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2023 Capstone Design Showcase

2023 Capstone Design Showcase

Students in the University of Georgia's College of Engineering put their engineering, teamwork, and communications skills to work in our challenging capstone design course. The year-long course connects teams of senior-level students with business, industry, non-profit, and community partners to find solutions to real-world engineering challenges. Each spring, capstone teams present their projects to their clients, faculty, and the community during our Capstone Showcase.

The 2023 Capstone Design Showcase was held on April 26, 2023 at the Classic Center. Congratulations to all of our 2022-2023 project teams on this significant achievement!

► 2023 Image Gallery

► Download the Capstone Design Showcase event program (PDF)

2023 Award Recipients

Creative Machine Design

Automated Polyethylene Flange Machining Table
Client: Poly Tech Industries, Inc. 
Student Team: Garrett McCullough, Joel Reid Milford, Sameer Mohammed, John Robert Nelson, Joseph Olivares
Project Supervisor: Kun Yao, Ph.D.
Primary Instructor: Roger Hilten, Ph.D.

Manufactured System or Process Design/ Program

Small-scale Automated Peanut Processing System
Client: Georgia Peanut Commission
Student Team: Robert Laws, Nickolas Mentzer, Reece Prokop, Robert Ratajczak, Camden Webb
Project Supervisor: Kevin Wu 
Primary Instructor: Kevin Wu

Medical Device or Biological Process Design

Cooling a Brain Sectioning Device
Client: University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Sheba MohanKumar, Ph.D.
Student Team: Nicholas Cox, Anastasia Marx, Conner Sweat, Grace Yankus
Project Supervisor: Cheryl Gomillion, Ph.D.
Primary Instructor: Cheryl Gomillion, Ph.D.

Innovative Computerized System or Software Design

Plantfi - Smart Agriculture Monitor with IoT
Client: Plantfi
Student Team: Andres Bethancourt, Alex Breazu, Rebecca Garner, Layla Parsa
Project Supervisor: Kevin Wu, M.S.
Primary Instructor: Kevin Wu, M.S.

Community Impact

Client: Archway Partnership
Student Team: Julia Hauser, William Milling, Kerry Smethers
Project Supervisor: Stephan Durham, Ph.D., P.E.
Primary Instructor: Stephan Durham, Ph.D., P.E.

Sustainable Design

Algae Tree-Entrepreneurial Capstone
Client: University of Georgia College of Engineering
Student Team: Abena Agyekum-Boateng, David Baker, Rajin Karpen, Kipling Len, Jeffery Whitmire
Project Supervisor: Jim Kastner, Ph.D. 
Primary Instructor: Kevin Wu, M.S.

Viewer's Choice

Three-Part Safety Improvement Program for BD GDC
Client: Becton Dickinson
Student Team: Robert Fain, Andrew Headley, Christopher Northrup, Roberto Paz, Kevin Zheng
Project Supervisor: Jorge Rodriguez, Ph.D. 
Primary Instructor: Jorge Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Capstone Design Showcase Categories

Follow the links below to see all projects.