2022 Engineering Design Expo
The Allen School of Engineering and 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.
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.
|Semi-Autonomous Floor Scrubber|
|AIAA Design, Build, Fly|
|Basic Utility Vehicle|
|Cast in Steel|
|BAE Circuit Card Sealant Machine|
|2022-2023 Combat Robot|
|Design Build Launch|
|Tennis Testing Project|
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
|Adaptive Assistive Device|
|Ready to Assemble Cardboard Casket|
|Casket Production Table|
|Dock Section Tool|
|Goalball Throwing Device|
|Mower Deck Trimmer|
|NASA HERC Rover|
|Trail Groomer Redesign|
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.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
|Euphony (Discord-Style Communications App)|
|NRC Micromouse Robot|
|Formula 1/10 th Racecar|
|Tabletop Board Game|
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.
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.
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.