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Senior Projects

  • As a senior, you will choose from a wide range of Capstone Projects to set you up for success in your future career.
  • Seniors within Olivet’s engineering program have reached a major milestone in their academic careers. In this final phase of your Olivet education, you will participate in a Senior Engineering Capstone Project. Not only is this a key requirement at part of an ABET accredited program, but also it is a critical experience designed to help your future professional success.

    The Engineering Department works hard each year to select a diverse set of opportunities. As part of the assignment process, we present the Capstone Project options within the Senior Design Project I class in the fall and ask for each student to identify their top interest areas.

    2014-2015 Senior Capstone Projects

     Institute for Affordable Transportation Institute for Affordable Transportation

    BUV two-row planter: Develop a prototype and working model of a two-row planter that can be built in Africa and plant various types of seeds.  

    Concentration: Mechanical 

    Faculty Sponsor: Joe Schroeder 

    Industry Sponsor: Will Austin


     Institute for Affordable Transportation(3) Institute for Affordable Transportation

    BUV compost applicator: Design and fabricate a prototype compost applicator to be primarily used with a Basic Utility Vehicle (BUV) and provide drawings and documentation to fully reproduce the design overseas.

    Concentration: Mechanical

    Faculty Sponsor: Bob Allen

    Industry Sponsor: Will Austin


     

     His Wheels International   His Wheels International

    Trike cargo accessories: Design, fabricate and test cargo accessory opportunities for existing hand pedal-operated trike designs.

    Concentration: Mechanical

    Faculty Sponsors: David Ibrahim and Camilo Giraldo

    Industry Sponsor: Alice Teisan

     

    International Technical Electric & Construction International Technical Electric & Construction    

    Portable media unit: Retrofit and redesign a mobile security unit to become a mobile media unit. This basic outdoor theater will be used in the mission field to share the gospel to those without electricity. 

    Concentrations: Mechanical and Electrical 

    Faculty Sponsors: Bob Allen and Camilo Giraldo  

    Industry Sponsor: Tom Garber

    International Technical Electric & Construction International Technical Electric & Construction     

    Power converter: Design a cheap, reliable power source converter that can switch both the voltages and frequencies to usable levels for donated American medical equipment to be used overseas in rural locations at mission hospitals. 

    Concentration: Electrical 

    Faculty Sponsor: Shane Ritter 

    Industry Sponsor: Tom Garber 


     ONU Olivet Nazarene University
    Myo armband: Develop a software interface between the Myo armband and a robotic platform to allow for real-time, gesture-controlled movement. 

    Concentrations: Electrical and Computer 

    Faculty Sponsor: Joe Makarewicz 

     

    2013-2014 Senior Capstone Projects   

     Peddinghaus Peddinghaus Corporation
    Faculty Lead: Joe Makarewicz
    Location: Bradley, Illinois
    Concentration Focus: Mechanical, Electrical

      

     Nucor Steel
     
    Nucor Steel
    Faculty Lead: Joe Makarewicz
    Location: Bourbonnais, Illinois
    Concentration Focus: Mechanical, Electrical, Computer

     

      Merck Millipore/Merck 
    Faculty Lead: Joe Schroeder
    Location: Kankakee, Illinois
    Concentration Focus: Mechanical and Electrical 

     

     Honda Honda
    Faculty Lead: Mario Sanders
    Location: Marysville, Ohio, and Olivet Campus
    Concentration Focus: Mechanical, Electrical and Computer

     

     His Wheels  His Wheels International
    Faculty Lead: Mario Sanders
    Location: Wheaton, Illinois, and Olivet Campus
    Concentration Focus: Mechanical, Electrical and Computer

     


     Merisant Merisant
    Faculty Lead: Bob Allen
    Location: Manteno, Illinois
    Concentration Focus: Mechanical and Electrical

     

     CSL  CSL Behring
    Faculty Lead: Joe Schroeder
    Location: Bradley, Illinois
    Concentration Focus: Mechanical and Geological


     Fabrisonic  Fabrisonic
    Faculty Lead: Joe Makarewicz
    Location: Columbus, Ohio, and Olivet Campus
    Concentration Focus: Mechanical and Electrical