The work of York’s first fourth-year class in engineering will be on display at a Design Fair in the south lobby of the Computer Science & Engineering Building on March 28. The display, which runs from 8:30am to 5:30pm, includes projects from students in ENG4000, a capstone course in engineering design.
York’s Engineering Program is currently being considered for accreditation as a school of engineering by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (see story in Feb. 18 issue of YFile) and this exhibit celebrates the program itself as much as the work of students in the computer, geomatics and space engineering streams.
Projects in the Design Fair range from consumer devices, such as a car alarm that calls you on your cell phone and even takes a picture of the thief (right), to a life-support space module designed to work in Mars’ cold, low-pressure atmosphere (above). Other projects include a Geospatial Portable Digital Mapper (GeoPod) that can “locate” objects in a fixed area using a laser radar (lidar) system and a Subsurface Utility Mapping System (SUMS), that uses GPS and other accurate methods to record the location of buried pipes and utility cables. The SUMS system is already being used at York by its student creators to locate underground utilities and features at the construction site of the new stadium.
Below is a list of projects and design teams participating in the fair with links to the project Web sites:
Adviser: Professor Richard Hornsey, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Electrostatic Modular Ion Thruster (EMIT): Mariusz Boba, Evan Moir, Tim Munsie, Janina Zuchlinski
Adviser: Professor Brendan Quine, Department of Physics & Astronomy and Department of Earth Science & Space Engineering
Wireless Vehicle Security Alarm with Cell Phone Notification: Tristan Carvelho, Mina Gendi, Qingyang Kong, Eugene Oulman
Adviser: Professor Robert Allison, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Geospatial Portable Digital Mapper (GeoPod): Adam Domagalski, Rafal Kaczmarek, Michael Ilnicki
Advisers: Professors Vincent Tao and James Whiteway, Department of Earth Science & Space Engineering
Subsurface Utility Mapping System (SUMS): Anna Jarvis, Rasekh Fatmi, Zoltan Herman, Kongwen Zhang
Advisers: Professors Keith Aldridge, Spiros Pagiatakis, Vincent Tao and Anthony Szeto, Department of Earth Science & Space Engineering
Right: SUMS team at work mapping underground utilities on site of new stadium
Sustaining Life in a Spacelike Environment (Starhaven): Alexander Ho, Robert Lucas
Advisers: Professor Richard Hornsey, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Professor Brendan Quine, Department of Physics & Astronomy and Department of Earth Science & Space Engineering
Low Earth Orbit Atomic Oxygen Flux Measurement using Polycrystalline HOPG Film (AOFLUMS): Prashin Chaturvedi, Alexander Papini
Advisers: Professor Robert Prince, Department of Physics & Astronomy