Every year, Engineering Expo attendees can explore the many senior capstone projects and then vote for their favorite one—earning one team the coveted People’s Choice Award. This year, however, two teams from Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) tied for the award. Sandra Woods, dean of the College of Engineering; and Peter Johnson (’55), grand marshal of the Expo, presented this year’s honors.

2013 People’s Choice Award Winners:

Project ECE#8: Sole Topography Energy-harvesting Piezoelectric Shoe

Using the mechanical energy from the force of a foot striking the ground, this system collects force data at six different points from the heel to the toe. The data could be used in gait analysis, helping people to improve how they walk, run, or jump.

Team members: Omri Almog, Rich Meier & Nicholas Kelly

Project ECE#18: Wicked Wizard P.O.V. Display


This eye-catching, 18-inch rod of LEDs spins at high speed, displaying full-screen movies from an SD memory card.

Team members: Brandon Bayles, Devin Murrell & Jon Wallace

In case you missed Expo, check out this story and video from KVAL of the day’s events.

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