2017 Fall Expo

The Fall 2017 Expo was held on December 8 on the Halton Arena track in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center. More than 480 students participated. There were 26 completed projects that were showcased, 17 of which were completed with industry supporters. In addition, 61 posters were displayed for projects that will be completed in Spring 2018, 45 of them with industry supporters.

Of the completed projects that were presented, nine were picked as finalists for Best Project. These projects were determined from a combination of graded submissions throughout both semesters of the projects, as well as recommendations from faculty mentors, grading instructors, and industry supporters. The nine Best Project Finalists were notified the day of the Expo. During the showcase, these projects were scored by 12 independent judges to determine the best project. The top three were recognized at the Expo.


NAV_SLING – NP2000 Sling Adapter

  • Supporter: NAVAIR
  • Mentor(s): Jerry Dahlberg

BALDOR_TIR – Rotation System for Total Indicator Runout

  • Supporter: Baldor
  • Mentor(s): John Ziegert

RAM_TUN_S17 – Construction of a Ram Tuning Laboratory

  • Supporter: UNC Charlotte Motorsports
  • Mentor(s): Saiful Bari

SEAIR_WASH – Dishwasher Automatic Wash System

  • Supporter: Sealed Air
  • Mentor(s): Thomas Koch, Yamilka Baez-Rivera

LEG_WASTE – Waste Reduction

  • Supporter: Legrand
  • Mentor(s): Thomas Koch

WGT_HOLE – Thermal Hole Inspection

  • Supporter: Winbro Group Technologies
  • Mentor(s): Joshua Tarbutton

STA_DAMPER – Sales Demo/Display to Demonstrate Improved Performance of Gas Filled Dampers

  • Supporter: Stabilus
  • Mentor(s): Tony Schmitz

CARR_PIC6 – Insertion of PIC6 on 30 XV Chillers

  • Supporter: Carrier
  • Mentor(s): Nan BouSaba, Mihail Cutitaru

CIVIL – Gaston County High School Land Development/Environmental, Team A

  • Supporter: Urban Design Partners
  • Mentor(s): David Naylor, Bill Saunders


1st Place Bill Heybruck Award – Dishwasher Automatic Wash System

2nd Place – Waste Reduction

3rd Place – Sales Demo/Display to Demonstrate Improved Performance of Gas Filled Dampers