A Crowd Favorite The unpowered exoskeleton, which won an engineering ethics award, was designed to help one person but ultimately could help many more. Initiated by a devoted mother, the project was built to make walking and exercising easier for UA undergraduate Jeffrey Bristol, who has cerebral palsy.
It Takes All Kinds Winning projects also reflected the crossdisciplinary emphasis of the Engineering Design Program, in which seniors from different disciplines spend two semesters working on disparate problems from diverse industries.
Exoskeletal Excellence—Jason Keatseangsilp, front, led his team to win the Frank Broyles Engineering Ethics Award, first prize, for their unpowered exoskeleton.
For example, a Microsoft award went to a project sponsored by GEOST to make it easier for amateur astronomers to transport a telescope to an open area and aim it at a particular part of the sky. And a project sponsored by Ventana Medical Systems for improving tissue imaging won a Thorlabs photonics award.
Thank You, Judges and Mentors! More than 130 professionals volunteered as Design Day judges, and nearly 115 served as technical mentors to the 2017 teams. “Year after year UA Engineering seniors bring a fresh perspective in their approaches and ideas for helping us resolve engineering challenges,” said mentor Mike Szlemko from Raytheon.
For full details of all the projects, prizes, sponsors and teams, please visit: news.engr.arizona.edu/news/ua-engineering-design-day-2017-date-remember
Going Mobile—Judges review the Roboscope Cart project, which won the Microsoft Award for Best System Software Design.