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Capstone Design Showcase

2014 Capstone Design Showcase sponsored by

Friday, April 18, 2014

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Capstone Showcase
Ohio Union, Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom


The 7th Annual Engineering Capstone Design Showcase is a culmination of senior undergraduate capstone design projects from all engineering disciplines. Individual students or student teams present their projects and selected findings to a team of judges comprised of industry and faculty. The 2014 Capstone Design Showcase is sponsored by the Engineering Education Innovation Center (EEIC) and ArcelorMittal.

For more information, please contact Bob Rhoads at or 614.292.9340.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Guest Speaker:  Dr. DeVon Griffin, NASA Glenn Research Center

Medical Hardware Design for Space Exploration Ohio Union, U.S. Bank Conference Theater

DeVon Griffin earned a B.A. in Physics from Utah State University and a Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona.  After graduation he accepted a position at the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC), where he conducted the first experiments and analysis quantifying the fractal number of soot generated in microgravity.  He later transitioned to microgravity fluid physics, where he developed a liquid crystal shearing interferometer and was a co-investigator on a study studying the transition to turbulence in laminar flames.  He was also the microscope specialist for the International Space Station (ISS) Light Microscopy Module.

Since 2004 he has been a project manager supporting NASA’s Human Research Program. (HRP) In that role he managed a 2010 demonstration that produced USP 0.9% saline from in situ ISS resources.  He initiated an effort developing a reusable lab on a chip device that should become a commercial device this summer.  He also began development of a broad band ultrasound detector to quantify bone mineral density in the lumbar spine.  He currently manages computational groups that develop deterministic models of key physiological changes due to microgravity, and quantifies risk associated with human exploration.  He has managed the GRC capstone effort since its inception.

2013 Capstone Program

2013 Capstone Winners

Images from the 2013 showcase: