The House of Learned Doctors is made up of four students: Aaron Maness, a junior majoring in electrical engineering and minoring in computer science; John Amos, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering; Luke Rowley, a senior majoring in civil engineering; and Cody Breckenridge, a junior year majoring in electrical engineering with an emphasis in power, energy, and renewable energy systems. They completed their team e-Portfolio in their ME302 Thermodynamics course.
The ISO team is made up of four students: Dustin Miller, Ryan Schwartz, and Derrick Hirsch (all sophomores majoring in mechanical engineering) as well as Rhett Edwards. They completed their team e-Portfolio in their ME302 Thermodynamics course.
The Boise State Tripoli Senior Design Team redesigned a high-powered rocket with a focus on reducing costs compared to typical high-powered rockets, incorporating novel techniques into the design, and generating excitement about flying rockets and STEM in general. The majority of the rocket components utilized the standard techniques used for high-powered rockets. The team’s e-Portfolio outlines the initial steps in the development process. A market analysis, problem definition, and specifications provided the starting point for the design. From these, conceptual designs for the rocket were explored along with an analysis of those designs. The team members were seniors Dylan Sherick, Evan Rust, Robert Raglant, Ali Ibrahim, and Brad Whipple.
An interdisciplinary senior design team at Boise State University designed and built a pill box that provided dosage alerts. The team’s sponsor was Dr. Jim Browning. After reviewing products currently available on the market, they built a device to address the potentially dangerous problem of medication non-compliance. With a $700 budget, the team built a device that incorporates 28 compartments, each housing a pill cup for easy access. Each compartment houses a sensor that allows the device to monitor and record dosage activity. Each compartment is also equipped with a green LED light that will flash along with an audio alert to remind the user to take their medication based on programming input by the caregiver. This device will serve to reduce medication errors and increase independence for its users. The team included mechanical engineering seniors Kerri Rager, Jeff Rayburn, and Stephen Gabbard and electrical engineering seniors Mike Larsen and Tung Ho.