2021 Engineering Capstone Design Expo

Tulane University’s fifth annual Engineering Capstone Design Expo provided an opportunity for students, faculty and engineering professionals to view and acknowledge capstone projects and academic achievements of students in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Engineering Physics, and Computer Science.

The EXPO took place online, via GatherTown, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, starting with opening remarks by SSE Dean, Professor Kimberly Foster. Following that, all attendees could start viewing the presentations and interact with the students presenting. The virtual program may be seen via the provided sidebars on the right side of this page.

There were prizes in each discipline, as voted by the entire audience and by specifically invited professionals. The awards were given to the following students:

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering:

Professionals’ Award: Madison McCall and Jere Williams

Audience’s Award: Griffin Gayne, Nicholas Salvadore, Nam Tran, William Wilson

Engineering Physics:

Professionals’ Award: Teagan Cronin, John Harkins, Maxwell Hinkle, Calli Taitz

Audience’s Award: John Clarke, Joey Gore, Robert Johnson, Ryan Kosson, Brittany Simone

Biomedical Engineering:

Professionals’ Award: Emma Chapel, Katherine Mattingly, Sydney Siegmeister, Madeline Tallman

Audience’s Award: Ana Figel, Matthew Weintraub, Charles Dranoff, Jillian Baggett

Computer Science:

Professionals’ Award: Mary Pwint

Audience’s Award: Samuel Bruchhaus, Anne-Marie Donahue, Dorothea Wetmore, Kaitlyn Cooney, Shayna Prinz

The advice and guidance from all the capstone project mentors from industry and from the Tulane faculty, listed by each project, is gratefully acknowledged.  Special appreciation is due to capstone professors of the participating departments: Dr. Julie Albert (CBE), Dr. Matt Barrios (PEP), Dr. Ram Mettu (CS), and Dr. Katherine Raymond (BME). Undergraduates Ila Keshishian and Ryan Park, under the guidance of Professors Ram Mettu and Matt Barrios, set up the virtual platform (GatherTown) and provided support to attendees. Thanks to our industry sponsor, Reactwell LLC for their contribution to the cash prizes. Finally, the generous support of the School of Science and Engineering and Dean Kimberly Foster make it possible to create exceptional capstone projects and showcase them professionally.