Engineering Capstone Design Conference

Join us to learn about the future of engineering! These presentations represent the culmination of a project based on extensive research and design.


  • 7:00 a.m. Registration- Lobby, CUB
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast- Gym, CUB
  • 8:00 a.m. Welcome: Dr. Rafic A. Bachnak, Director, Penn State Harrisburg School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
  • 8:10 a.m. Featured Speaker: David P. Wirick, General Manager, ArcelorMittal Steelton LLC
  • 9:00 a.m. Student Presentations: Students will present in various classrooms.
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch- Gym, CUB
  • 1:00 p.m. Featured Speaker: Rob Shaddock, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, TE Connectivity
  • 1:30 p.m. Student Project Exhibition and Lab Tours


Auditorium, Olmsted Building


  • Rework-Packing Stacking Machine
  • Newton Engine Corporation, Prototype Analysis
  • Hydrogen Power Source
  • Cervical Neck Brace
  • The Effect of Roof Color on Ambient Temperature
  • Crane Cab Mount Redesign 
  • Solar-Wind Hybrid Portable Electronic Charging Station
  • ASME UAV Build
  • Shower Mounted Oral Irrigator, The “ShowerPulse”
  • Alternative Energy Workstation 
  • High Mix Low Volume Stamping
  • Hirschmann Crane Senior Project
  • Flying Sphere: Spherical Reconnaissance Drone
  • Hydraulic Test-Header for Windrower Application
  • Industrial Swing Arm
  • Lobar Geothermal project
  • Modification of a 1978 Yamaha Chappy Scooter
  • Hay Wheel Rake
  • DMLS Thermal Camera Analysis with FLIR Thermal Software
  • Temperature Control Chamber and Fixture Design for CT Scanner
  • Instrumentation Pod for Electroplating Solution Baths
  • 3-D Inspection System
  • Buell Test Cyclone 
  • 3D Printer: Open-Source 3D Printer
  • Design and Fabrication of an All-Season Snowmobile
  • Pallet Runner Repair


  • Electric Arc Furnace – Roof Temperature Monitor
  • Wireless Guitar
  • SATCOM Radio Interface
  • Alcohol Content Indicator
  • Snake the Game
  • Endoscopic Orientation
  • HVAC Home Automation: Smart Glass
  • Solar Tablet Cover
  • Energy Harvesting: Macro and Micro
  • Micro-mouse
  • Coffee Roaster

Online registration is now available. For more information, call 717-948-6541.

Please read attached program for more details about the projects.




07:30am — 04:30pm

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Capital Union Building (CUB), Penn State Harrisburg