CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The College of Science and Engineering hosted the Engineering Advisory Board Meeting and celebrated graduating seniors with a luncheon on May 15.
About 70 people attended the event, including community leaders and donors who support the college’s programs.
Featured speakers were former University President Bob Ferguson and Valerie Pompa, a Vice President with Flint Hills Resources.
The event also included presentation of awards for the students’ Capstone projects, and a tour of the Unmanned Systems Lab.
In the Business Plan Category, the winning teams that received $300, $200 and $100, respectively, are
- First Place: Lindsay Biehler, Christoph Hintz, Ernest Hosea, Benjamin Johnson and Lawrence Rahmes for “Fault-Tolerant Multi-Rotor UAS Platform”
- Second Place: Ian Gates, Logan Norton, J. Hunter Tomerlin and David Trudeau for “Removal of Suspended Solids from Fracking Hydraulic Fracturing Flow-Back and Produced Wastewater”
- Third Place: Juan Hass, Justin Keiper and Michael Martin for “Multi-Purpose Hydraulic-Winch Trailer”
IEEE Corpus Christi Section also gave the following awards and $500, $250 and $120, respectively.
- First Place: Jesse Attaway, Cody Collin, Kelsea Foster, Bryan Hunt and Andrew Schipper for “Scalable, Sustainable, Replicable Prototype Water Filtration System for Rural Africa”
- Second Place: Phuong Ly, Benjamin DeBruler, Meagan Saylors, Dustin Smith and Juanita Solano for “Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle”
- Third Place: Christopher Charba, Sonya Cortez, Cody Fry, Robert Gowens, David Nordstrom and Zachary Ramirez for “Hybrid Energy Conversion and Storage System for Near-shore Environments”