the tubing that can detect stomach acids to determine if the tube has gone where it’s supposed to go. With some patients, such as those in a coma, it can be difficult to place tubing through the nose for feeding or removing stomach contents without accidentally entering the respiratory tract, which can cause physical harm and even death.
were implemented into their existing staining platforms, the overall tissue stain quality could be improved and lead to better disease diagnostics and, hopefully, better treatment plans.”
Team sponsor Xeridiem has already filed three provisional patents for the tube system. “One of the many highlights of our program for project sponsors is that we give them the intellectual property on their projects,” said Ara Arabyan, an associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering who has directed the College’s senior design program since 2009.
Another team of six seniors won two awards, for best innovation and best presentation, for their nasogastric tube placement verification system. They attached sensors to the end of
Mary Turner, who earned her BS in engineering physics and PhD in optical sciences from the UA in 1986 and 1993 and recently joined veteran Design Day sponsor Edmund Optics, presented the company’s Perseverance and Recovery Award to a team for its high-throughput curing oven.
Design Team: Matthew Britton, Ian Krispin Carmichael, Eliza R. Dawson, Diego Morales, Derek James Strickland Project Sponsor: QuakeWrap Inc.
Design Team: Yawei Ding, Olivia Fehlberg, Dana Kralicek, Timothy Ni, Edward Antonio Vergara Project Sponsor: Edmund Optics
Technical Documentation Consultants of Arizona Best Design Documentation • $750 Slide Handling and Retention Apparatus Design Team: Andrew D’Arcangelis, David Charles Duperre, Erin Camille Evangelist, Mykella Samantha Jones, David Wayne Malboeuf, Matthew Thomas Nadolny Project Sponsor: Ventana Medical Systems Inc.
Latitude Engineering Best Physical Implementation of Analytically Driven Design • $500 Inkjet-Printed Antennas for Wireless Communication Design Team: Santiago Burrola, Charles William Hoskins, Yiming Shi, Joel Turnblade, Alisa Zukova Project Sponsor: UA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
TRAX International Best Implementation of Agile Methodology • $750 Entry-Level Crossbow Design Design Team: Joseph Dominic Lucero, Austin Jacob Masterson, Matthew David Modean, Ahmed Ismail Mustafawi, Kyle Vinh Nguyen Project Sponsor: Precision Shooting Equipment Dataforth Corporation Best Design Using a Data Acquisition and Control System • $500 Performance Tools for Evaluating Microelectromechanical System Sensors Design Team: Gregory Wilhelm Burleson, Ariel Munoz, Trevor Andrew Woodhouse, Joshua Uhlorn Project Sponsor: Universal Avionics II-VI Optical Systems Best Use of Optical Design and Technology • $500 Liqua-Telecentric Autofocusing System
Prototron Circuits Best Printed Circuit Design • $500 Wearable Wireless Body Area Network Design Team: Nicolas Fajardo, Kevin Garrick, Xaviere Giroud, Brian Kehn, Andrew Thomas Maggio, Cecilia Maria Read Project Sponsor: UA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Honeywell Excellence in Aerospace Electronic System Design • $400 Thermomechanical Fatigue Testing System Design Team: Oscar Hernandez, Spencer Yushian Lee, Andy Luc, Bernt Rennie Powell, Kevin Bryan Scheeler, William David Sim Project Sponsor: Honeywell Aerospace Honeywell Team Leadership 1 • $250 Commercial-off-the-Shelf Infrastructure for a 1U CubeSat Design Team: Kaitlyn Elizabeth Williams (winner), Benjamin Macleod Bossler, Reed Matthew Hubbell, Alfie
Robot Helper—Quincy Levien of Team 15063, which was sponsored by Continental Automotive Systems, demonstrates his team’s robotic assembly line technology on the UA Mall at Design Day 2016.
“When I was in college, senior design projects were meant to help students get their feet wet,” she said. “Now, students are working on real projects, with potential applications. It’s become more and more real-world.” C. Tsang, Dean Michael Whitman, Steven Edward Wirth Project Sponsor: Raytheon Missile Systems Honeywell Team Leadership 2 • $250 Water Processing and Cleaning for Reuse Design Team: Justine Nichole Bacchus (winner), Brennen Guy, Cory Luke, Edward Francis Mackay, Nicholas Bradley Siegel Project Sponsor: Shamrock Foods Thorlabs Photonics Is the Future • $250 Each Metal Surface Quality Characterization Design Team: Cole Lumsden, Steven Joe Murrell, Mohammad Rabata, Maryam Amanda Tanbal, Jacob Robert Tevik, Jinghao Zhou Project Sponsor: Procter & Gamble Kristy Pearson Fish Out of Water Award, First Prize • $250 Water Processing and Cleaning For Reuse Design Team: Brennen Guy (winner), Justine Nichole Bacchus, Cory Luke, Edward Francis Mackay, Nicholas Bradley Siegel Project Sponsor: Shamrock Foods Kristy Pearson Fish Out of Water Award, Second Prize • $150 Commercial-off-the-Shelf Infrastructure for a 1U CubeSat Design Team: Steven Wirth (winner), Benjamin Macleod Bossler, Reed Matthew Hubbell, Alfie C. Tsang, Dean Michael Whitman, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Williams Project Sponsor: Raytheon Missile Systems 39:1 spring 2016 ARIZONAENGINEER 9