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
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.
Faculty Sponsor: Joe Schroeder
Industry Sponsor: Will Austin
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.
Faculty Sponsor: Bob Allen
Trike cargo accessories:
Design, fabricate and test cargo accessory opportunities for existing hand
pedal-operated trike designs.
Faculty Sponsors: David Ibrahim and Camilo Giraldo
Industry Sponsor: Alice Teisan
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
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.
Faculty Sponsor: Shane Ritter
Industry Sponsor: Tom Garber
Concentrations: Electrical and Computer
Faculty Sponsor: Joe Makarewicz
2013-2014 Senior Capstone Projects