2012 Illinois - Indiana Section Conference
March 17, 2012
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso IN

Poster Award Winners


1st Place ($100):


The Claaaaaaw!: A Neuroprosthetic Teaching Aid


Adam B. Furore, Eric D. McLeish, Hobey Tam (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology)


A teaching device to be implemented in a neuroprosthetics course was designed and fabricated to condition electrical impulses from the user's innate nervous system to control a claw machine that has freedom of motion in the 3 principle axes of motion and a claw to enable manipulation of objects.


2nd Place ($75):


Supersonic Nozzle Design


Nathan Shumway, Dr. Fredrick Haan (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology)


This project's goal was to design and create a converging-diverging nozzle and Schlieren system that could work with a small compressor. After testing the compressor and two different nozzles the system produced clear images of oblique shocks.


3rd Place ($50):  


United Electrical Engineering and Design Engineering Technology Packaging Project

Nick Cocanower, Daniel Grabill (Trine University)


Combining two different engineering fields, students were forced to experience a real life career situation. The class was assigned and successful in communicating, resulting in quality packaging for Electrical Engineering printed circuit boards in a Design for Manufacturing and Assembly course.