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CETA Design Expo

CETA's Biannual Event Showcasing Student Projects

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Save the date for the Spring 2021 Virtual CETA Design Expo on Friday, April 30.

The CETA Design Expo is a biannual event, hosted at the end of each semester, where students present their innovative projects. First-year students present after their first semester in the fall, sophomores present at the end of their second year in the spring, and seniors present their Capstone design projects in the spring or fall (depending on when they are graduating).

It’s interesting seeing how students from different disciplines approach solving the problem and how each of our different ideas were integrated in the final design.

Joel Lawes ’21, electrical engineering

Fall 2020 Winners

Winners for ECT110P Course

Poster #F1-4 | Arduino 3D Printer
Emmanuel Magbene ’24, electromechanical engineering technology
Dillon Stan ’24, computer and electronic engineering technology
John Marrero Roman ’24, biomedical engineering

Poster #F2-4 | Basketball Robot
Koniel Byfield ’24, electromechanical engineering technology
Jose Sanchez ’24, computer and electronic engineering technology
Terique Shakes ’24, computer and electronic engineering technology
Torrick Taylor ’24, electromechanical engineering technology

Winners for ES 143P Course

Poster #F3-2 | CoronaRoomba
Na'ilah Amin ’24, computer science and engineering
Aishat Banire ’24, biomedical engineering with pre-med concentration
Leif Farber-Krug ’24, mechanical engineering with robotics concentration
Ethan Foligno ’24, computer science and engineering

Poster #F4-6 | Automatic Canal Locks
Alexander Schneidler ’24, robotics engineering
Max Westphal ’24, robotics engineering
Ashley White ’24, mechanical engineering with acoustics concentration 

Poster #F5-3 | Glove That Controls Drone
Evan Bouchard ’24, biomedical engineering
Nick Denave ’24, mechanical engineering
Daniel Jimenez ’24, civil engineering
Jonathan Ho ’24, computer engineering

Poster #F6-3 Sound Security System
Ian Corn ’24, mechanical engineering
Jacob Molea ’24, acoustical engineering and music
Aaron Pelchar ’24, acoustical engineering and music

Poster #F7-3 | Home Automation
Colin Ferrer ’24, mechanical engineering
Josh Mott ’24, biomedical engineering
Keenarah George ’24, biomedical engineering
Eli Freilich ’24, mechanical engineering

Poster #F8-5 | Roy G. ByPass
Deyanna Williams-Barnaby ’24, biomedical engineering
Tom Dziekan ’24, acoustical engineering and music
NyJae Pacheco ’24, computer science and engineering and physics double major
Jake Field ’24, mechanical engineering

Poster #F9-4 | Table Cleaning-Bot
Alexander Thornberg ’24, civil engineering
Aidan Duda ’24, civil engineering

Congratulations to our fall 2020 senior winners!

Poster #SR1-5 | Greenwich Ave Improvements, Stamford, CT
Gina Depasquale ’20, civil engineering

Poster #SR1-7 | Guitar Pedal Emulator Plug-in
Jacob Cayetano ’20, computer engineering

Poster #SR2-3 | Bluetooth Guitar Pedal
Ryan Levin ’20, electrical engineering and audio engineering technology double major
Christopher Villano ’20, audio engineering technology and music production and technology double major
Rick Luciano ’20, audio engineering technology

Poster #SR2-4 | IoT Pantry System
Erik Rodriguez ’20, computer engineering with computer science minor
Katherine Fauci ’20, computer engineering
Keshawn Smith ’20, computer engineering with computer science minor

First-Year Student Projects

ES 143P and ECT 110P—EXPO DESIGN CHALLENGE

ES 143P: Engineering and Design—Introduction to the fundamentals of engineering, the engineering profession and engineering design with emphasis on guided design and problem-solving methodologies. Students will undertake practice-oriented group design projects.

ECT 110P: High Impact Practice: First Year Seminar—Introduction to the fundamentals of electronics & computer engineering technology with emphasis on skills that are needed for the major. Students undertake practice-oriented group lessons in topics such as soldering, printed circuit board and electronic/computers troubleshooting skills. Students are guided to apply the skills they gained from the above lessons to build electronic gadgets, and to use robotic kits to perform specific tasks through team projects. Statistical analysis is covered in this course. Students work on several projects including a final project in a team setting. Three hours of combined lecture/laboratory.

DESIGN CHALLENGE

Each team must propose, build, and demonstrate a final project that shows new knowledge and skills pertaining to their Arduino controller. New knowledge and skills may be in the form of:

  • Implementation of two new sensors
  • Novel application of an existing sensor
  • Advanced programming techniques beyond the code given in the manual

DESIGN EVALUATION CRITERIA

The following criteria will be used by judges to evaluate the final product and to choose the winning designs/products.

  1. Performance (Successful completion of the intended task)
  2. Creativity (How creative is the final product?)
  3. Level of Difficulty (How complex is the new sensor/coding/knowledge?)
  4. Presentation: Poster (Does the poster clearly illustrate the goal of the project?)
  5. Presentation: Oral (Are the students well prepared and rehearsed?)

Poster #F1-1
Faculty Name: Kiwon Sohn, PhD
Project Name: Group 1 of ECT 110 (43092 Session)
Students: Yousif Albur, Justin Bruce, Kameron Crichlow

Poster #F2-1
Faculty Name: Kiwon Sohn, PhD
Project Name: Group 1 of ECT 110 (43093 Session)
Students: Thomas Conway, Emmanuel Diaz, Jacob Eimont

Poster #F3-1
Faculty Name: Eoin King, PhD
Project Name: AutoFoods
Students: Zainab Al Mahdi, Mshari Alhsawi, Zackary Davis, Carl-Michael Ellis, Tyler Wolfe

Poster #F4-1
Faculty Name: Phil Faraci, MEng
Project Name: CMD: COVID-19 Management Device
Students: Christian Chokshi, Christian Collazo-Roman, Nick Damon, Likit Kannan

Poster #F5-1
Faculty Name: Phil Faraci, MEng
Project Name: Arduino Alarm Clock
Students: Carla Evans, Monica Padykula, Amelie Suero

Poster #F6-1
Faculty Name: Ulrich Decher. PhD
Project Name: Follow the Path
Students: Michael Doyle, Jay Scacca, John Lyons

Poster #F7-1
Faculty Name: Eric N. James, PhD
Project Name: Arduino Game Jump (DIE I2C)
Students: Mohammad Aldhufairi, Osamah Almutairi, Nasser Alali, Mazyad Alotaibi, Abdullatif Alotaibi

Poster #F8-1
Faculty Name: Eric N. James, PhD
Project Name: The Covidinator
Students: Ali Alajim, Ryan Gilmartin, William Krzanowski, Kenzie Reed

Poster #F9-1
Faculty Name: Eric N. James, PhD
Project Name: Seismic Isolation Device
Students: Abdualla Alshammari, Fahad Alshemeri, Abdullah Alfreh

Poster #F1-2
Faculty Name: Kiwon Sohn, PhD
Project Name: Group 2 of ECT 110 (43092 Session)
Students: Jade Campbell, Joniel Figueroa, Centrell Jackson

Poster #F2-2
Faculty Name: Kiwon Sohn, PhD
Project Name: Group 2 of ECT 110 (43093 Session)
Students: Dorsen Joseph, Nicholas Komorowski, Myles Grigalunas-Powell

Poster #F3-2
Faculty Name: Eoin King, PhD
Project Name: CORONAROOMBA
Students: Na'ilah Amin, Aishat Banire, Leif Farber-Krug, Ethan Foligno

Poster #F4-2
Faculty Name: Phil Faraci, MEng
Project Name: The Painter
Students: Reema Alotaibi, Paige DiCiccio, Luis Garcia, Kayla MacDonald

Poster #F5-2
Faculty Name: Phil Faraci, MEng
Project Name: A.D.T.
Students: Joe Castaldo, Andrew Esteves, Dylan Zapata

Poster #F6-2
Faculty Name: Ulrich Decher, PhD
Project Name: Cops and Robbers
Students: Noah Angell, Nathan Becher, Jenna Ifkovic

Poster #F7-2
Faculty Name: Eric N. James, PhD
Project Name: Hand Sanitizer Dispenser
Students: Machia Wallace, Abdullah Alshatti, Rahul Kumar

Poster #F8-2
Faculty Name: Eric N. James, PhD
Project Name: Cleaning Robot
Students: Demoi Wright, Christian Francois, Shafi Alajmi, Mobarak Almutairi

Poster #F9-2
Faculty Name: Eric N. James, PhD
Project Name: Smart Garden
Students: Owen Wardwel, David David, Miah Miglore, Brett Kappel

Poster #F1-3
Faculty Name: Kiwon Sohn, PhD
Project Name: Group 3 of ECT 110 (43092 Session)
Students: Maryam Kammoun, Fern Mckoy, Richard M. Boutelle

Poster #F2-3
Faculty Name: Kiwon Sohn, PhD
Project Name: Group 3 of ECT 110 (43093 Session)
Students: Luke Kramer, Maurice Mighty, Jeys Torres-Alicea

Poster #F3-3
Faculty Name: Eoin King, PhD
Project Name: SocialDistanceAlarm
Students: Stephen Blankson, Christopher Brunetti, John Keating, Yehuda Meyer, Heather Turner

Poster #F4-3
Faculty Name: Phil Faraci, MEng
Project Name: Puck Push
Students: Rachel Necky, Brayden Smith, Jillian Zitofsky

Poster #F5-3
Faculty Name: Phil Faraci, MEng
Project Name: Glove That Controls Drone
Students: Evan Bouchard, Nick Denave, Jonathan Ho, Daniel Jimenez Gil

Poster #F6-3
Faculty Name: Ulrich Decher, PhD
Project Name: Sound Security System
Students: Ian Corn, Jacob Molea, Aaron Pelchar

Poster #F7-3
Faculty Name: Eric N. James, PhD
Project Name: Home Automation
Students: Colin Ferrer, Josh Mott, Keenarah George, Eli Freilich

Poster #F8-3
Faculty Name: Eric N. James, PhD
Project Name: Electronic Locking Mechanism with Alarm
Students: Jonathan Hill, Thomas Matta, Olivia Rund, Salem Almutairi

Poster #F9-3
Faculty Name: Eric N. James, PhD
Project Name: Delivery Robot
Students: Christos Stergiotis, Jasianna Vasconcellos, Abdullah Alenezi, Abdulrazag Alrashed, Omar Aldaihani

Poster #F1-4
Faculty Name: Kiwon Sohn, PhD
Project Name: Group 4 of ECT 110 (43092 Session)
Students: Emmanuel Magbene, Dillon Stan, John Marrero Roman

Poster #F2-4
Faculty Name: Kiwon Sohn, PhD
Project Name: Group 4 of ECT 110 (43093 Session)
Students: Koniel Byfield, Jose Sanchez, Terique Shakes, Torrick Taylor

Poster #F3-4
Faculty Name: Eoin King, PhD
Project Name: Piano-Playing Robots
Students: Jefferson Cajuste, Nicole Costa, Marvin Pierre-Louis, Anisha Pitter

Poster #F4-4
Faculty Name: Phil Faraci, MEng
Project Name: Super Self-Aware Elevator
Students: Miles Calderone, Dillon Camarillo, Clarence Jubac, Alvin Ye

Poster #F5-4
Faculty Name: Phil Faraci, MEng
Project Name: The Drawbridge
Students: Joy Destiny, Peter Ogrinc, Lemuel Oquendo Romero

Poster #F6-4
Faculty Name: Ulrich Decher, PhD
Project Name: Firebot
Students:Henna Carr, Abigail Abram, Joseph Cristello

Poster #F7-4
Faculty Name: Eric N. James, PhD
Project Name: Automatic Face Mask Dispenser
Students: Hussain Alqallaf, Bader Alenezi, Salem Alluwfan, Mohammed Alghamdi, Khaled Huseen

Poster #F8-4
Faculty Name: Eric N. James, PhD
Project Name: LED Light-Up Race-Track
Students: Noah Kell, Cameron Souza

Poster #F9-4
Faculty Name: Eric N. James, PhD
Project Name: Table Cleaning-Bot
Students: Alexander Thornberg, Aidan Duda

Poster #F1-5
Faculty Name: Kiwon Sohn, PhD
Project Name: Group 5 of ECT 110 (43092 Session)
Students: Owen Prendergast, Nicholas Toto

Poster #F3-5
Faculty Name: Phil Faraci, MEng
Project Name: Automatic Door System
Students: Alex Bush, Brandon Cook, Will Denno

Poster #F4-5
Faculty Name: Phil Faraci, MEng
Project Name: Automatic Hand Sanitizer Dispenser
Students: Ed Delphonse, Feiyan Orourke, Bryant Ortiz, Jolie Trinh

Poster #F6-5
Faculty Name: Ulrich Decher, PhD
Project Name: Robot Alarm System
Students: Thomas Plantamura, Sarah Kellog

Poster #F7-5
Faculty Name: Eric N. James, PhD
Project Name: Automatic Door Lock
Students: Aaron Rizzo, Fahad Almutairi, Kayliah Wilmot, Noman Alshammari, Abdulaziz Alshatti

Poster #F8-5
Faculty Name: Eric N. James, PhD
Project Name: Roy G. ByPass
Students: Deyanna Williams-Barnaby, Tom Dziekan, NyJae Pacheco, Jake Field

Poster #F3-6
Faculty Name: Phil Faraci, MEng
Project Name: Automated Sliding Door
Students: Justin Pezzolesi, Lucas Slomski, Dominic Vercellone

Poster #F4-6
Faculty Name: Phil Faraci, MEng
Project Name: Automatic Canal Locks
Students: Alexander Schneidler, Max Westphal, Ashley White

Poster #F6-6
Faculty Name: Ulrich Decher, PhD
Project Name: Fire Fighting Robot
Students: Evan Desandre, Logan Espardinez, James Felault

Senior Capstone Projects

Senior Design/Capstone courses are the culminating experience for students. Students work on projects in their field of study with faculty mentors or external project sponsors to design, fabricate, and/or test a device, process, or system. This is a major design experience based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work and incorporating industry appropriate standards and realistic constraints.

Students participating are enrolled in:
AUD 481P—Senior Project II for Audio Engineering Technology
CE 465P—Civil Engineering Design Project II
ECE 483W—Capstone Design II for Computer and Electrical Engineering
ECT 481P—Senior Design Project II for Engineering Technology
ME 473W—Capstone Design Project II for Mechanical Engineering

DESIGN EVALUATION CRITERIA

The following criteria will be used by judges to evaluate the projects and posters and to choose the winning designs/posters:

  1. Clarity of the poster and oral presentations
  2. Student’s overall responses to the questions of the judges.
  3. The completeness of the work.
  4. Quality of the project.

Project #SR1-1

Course: ECT 481P

Faculty Name: Ying Yu, PhD

Project Name: RF robot car camera

Student(s): Jakob Silver

Project Description: The robot car camera is designed to be used within either a broadcast or a live event such as a basketball game or concert respectively. Having a mobile camera this small and compact enables perspectives not yet seen. The car itself is controlled with an Arduino Uno with a 2.4gHz antenna to receive data from the controller. The camera is a repurposed GoPro Hero 3 encapsulated in a custom, 3d-printed shell. The video is transmitted using the Hollyland Mars 300 using a 5gHz signal. This kit has a range of 300 feet and the video outputs an HDMI signal. The video captured can either be sent to a monitor directly or sent to a frame sync to be used in a live broadcast along with other cameras on the show.

Technical Advisor(s): Johanna Raphael


Project #SR2-1 (Part One)

Course: ME 473W

Faculty Name: Allan Penda, MS

Project Name: Climate Controlled Growing Environment

Student(s): Akeem Garcia, Philip Mader

Project Description: The objective of the project is to provide a constant environment that promotes optimum growth of pre-seeded mycelium substrate for flowering mushrooms.

Technical Advisor(s): Allan Penda, MS

Project #SR1-2

Course: ECE 483W

Faculty Name: Ying Yu, PhD

Project Name: Emergency Attention Light

Student(s): Naser Alhajri

Project Description: A simple and advanced system that will help elderly people and patients to contact emergency service easily and without the help of others. The system will work in an effective way that minimizes the time needed for the emergency service to get the request and reduce the time for emergency responders to reach the destination. The user will have a device (user unit) and can contact emergency services simply by hitting a single button.

Technical Advisor(s): Krista Hill, PhD


Project #SR2-1 (Part Two)

Course: ME 473W

Faculty Name: Allan Penda, MS

Project Name: Climate Controlled Growing Environment

Student(s): Akeem Garcia, Philip Mader

Project Description: The objective of the project is to provide a constant environment that promotes optimum growth of pre-seeded mycelium substrate for flowering mushrooms.

Technical Advisor(s): Allan Penda, MS

Project #SR1-3

Course: AUD 481P

Faculty Name: Ying Yu, PhD

Project Name: Canine Audio Trainer

Student(s): Samual Ostrow

Project Description: Around the world there are thousands of dog owners who are impatient and are incapable of training with efficiency; resulting in inhumane training methods. What if there was an electronic sound system designed to train dogs using audio commands and effects that are harmless, effective, and helpful? The Canine Audio Trainer (CAT) is the solution. It is a remote control dog training system audio to train. This creates a trustworthy bond between dog and owner. The device is programmed with simple sound effects/commands such as a howl, a doorbell, and even an emergency button instead of using vibration, electric shock, and/or high frequency audio. This device uses two small speakers, one below both of the dog’s ears. The speakers are placed strategically for a quick and effective response. The CAT is a repetitive training process that is efficient and effective. When this device is used repetitively, it trains a dog to understand what the owner wants almost instantly. This device has a Halo Effect between the owner and dog since it does not cause stress or anxiety, making this a fantastic alternative to current inhumane dog training methods.

Technical Advisor(s): Mike deAlmeida


Project #SR2-2 (Part One)

Course: ME 473W

Faculty Name: Allan Penda, MS

Project Name: Satellite Release Mechanism

Student(s): Jason Alberto, Ian Coleman

Project Description: A satellite release mechanism for a cubesat is designed with the use of a shape memory polymer. The objective is to achieve a lightweight and cost saving unit for space launch applications.

Technical Advisor(s): Allan Penda, MS

Project #SR1-4

Course: ECT 481P

Faculty Name: Ying Yu, PhD

Project Name: Justin's Plant Care System

Student(s): Justin Miller

Project Description: This project fixes multiple issues of household plant care: overwatering, underwatering, over saturation of sunlight and uneven growth. This system gives the user an easy way to accomplish this. It has four separate indicator lights which will signal user with oversaturation of sunlight. Separate lights are used to signal overwatering and underwatering. All data is automatically uploaded into excel giving the user an exact readout of light and moisture conditions. Automatic rotation solves the issue of uneven growth caused by plants growing towards sunlight. Leading to a more aesthetic look of the plant without user intervention. All these tasks are accomplished using multiple subsystems. A stepper motor along with a stepper driver rotates the plant platform. Soil moisture is acquired through four electrical conductivity sensors evenly placed within the soil. Four photoresistors measure sunlight saturation and are evenly placed above the plant. An Arduino Microcontroller performs data acquisition functions, signals LED indicator lights, and controls a stepper motor. With this plant monitor system, it allows the user an easy way to track and improve plant growth.

Technical Advisor(s): Patricia Mellodge, PhD and Joseph Del Vicario


Project #SR2-2 (Part Two)

Course: ME 473W

Faculty Name: Allan Penda, MS

Project Name: Satellite Release Mechanism

Student(s): Jason Alberto, Ian Coleman

Project Description: A satellite release mechanism for a cubesat is designed with the use of a shape memory polymer. The objective is to achieve a lightweight and cost saving unit for space launch applications.

Technical Advisor(s): Allan Penda, MS

Project #SR1-5

Course: CE 465P

Faculty Name: Todd Brown, PE

Project Name: Greenwich Ave Improvements, Stamford, CT

Student(s): Gina Depasquale

Project Description: Traffic calming, parking and geometric improvements of Greenwich Avenue in Stamford, Conn.

Technical Advisor(s): John Guzze (Fuss & O'Neill) and Clara Fang, PhD (University of Hartford)

Sponsor: Fuss & O'Neill; City of Stamford, Conn.


Project #SR2-3 (Part One)

Course: AUD 481P and ECE 483W

Faculty Name: Ying Yu, PhD

Project Name: Bluetooth Guitar Pedal

Student(s): Ryan Levin, Christopher Villano, Rick Luciano

Project Description: A modular dual-effect guitar pedal and accompanying Bluetooth control surface that allow the user to mix and match effects and control them from a distance. This device provides the player with a greater freedom of movement in a live setting and more flexible control over the sound in a studio environment. Two slots for unique analog audio effects circuits create a wide variety of configurations. Memory on each audio subcircuit makes setup as simple as plugging circuits in and powering on. An audio routing circuit allows the user to switch the effects order or bypass effects at the push of a footswitch. Eight parameters can be independently controlled, including two option switches and six 8-bit digital potentiometers. The user interfaces on both the pedal and the control surface feature LCD screens to read back parameter names and values. Two effects circuits have been built to demonstrate the device: a modified MXR Phaser and a John Hollis Flanger. Each conforms to pinout and memory standards designed for the Bluetooth Controlled Modular Guitar Pedal. They serve as both a proof of concept for the system and for future work designing new effects cards that can be used in the same system.

Technical Advisor(s): Mike deAlmeida

Project #SR1-6

Course: ECT 481P

Faculty Name: Ying Yu, PhD

Project Name: Emily's Plant Care System

Student(s): Emily Messerschmidt

Project Description: The Plant-Care System is a project that uses a combination of irrigation and light analysis for assistance in the proper care of houseplants. Many individuals wishing to care for a plant that are unable to can easily install a water-pumping system that simply analyzes moisture levels in the soil and administers a measured amount of water to appropriately saturate the houseplant based on its needs. A separate device can also be used by an individual to analyze the levels of brightness in different areas of a room or house. Based on the readings that output to a LED display, the user can make a determination of where the plant will best fit based on their observations. The systems are created to make owning one or multiple plants stress-free, while assisting in avoiding common diseases such as plant death, brown mottling, and root rot. These two tools will allow for increased independence in being able to care for a houseplant if a variety of user-based factors keep them from doing so.

Technical Advisor(s): Patricia Mellodge, PhD and Joseph Del Vicario

 


Project #SR2-3 (Part Two)

Course: AUD 481P and ECE 483W

Faculty Name: Ying Yu, PhD

Project Name: Bluetooth Guitar Pedal

Student(s): Ryan Levin, Christopher Villano, Rick Luciano

Project Description: A modular dual-effect guitar pedal and accompanying Bluetooth control surface that allow the user to mix and match effects and control them from a distance. This device provides the player with a greater freedom of movement in a live setting and more flexible control over the sound in a studio environment. Two slots for unique analog audio effects circuits create a wide variety of configurations. Memory on each audio subcircuit makes setup as simple as plugging circuits in and powering on. An audio routing circuit allows the user to switch the effects order or bypass effects at the push of a footswitch. Eight parameters can be independently controlled, including two option switches and six 8-bit digital potentiometers. The user interfaces on both the pedal and the control surface feature LCD screens to read back parameter names and values. Two effects circuits have been built to demonstrate the device: a modified MXR Phaser and a John Hollis Flanger. Each conforms to pinout and memory standards designed for the Bluetooth Controlled Modular Guitar Pedal. They serve as both a proof of concept for the system and for future work designing new effects cards that can be used in the same system.

Technical Advisor(s): Mike deAlmeida

Project #SR1-7

Course: ECE 483W

Faculty Name: Ying Yu, PhD

Project Name: Guitar Pedal Emulator Plug-in

Student(s): Jacob Cayetano

Project Description: The project consists of an audio processing plug-in that is insertable as an effect into a digital audio workstation. The plug-in employs both a phasing and a flanging effect that emulates the sound and characteristics of the Bluetooth Modular Guitar Pedal capstone group's analog effects. This emulation is intended to be such that there is no audible difference between the plug-in effects and the analog pedal effects. This is achieved by applying filters and modifying internal values to the digital effects. The user of the plug-in is able to change how the audio is processed by interacting with a graphical user interface complete with labeled sliders and knobs. The controllable parameters for the phaser are rate and a filter bypass switch. The controllable parameters for the flanger are rate, depth, feedback, and an inversion switch. The plug-in is compiled down to a VST for use within a digital audio workstation.

Technical Advisor(s): Andrew Jung, PhD


Project #SR2-4 (Part One)

Course: ECE 483W

Faculty Name: Ying Yu, PhD

Project Name: IoT Pantry System

Student(s): Erik Rodriguez, Katherine Fauci, Keshawn Smith

Project Description: The Internet of Things (IoT) Pantry system is an inventory tracking system that monitors the contents of your pantry. It also tracks important information such as expiration dates and when an item has been added to your pantry. Additional features include a shopping list and a digital recipe book that users can create and modify. Using the barcodes on products, items are scanned and added to a database that tracks the current inventory. RFID technology is implemented as a method to remove items from the inventory. Adhesive RFID tags that are attached to the products are passed over a sensor that reads the product information necessary to find it in the database and update the corresponding information. This information can be viewed and manipulated via a touch screen inside the pantry. Users can add recipes for easy viewing in their kitchen. The shopping list can be viewed in the pantry or via a mobile application when outside of the home for ease of access while shopping.

Technical Advisor(s): Krista Hill, PhD and Andrew Jung, PhD

Project #SR1-8

Course: CE 465P

Faculty Name: Todd Brown, PE

Project Name: Southwick Culver Design

Student(s): Ethan Cox

Project Description: Design of a culvert replacement on Klaus Anderson Road in Southwick, Mass., including geometric improvements to the adjoining road.

Technical Advisor(s): Todd Brown, PE

Sponsor: Fuss & O'Neill; Town of Southwick, Mass.


Project #SR2-4 (Part Two)

Course: ECE 483W

Faculty Name: Ying Yu, PhD

Project Name: IoT Pantry System

Student(s): Erik Rodriguez, Katherine Fauci, Keshawn Smith

Project Description: The Internet of Things (IoT) Pantry system is an inventory tracking system that monitors the contents of your pantry. It also tracks important information such as expiration dates and when an item has been added to your pantry. Additional features include a shopping list and a digital recipe book that users can create and modify. Using the barcodes on products, items are scanned and added to a database that tracks the current inventory. RFID technology is implemented as a method to remove items from the inventory. Adhesive RFID tags that are attached to the products are passed over a sensor that reads the product information necessary to find it in the database and update the corresponding information. This information can be viewed and manipulated via a touch screen inside the pantry. Users can add recipes for easy viewing in their kitchen. The shopping list can be viewed in the pantry or via a mobile application when outside of the home for ease of access while shopping.

Technical Advisor(s): Krista Hill, PhD and Andrew Jung, PhD

Project #SR2-5

Course: CE 465P

Faculty Name: Todd Brown, PE

Project Name: Southwick Road Vertical Alignment

Student(s): Othman Mutairan, Faisal Alolaiwi

Project Description: The replacement of a culvert under Klaus Anderson Road in Southwick, Mass. created an opportunity and a need to correct the vertical road geometry to improve safety on the roadway and to provide appropriate cover over the new culvert structure.

Technical Advisor(s): Todd Brown, PE

Sponsor: Fuss & O'Neill; Town of Southwick, Mass.

The CETA Design Expo was founded in May 2015 when a group of CETA faculty and staff came together to discuss a way for students to present their final projects. It has since grown into a well-known event on campus that many students look forward to participating in. Walk down memory lane and read about our past expo highlights.

Spring 2020

Fall 2019

Spring 2019

Fall 2018

Thank you to these local companies and professionals for being sponsors for some of our senior capstone projects!

  • AI Engineers
  • Arthur G. Russell Co.
  • BL Companies
  • ConnDOT
  • EnviroPower (Michael Cocuzza)
  • Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co.
  • John Graham
  • Lactation Innovation (Jayme Coates)
  • Medtronic
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Thomas Hooker Brewery
  • Tighe & Bond, Inc.
  • Tutus Solutions
  • Weston & Sampson