highfill, Alex Haffley, Ciprian Comsa, Ryan McCoy, Will Sargent
Objective: Create an emergency SOS device that will provide users with a reliable, resilient and reusable SOS beacon
Capstone Team 7
Project: Top Notch
Team Members: Erik Isbell, Mark Kohl, Ben Gustafson, Camaron Harvey, Matt Gray
Objective: Design and prototype a system to cope the ends of tube for the assembly of tube frame structures.