LSU Mechanical Engineering Students to Showcase Inventions

05/02/2013 11:24 AM

BATON ROUGE – For many LSU engineering seniors, the pinnacle of their undergraduate curriculum is the capstone senior design project. These seniors will showcase their completed products that began as only ideas more than a year ago.


The mechanical engineering capstone design exhibition will be held on Friday, May 3, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the courtyard of Patrick F. Taylor Hall, located on Nicholson Extension.


Industry, government, private and non-profit agencies have partnered with student groups to sponsor innovative projects designed to provide solutions to current engineering challenges. A sample of this year's projects include the following:

  • Subsea Exhibit Able to Integrate Grade-Level Expectations with ROVs (SEATIGER)
  • SAE Mini Baja Car
  • Bike Conversion Attachment for Pediatric Manual Wheelchairs
  • New Generation Paintball Gun – Take II
  • Surface Passivation of Aluminum-Based Microchannel Devices
  • Instant Infant
  • Portable Ice Chest/Ice Maker
  • Development of Multiscalar Hierarchical Synthetic Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
  • Biodiesel Education and Engagement Program
  • Remote Control Fishing Boat
  • Design and Construction of a Cost Effective Net Zero HVAC System for a Residential Application in South Louisiana
  • High-Pressure Chamber for Simulation of Venus Landing Environment


Members of the media wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by contacting Mimi LaValle, director of the LSU College of Engineering Office of Communications, at 225-578-5706 or 225-439-5633 or Those attending the event are asked to park in the lot in front of Patrick F. Taylor Hall.

Mimi  LaValle 
Department of Physics & Astronomy

Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2013