LSU Engineering Seniors Exhibit Prototypes for Engineering Solutions

05/02/2014 08:22 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 final products that began as only an idea more than a year ago.

Industry, government, private and non-profit agencies partner with the student groups to sponsor innovative projects designed to provide solutions to current engineering challenges.
The Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design exhibition will be held on Friday, May 2, from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the courtyard of Patrick F. Taylor Hall located on Nicholson Extension.

Featuring 44 team designs, a sample of this year’s projects include the following:

  • Automatic lawnmower
  • Child fire escape
  • Automated pressure sore reducer for wheelchairs
  • Wireless EKG monitoring device
  • Self-sustaining portable refrigerator
  • Yankee Doctor Blade unloading device
  • Subsea manipulator exhibit with remote operated vehicle
  • HIEST (High Elevation Impact Sampling Tool) pylon design
  • SAE aero design airplane
  • Dry sump oil system
  • Formula SAE car
  • SAE mini Baja car
  • Mobile Marksman 4


Media attending the event are invited to park in the front and side lots of Patrick F. Taylor Hall on the Nicholson Extension.

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Mimi  LaValle 
Department of Physics & Astronomy

Posted on Friday, May 2, 2014