Student-Proposed Projects

2018-19 Projects

For more information on any project, please contact Toni Boggan or email the project's Faculty Advisor.

CPSC 01 Zags Abroad

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Team: Katrina Baber, Kristen Burgett, Claire Norman, Lucille Tibbetts
Faculty Advisor: Gina Sprint email
Sponsor: CEDE

Develop a sophisticated web application to streamline and improve the Study Abroad process for both students and advisers.

CPSC 02 Food Guide - Senior Design

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Team: Emma Delucchi, Ariana Hibbard, Carol Joplin, Kurt Lamon
Faculty Advisor: Gina Sprint email
Sponsor: CEDE

The Food Guide is a service for individuals with food allergies, dietary restrictions, or food intolerances to eat at restaurants more safely and stress-free. An app available on the three biggest platforms, The Food Guide provides anyone with an internet connection the ability to filter a restaurant's menu to their specific dietary needs.

CPSC 05 KennelNow

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Team: Ellis Fischer, Nicole Howard, Samantha Vowles, Emma Woodburn
Faculty Advisor: Nadra Guizani email
Sponsor: CEDE

In place of participating in the current time-consuming system of Men’s Basketball ticket distribution, Gonzaga University students will use the mobile web application KennelNow to easily request, accept or deny, cancel, or view tickets to upcoming Men’s Basketball games. Tickets will be distributed to students using a tentative lottery point system.

CPSC 09 Gonzaga Tenting Rewards

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Team: Matthew Carter, Scott Kopczynski, Carlos Villagomez, Andrew Zenoni
Faculty Advisor: Shawn Bowers email
Sponsor: Kennel Club

Our project will streamline the tenting process and provide a unique incentive for students to tent and get more involved with basketball games.

ENSC 01 2D Seepage Model

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Team: Collin Connelley, Christina Languell, Ryan Nguyen
Faculty Advisor: Mark Muszynski email
Sponsor: CEDE

At the end of this project, we will create a working 2D Seepage Model to be used by Gonzaga University for the SEAS department.

ENSC 02 Bike Safety Smart Sensor

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Team: Robert Brajcich, Damon George, Arthur Lane
Faculty Advisor: Tim Ecklund email
Sponsor: CEDE

Biker and car safety will increase as compact circuit boards attached to bicycles will collect and transmit location, speed, and direction data to nearby cars and infrastructure.

ENSC 03 Driving Optimization for Autonomous Vehicles

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Team: Samuel Atkinson, Blake Casagranda, Victoria Sample, Cheyenne Stefan, Brady Whetsel
Faculty Advisor: Debra Offill email
Sponsor: CEDE

The project will result in a data-collecting and path-mapping vehicle capable of autonomous driving and optimizing its speed.

ENSC 04 Energy Storage in the NW

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Team: Erik Crouch, Joshua Holcomb, Nathan Jamsa, Shawn Marshall-Spitzbart
Faculty Advisor: Andy Johnston email
Sponsor: CEDE

The goal of our project is to compare three known long-term energy storage methods and demonstrate that hydrogen is a feasible option. Then we will construct a scale model an airplane hydrogen fuel tank to showcase the versatility of hydrogen storage.

ENSC 05 Hold That Cup of Joe

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Team: Breyana George, Ivan Jimenez, Kendall Monson, Payton Rothlin
Faculty Advisor: Noel Bormann email
Sponsor: CEDE

This project will be using wasted coffee grounds, turned into activated carbon by the process of pyrolysis, to filter water from the Spokane River -- specifically to remove heavy metals from the water to make it more drinkable.

ENSC 06 Hybrid Rocket Engine Test Instrument

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Team: David Barnes, Nicholas Fritschler, Jordan Haliday, Gabriel Leopold
Faculty Advisor: Marc Baumgardner email
Sponsor: CEDE

The goal of this project is to produce a working prototype of a Hybrid Rocket Motor Test Instrument that would pique engineering students’ interests in fields that are not currently represented by the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

ENSC 07 Infinity Ladder

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Team: Jarid Bennett, Dillon Bull, Kimbrell Larouche
Faculty Advisor: Jacob Laete email
Sponsor: CEDE

Our project is to design and build a safe, cost-effective, revolving ladder system for exercise purposes.

ENSC 08 Liquid Cooled Brakes

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Team: William Brazeau, Thomas Kourtis, Mark Luciano
Faculty Advisor: Jim Weston email
Sponsor: CEDE

Our team's goal is to develop and show analysis that our liquid brake cooling concept is a possible application to the automotive industry, optimizing brake temperatures to improve brake performance and durability.

ENSC 09 Modular Children's Prosthetic

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Team: Luis Gonzalez-Flores, Wesley Houser, Matthew Lugo, Michael Shiraishi
Faculty Advisor: Rich Thomas email
Sponsor: CEDE

For our project, we are trying to retrofit existing 3D-printed arms to achieve higher level function, with the goal of aiding disabled children in their stages of growth. We aim to achieve this by constructing a capsule, containing all the electronic and mechanical components, that can be exchanged between different-sized arms.

ENSC 10 Wind Design of Tall Building

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Team: Logan Cayton, Kyle Lerch, Alex Pihl, Jonathan Teman
Faculty Advisor: Joshua Schultz email
Sponsor: CEDE

Our project will design eight tall buildings that will be investigated based on performance metrics such as peak inner-story drifts and floor accelerations, and the probability of failure between the prototype buildings, ultimately determining which benefit the most from PBWD.

ENSC 11 Personal Desalination Device

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Team: Joshua Aspinwall, Sebastian Berven, Mikaella Croskrey, Ross Leung-Wagner, Matthew Moen
Faculty Advisor: Dave Moss email
Sponsor: CEDE

The project seeks to ensure that communities vulnerable to a changing global climate can still maintain healthy levels of water consumption. Our goal is to create a personal desalination device capable of providing the WHO minimum of 20L of water per day in under two hours, ensuring a widespread capability to produce safe drinking water from seawater.

ENSC 12 Roasting Efficiency (Coffee)

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Team: Christopher Rizzuti, Daniel Seats, Andrew Swift, Christopher Ward
Faculty Advisor: Marc Baumgardner email
Sponsor: CEDE

We will be designing a steam turbine for small, niche applications. This will include extensive research as well as modeling, construction and testing of the product.

ENSC 13 Virtual Touchscreen

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Team: Joseph Bruckner, Nathaniel Ng, Ryan Zenoni
Faculty Advisor: Rodney Pickett email
Sponsor: CEDE

We plan on developing a proof of concept for a virtual touchscreen with projection-based display and sensor-based user feedback.

ENSC 14 Trafixx: Smart Traffic Grid

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Team: Trevor Flynn, Nicholas Hopwood, Tyler Willis
Faculty Advisor: Shane Pacini email
Sponsor: CEDE

The goal of the Trafixx Project is to maximize the efficiency and safety of the traffic grid. To accomplish this goal, we will develop a complete system that will replace the current signals and establish a smart traffic grid.

ENSC 53 Ebike Traction Control

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Team: Liam Jones, Joan Llompart Babler, Alex Tang
Faculty Advisor: Debra Offill email
Sponsor: CEDE

Electric Bicycles, or EBikes, travel at high speeds with more momentum than traditional bikes, but lack effective braking systems. This project will demonstrate the use of electric bike motors as generators to augment existing brakes, providing safer, more reliable braking. The anticipated challenge in this project will be "power electronics" - circuit design for switching and converting electrical power using semiconductors.

ENSC 55/CPSC 3 Pharmaceutical Blockchain

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Team: Mehak Bharagava, Max Dulin, Jeb Kilfoyle, Jacob Krantz, Andrew Yang
Faculty Advisor: David Schroeder email
Sponsor: CEDE

Our project goal is to change the customer experience by freeing them to fulfill prescriptions at any pharmacy without relying on a single provider or physical prescriptions. Our blockchain product will thus revolutionize the status quo healthcare data storage techniques.

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