Many schools require senior capstones — multidisciplinary projects that showcase the problem-solving abilities and critical-thinking skills that students have developed over the preceding years, as well as their research prowess, proficiency in planning, and willingness to engage in teamwork.
MD Raz, 2019
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Hugo is an academic course management platform designed to decrease the workload on faculty by reducing the number of emails received from students. At the core of the platform is an artificial intelligence-fueled chatbot that allows students to ask questions ranging from logistical (where is my class?) to course-related (what is AI?).
Brian Boyle, BS Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2019
Enson Chen, BS Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2019
Convenience . . . delivered. The product provides a combined hardware and software solution for the safe and secure exchange of goods.
Fangi Zeng, BS Mechanical Engineering, 2019
William Hsu, BS Mechanical Engineering, 2019
Elaine Li, BS Mechanical Engineering, 2019
Terry Tong, BS Mechanical Engineering, 2019
Benson Li, BS Mechanical Engineering, 2019
Joey Wong, BS Mechanical Engineering, 2019
At the third annual Senior Capstone Competition and Showcase on May 7, 2018 many graduating undergraduate students got opportunity to let their talents shine. They spent their final year creating, building, and designing their senior capstone project. A culminating project that embodies all of their academic and entrepreneurial skills they’ve developed during their time at NYU Tandon.
Sponsored by the Convergence of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Institute, the 2018 Senior Capstone Competition featured 19 teams who took over the MakerSpace and guided crowds of students, faculty, and guests through demos of their designs. From the 19, six teams were selected by the capstone competition committee, which includes Industry Professor Michael Knox,MakerSpace Manager Victoria Bill, and Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and CIE Institute director Jin Montclare, to pitch their capstone projects to a panel of judges.
Meraj Choudhury, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2018
Navindra Sawh, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2018
The duo designed a more cost-effective option for current robotic exoskeletons that are used in physical therapy, which tend to be very expensive. The primary function of the exoskeleton is to stimulate the neuromuscular system of the user by allowing them to perform simulated or assisted walking. With many robotic exoskeletons costing upwards of $80,000, EXO2 would be a cheaper and effective option for patients undergoing physical therapy.
Alexis Zerata, BS Integrated Digital Media minor in business, 2018
Over 40 million adults in the U.S. currently experience anxiety, and 2-3% of Americans experience panic disorders in a year according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Being an Integrated Digital Media major, she decided to create a mobile app and wearable ring that uses AR to guide people through breathing techniques in a discrete manner. Users hold up their phone to scan their ring, a flower appears on the screen over the ring, and opens and closes at calming intervals to slow down their heart rate.
Alex Concepcion, BS Electrical Engineering, 2018
Nasif Islam, BS Electrical Engineering, 2018
Eshka-Ne Kumar, BS Electrical Engineering, 2018
When firefighters enter buildings to combat a fire, or military personnel conduct an operation, they tend to use manual radio transmissions to estimate their locations, but situational factors can cause issues such as heavy smoke. Using LoRa for its long-range capabilities, which enables their device to transmit data to a remote computer, estimate distance traveled of each firefighter at a specific location, and also track the path history of each individual.
Luciana Jaalouk, BS Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2018
Eduardo Hernandez Vivar, BS Mechanical Engineering, 2018
Justin Talevski, BS Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2018
Marc Rozman, BS Mechanical Engineering, 2018
Shivam Suleria, BS Mechanical Engineering, 2018
Winging-It is an electric R/C aircraft that competed at the 2018 Society of Aerospace Engineers (SAE) Aero Design West Competition in California. After winning third place at the national competition and 10th place internationally where they competed against 37 teams, the NYU SAE Aero Design Team’s aircraft successfully completed five flights where it excelled at carrying a maximum payload similar to a commercial airliner.
Undergraduate students presented their culminating capstone projects as part of the second annual Senior Capstone Competition, sponsored by the Convergence of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Institute. The competition gives undergraduates a unique opportunity to hone their entrepreneurial skills as well as the chance to win cash prizes to fund future endeavors on their projects.Six teams were selected by the capstone competition committee, which included industry professor Michael Knox and associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and CIE Institute director Jin Montclare, to pitch their prototypes to a panel of reputed judges at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s 2017 Research Expo.
First place winners Dimitrios Lintzeris and Daniel Targonski, both majors in electrical engineering, created a fully autonomous pedestrian traffic counter that tracks and gathers data on the amount of people passing by a business during a day.
The statistics are staggering for deaths resulting from collisions between bicyclists and motor vehicles. With an estimated 40% of these fatalities occurring after a car crashed into a bicyclist from behind, electrical engineering students Aimee Nogoy, Takuya Fukui, and Wai San Gu created the safety device RadarWAT to alert cyclists to cars that are approaching too closely behind their bicycle.
The third place prize went to Frederick Bills, Artur Chodor, Bartosz Chodor, Garrett Harbeson, Sakir Hossain, and Katrina Johnk, who designed and manufactured an aircraft for the Society of Aerospace Engineers (SAE) Aero Design East 2017 competition. Students engineered a model passenger aircraft that maximizes the passenger and cargo load, while minimizing power consumption. Featuring a dual-airfoil wing, an octagonal fuselage and staggered passenger seating arrangement that resulted in less drag, the team’s design placed 15th out of 40 teams in the regular competition class, and secured 14th place for the Highest Payload — a feat for many of the team members in their first foray in aeroplane design.Check out the full article by Camila Ryder that covers Capstone 2017.
The school of Engineering hosted its first ever undergraduate senior capstone competition on April 27, 2016. Around 15 undergraduate teams, along with their capstone projects sent their applications for the competition. Five teams were selected for the final round and they got the chance to pitch their projects in front of a very reputed judging panel. Tandon School of Engineering’s inaugural capstone competition was a huge success and it has laid down the foundation for such competitions in the coming years. The aim of this competition is to hone the entrepreneurial skills of the engineering students while they are working on their senior year projects. It gives the engineering students, a huge incentive to work hard on their projects by competing with their friends and showcasing their business acumen and presentation skills.2016 Winners
Urbanomino explores how a city building game, like SimCity, might function when the people, the businesses, and developers of a city have a stake in shaping their city. By using a voting system, Urbanomino introduces an element of organic unpredictability to simulating the growth of a modern urban environment.
Matthew Conto, BS in Integrated Digital Media, May 2016
MUSCULAR EXERCISE GUIDE (MEG)
MEG is a wearable muscular exercise guide for physical therapy assistance including patients suffering from Lymphedema. It provides real-time feedback to customers on their exercising patterns to improve their technique and thereby enhance muscle growth.
Meshal Alhathal, BS in Electrical Engineering, May 2016
Devorah Shira, BS in ECE, May 2016
Traditional 3D printers have enabled increases in the complexity of the shape of parts but cannot produce functional or smart systems directly. This capstone project is aimed to create a 3D embedded systems manufacturing robot, which can incorporate electronics and energy harvesting systems directly into the final part in one step.
Steven Eric Zeltmann, BS+MS in Mechanical Engineering, May 2016
Matthew Lemanski, BS+MS in Mechanical Engineering, May 2016
William Peng, BS+MS in Mechanical Engineering, May 2016
Shawon Rabidas, BS in Mechanical Engineering, May 2016
Sandy Shen, BS+MS in Mechanical Engineering, May 2016
Avitosh Totaram, BS in Mechanical Engineering, May 2016
Senior Capstones Formal capstone courses, typically taken in a student’s senior year, are organized for the following majors:
We have developed guidelines for dealing with intellectual property (IP) issues in capstone projects.