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UW Engineering Design Symposium Winners Chosen

December 12, 2011 — Judges have selected winners in the University of Wyoming's annual College of Engineering and Applied Science Senior Design Symposium.

More than 130 college seniors representing architectural, civil, chemical, petroleum, electrical and computer engineering and computer science exhibited and presented individual and team design projects at the symposium. Their projects were evaluated by more than 20 judges representing business, industry, and UW. Students were required to design, and in some cases, fabricate the project selected with their advisers.

Projects included a new design approaches for 15th Street in Laramie between Garfield and Willett Drive, design of a wind turbine tower test facility, Ibuprofen pain patch, fracture simulations, UW Performing Arts Center designs, an automated frost-free hydrant and many more.

Symposium award winners for 2011:

Computer Science - Tie between the team of Zeb Fross, Lysite, and Paul Ogle and Odion Oisamoje, both Laramie; and the team of  Mark Allen, Chehalis, Wash., Will Dowd, Littleton, Colo., and Keith Ellington, Larkspur, Colo.

Civil and Architectural Engineering awarded Best Transportation Design for the roundabout design for the intersection of 15th Street and Grand Ave. to Carlos Casas, Laramie, Philip Mann, Bellingham, Wash., and Evgeniya Tyson, Evanston.

Electrical and Computer Engineering awarded Best Senior Design Project (individual) to Tony Allen, Rock Springs, for his project on "cellular-based multimedia alert home security system"; and Best Senior Design Project (two-person team) to Ben Lampe, Cody, and Patrick McDowell, Sheridan, for their "smokehouse automation design project."

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering's Best Presentation went to Alyssa Hughes, Longmont, Colo., Neil Neuberger, Casper,  Shuai Tan, Laramie, and Kelsey Thrush, Berthoud, Colo.,  for their project "the implementation of organosoly pretreatment into a cellulosic ethanol plant."

Tony Allen of Rock Springs explains his "cellular-based multimedia alert home security system" to Fred Benson of Centennial, chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board. Allen received the department's Best Senior Design Project award during the recent Senior Design Symposium. (CEAS Photo)

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