2020 Engineering Design Expo

The Allen School of Engineering & Computing works in collaboration with many individuals, companies and organizations who have contributed so much of their time, talent, materials and support to make the Engineering Design Expo an outstanding success.  We are extremely appreciative of our industry sponsors that account for the majority of our total projects.  Despite the recent challenges in our world, we are continuing to grow in our ability to offer innovative research and industry-based projects for our students.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Engineering Design Expo was unable to be held in person. Instead, most students completed projects remotely with their groups.

Wade Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The Wade Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering encompasses the mechanical engineering and mechatronics and robotics engineering majors. Representing the most diverse and general of all the engineering fields, mechanical engineers can be found working in almost any company. Mechanical engineers plan, design, power and direct the manufacture of tools and machines of all types, from roller coasters to rockets. Mechatronics and robotics engineering combines elements of computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering to develop automated systems and smart solutions to solve tomorrow’s industry challenges.

Mechanical Engineering

AIAA Design, Build, Fly 2019-2020
in partnership with
AIAA Design and Build
BAE Mod-Wire
in partnership with
BAE Systems
BAE Mod Wire
Base Utility Vehicle
in partnership with

Base Utility Vehicle Logo
Base Ultility Vehicle Poster 
Parker Hannifin Loading Dock
in partnership with
Parker Hannifin logo
Parker Hannifin Loading Dock
Shell Electric
in partnership with
Shell Eco-marathon Logo
Shell Electric Poster
Shell Gas
in partnership with
Shell Eco-marathon Logo
Shell Gas Poster
Vestil Forklift
in partnership with
Vestil Manufacturing Logo
Vestil Fortlift


Department of Design Engineering Technology

The Department of Design Engineering Technology creates well-rounded students who have integrated application experiences that directly utilize industry-standard equipment in each class, preparing them to immediately contribute upon entering their engineering career. The design engineering technology major prepares students to design products utilizing industry-standard 3D modeling software while generating products that meet customer-driven needs. Plastics engineering technology prepares students to work with plastic, whether creating products or developing reuse or recycling methods, and provides students the ability to succeed in the polymers industry.

Design Engineering Technology

B Walter & Co. Part Stacker
in partnership with
B Walter and Co
Part Stacker Poster
Cell Phone Cubby Cabinet
in partnership with
Koester Metals Inc
Cell phone cubby Poster 
Chiller Trailer
in partnership with
Tour De Cafe
Chiller Trailer Poster 
Extruder Cooling Line
in partnership with
MORryde International

Extruder Cooling Line Poster 
Foam Splitter Machine
in partnership with
Sekisui Voltek
Foam Splitter Poster
Mastercraft RV Sofa-Sleeper
in partnership with
MasterCraft Incorporated
Mastercraft rv sofa-sleeper Poster
NASA Rover Team
in partnership with
Nasa Rover Exploration Logo
NASA Rover Poster
Paint System Redesign
in partnership with
Ashley Industrial Molding
Paint system redesign Poster
Pokagon Trail Maintenance Machine
in partnership with
Department of Natural Resources logoIndiana State Parks Logo
Pokagon Trail Maintenence Poster
UTV Flip Seat Team
in partnership with
American Landmaster
UTV flip seat Poster
 Water Ball Valve Process Redesign
in partnership with
W L Molding of Michigan
Water Ball Valve Process Poster 


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering encompasses three majors: electrical engineering, computer engineering and software engineering. Depending on their degree program, students may study the transmission of power and signals using electrical energy, the development of custom computing equipment, or the creation of quality computer software. To prepare students for the innovative work required in these areas, students are provided with a foundation in mathematics and science, proper development in communication skills, an understanding of the relevance and impact of engineering and technology on society, and a combination of classroom study and “hands-on” laboratory experience.


McKetta Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering

The McKetta Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering trains students to solve problems within the chemical processes used to manufacture products. These products include the food we eat, the clothes we wear, materials for our homes and cars, our medicines and our health care products. Chemical engineering is an extremely versatile degree that can provide a multitude of career opportunities. In addition to manufacturing, graduates of our program have also become doctors, lawyers and researchers.


Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) provides a broad-based, sophisticated understanding of information and its technology, including critical areas such as data science, preparing students to enter the workforce ready to add immediate benefit to their chosen organization. In addition to the overall CSIT degree program, the department offers concentrations in cybersecurity, health informatics and web development. 


Trine Data Services Shell Electric Poster


Jim and Joan Bock Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Jim and Joan Bock Department of Biomedical Engineering integrates the design and problem-solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to advance health care. The program offers students a broad background that includes the engineering school’s proven hands-on approach while more fully integrating basic and healthcare sciences. Due to this interdisciplinary nature and rapidly advancing knowledge in the field of medicine, the biomedical engineering curriculum offers advanced and specialized courses to keep up with current advancements.

Biomedical Engineering

3D Bioprinter Project
The Biomedical Engineering Senior Design team would like to thank Jim & Joan Bock
Helping Hands Poster
Catheter Tensile Testing Project
in partnership with
Cook Medical
Catheter Tensile testing 
Helping Hands
in partnership with
J.C. Innovations
 Helping Hands Poster
Parkview Hospital Fitted Sling
in partnership with
Parkview Health
Parkview Fitted Sling
Scooter-Bicycle & Communication App
sponsored by Dr. John Shank & Dr. John Shank Jr.
Scooter-Bicycle and communication App
SmartMed Case Poster
in partnership with
Blaire Biomedical
SmartMed Case Development Project
Transdermal Implant Fail-Safe
in partnership with
Zimmer Biomet
Transdermal Implant


Reiners Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Reiners Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering prepares students to design, build and maintain safe, reliable civil infrastructure systems that provide for basic societal needs and improve quality of life. These systems include buildings, bridges, tunnels, dams, highways, railways, airports, arenas for sports and music, water supplies, wastewater treatment, flood control and energy production. The program curriculum offers considerable breadth, focusing on each of the five major civil engineering disciplines: structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, environmental engineering and water resources engineering, while also incorporating concepts in civil engineering materials and construction engineering.