Senior Design Projects Continue to Amaze

As the semester ground to a close, sleep-deprived Senior Design students put the finishing touches on their capstone design projects. The projects were all completed just in time for the Senior Design Expo, held on Dec. 7 in the NEB Lobby. Onlookers and ‘celebrity’ judges explored all the projects while discussing with the student teams. Later in the day, the five projects that were judged to be the best were brought upstairs to undergo final judging.

On the judging panel were:

  • Retired ECE faculty member Dr. Leon Couch
  • UF alumnus Don Irons (BSEE’69)
  • Mark Easley (Texas Instruments)
  • UF alumnus Mark Jaeger (BSEE ’84)

The results of the judging were as follows:

Place Project Title Students
1st Pitch Analyzer Guitar Pedal Matt Serwinowski & Troy Tharpe
2nd OpRo Arm Francarlos Correa & Steven Bradner
3rd Induced Guitar String Resonator & Effects Unit Erick Cinco & Nicholas Jamshidi
4th GatorSynth Synthesizer James Safko & Elena Shortman
5th Touch-Free Capacitive Controller with LED Display Ian Chan & Brian Fieldson