Engineering

 

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  • Walker-Andrews, Tristan (2022)
    This project follows the production of a large scale public sculpture from initial design to fabrication and installation. With the goal of sustainability, this project primarily utilized recycled steel, salvaged from past ...
  • Moeller, Stefen (2022)
    Mass timber products promise a new form of construction over traditional building materials like reinforced concrete and steel with a variety of advantages including reduced construction time, the benefits of greater ...
  • Atkinson, Lucy; Bronkema, Bethany; Tate, Spencer (2022)
    For this engineering design project, a pilot-scale, self-watering plant wall with an interactive audio element was designed and constructed for the purpose of enhancing Singer Hall Commons. An Arduino based system was ...
  • Malcolm, Patterson; Neureiter, Luke (2022)
    This project aimed to produce a working prototype of an onboard rear detection safety system for cyclists. The project goals were outlined as iterative with the main priority being an operational rear-facing detection ...
  • Webb, Owen (2022)
    With breast cancer being a leading type of cancer in women, any help that can be given to support early detection should be applied. Therefore, the goal of this project is to use machine learning to aid a pathologist in ...
  • Parks, Noah (2022)
    Inverted pendulums are a class of systems of great interest to engineers. Many systems requiring vertical stabilization can be modeled as one. They are a classic example of a nonlinear, unstable system and designing a ...
  • Russo, Nate (2022)
    Increasing yearly energy demands, especially in the water sector, has led to a global interest in renewable energy which has now shifted the focus to energy storage. The purpose of this project was to design and build a ...
  • Blodgett, Nora; Amjad, Suley (2022)
    The applications of electromyography (EMG) are currently at the forefront of many biomedical engineering research endeavors. For instance, current research examines the synthesis of human hand EMG signals with mechanical ...
  • Lee, Kyle (2022)
    Composite mass timber materials including Glue-Laminated Timber (Glulam) and Cross- Laminated Timber (CLT) are gaining popularity in the building and construction industry. Although the embodied carbon created by ...
  • Dee, Kevin (2022)
    In rocketry, one of the most basic design requirements is that the rocket flies with stability. In this project, I sought to bring a new method of achieving stable flight to hobby rocketry by designing a reaction control ...
  • Ando, Jordan K. (2022)
    We construct a visible-to-near-infrared hyperspectral camera based on the design from Salazar-Vazquez and Mendez-Vazquez (2020) [1]. Moreover, we conduct preliminary tests of its ability to sample the characteristic ...
  • Kavounas, Jane (2022)
    The technology of cameras has improved drastically over the past 100 years. However, has their development gone too far? Traditional cameras now require many resources and a complicated build, especially when it comes to ...
  • Schneider, Ilana (2022)
    What Is Engineering? One component of engineering I wish Swarthmore would’ve prepared me for is the ubiquity of this question. As I began my engineering journey, trying to explain what engineering is proved surprisingly ...
  • Hu, Yiyin Yolanda; Olsen, Erik Andrew (2022)
    Fourier Ptychographic Microscopy (FPM) is a computational optics imaging technique that alleviates the trade-off between image field-of-view and resolution. While previous research has shown that deep learning algorithms ...
  • Penfold, Brendan (2022)
    In this project computer modeling was used to design a borehole thermal energy storage (BTES) system. This system would store energy in order to heat and cool three dorms on the Swarthmore College campus effectively and ...
  • Jeschke, Momi (2022)
    The goal of this project was to build a solar powered machine that would display a changing laser diode light show depending on the amount of fossil fuels the school is currently burning. The machine would use the solar ...
  • Jatto, Ehiremen Justin (2022)
    This final report summarizes my work on ‘Micromanaging Traffic Systems With Microcontrollers’ for the spring of 2022. The paper is mostly concerned with detailing the process of developing a traffic model system that ...
  • DEJENE, BIRUH TESFA (2022)
    Fourier analysis is a key tool in physics and engineering in the broadest sense and is particularly used in the field of optics to design and study the properties of advanced imaging systems. For my E90 final project, I ...
  • Rich, Leia; Strachan, Megan (2021)
    This project is focused on the simulation and adaptation of a Viking boat. Using the Danish Viking Museum’s open-source plans from the Gislinge Boat Project, we constructed a two-thirds scale of the boat and adapted the ...
  • Rubin, George (2021)
    Radar is an electrical system which transmits radio waves (20 kHz to 300 GHz) toward a target region and observes reflections of those waves from objects in that region. Based on the structure of the received signal, ...

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