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The KEEN Program - Senior Design Showcase

Senior DesignTwo student teams are chosen from every senior design class. Selected by their fellow classmates, the participants compete for awards up to $1,000. The projects and presentations created by the students are celebrated in the Senior Design Showcase.

Arriving at that point is quite a journey and all teams adhere to the following process:

  • Connect with fellow students to form a team.
  • Develop a solution to a self-discovered need or a problem provided by faculty.
  • Negotiate with team members to select a solution to develop.
  • Develop a deliverable that fits the solution chosen by the team.
  • Create a prototype of the technology.
  • Develop a professional presentation conforming to the requirements set for the showcase.

 The point of the project is not to just search for a scalable commercial idea, but to use the Three C’s of the KEEN program to develop a solution and gain other real-world skills that will help them in their future engineering careers.


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2020 Senior Design Showcase Prize Winners

First Place and winner of $1,000 for the team
Project - Forest (Outdoor) Fire Detection System
Advisor - Dr. Mohammed Niamat
Team Members - Brandon Kottke, Logan Cluckey, Ryan Mitchell, Zachary Stetz, Christian Kanfeld              

Second Place and winner of $500 for the team
Project - Detwiler Park
Advisor - Dr. Douglas Nims
Team Members - Brandy Spitulski, Josh Auman, Collin Bohland, Alex Shubert, Ahmad Murrar, Amanda Jabri                       

Third Place and winner of $250 for the team
Project - Wireless Bluetooth Water Quality Sensor
Advisor - Dr. Glen Lipscomb
Team Members - Ethan Bachman, Logan Berry, Mike Baldwin, Adam Boyd, Michael Andrews                           


Honorable Mention

Project - Enduro-Kart Design for Daytona International Speedway
Advisor - Dr. Cioc & Dr. Schroeder
Team Members - Colin Jedrzejek, Caleb Schindler, Colton Niese                

Project - Improving Capabilities of Optical Particle Counters for Covid-19 Research
Advisor - Dr. George Choueiri
Team Members - Zachary Deraedt, Justin Beer, Josh Stetz                    

Project - Lucas County Roundabout
Advisor - Dr. Douglas Nims
Team Members - Jenna Stauch, Halle Githens, Brady Klein, Ryan Wisniewski, Jacob Watson                

Project - Zero Touch Sani-System
Advisor - Dr. Bilal Sarsour
Team Members - Richard Corron, Lucas Borderer, Cole D. Foos, Sean J. Hafner, Raymond M. Martinek 

For additional information about the Senior Design Showcase, please contact us today. 

Rocket Innovations is proud to partner with the College of Engineering; together we deliver non-technical professional skills training. We’ve also worked together to create a Student Incubator, in which participants learn how to take a project from the idea stage to potential market entry.

We teach students both how to be an entrepreneur and also how to bring entrepreneurially-minded learning and other essential skills to all they do in their careers.

We support the College of Engineering as one of a select few partner institutions from the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network, (KEEN). KEEN is dedicated to preparing undergraduate engineering students for success with the Entrepreneurial Mindset.

Students in our programs are taught to be lifelong learners and obtain the professional skills they will need to use in their careers and personal lives post-graduation.  

Last Updated: 3/8/21