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The Capstone Design Expo returned to McCamish Pavilion on December 7, 2021, for the first time since the fall of 2019. Many of the participants were in-person, but teams also included online representatives who were available to talk to online judges from all over the world. Of the 118 teams participating, 23 teams were from ISyE.
At the fall 2017 Senior Design Capstone Expo, something happened that has never occurred before: Two of the 136 participating teams were announced as tied for overall winners. Both teams were from Georgia Tech’s Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE). And just a few days later, both Capstone winners – Emory Quality Metrics and Bacon ‘n’ Eggs – were selected from among 20 Senior Design teams as finalists in the ISyE Best of Senior Design, along with team Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Thirty-one Senior Design teams from Georgia Tech’s Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) completed real-world Capstone projects for the spring 2017 semester. The 31 teams presented their projects at the spring 2017 Capstone Expo on April 18, 2017. Out of this group, four teams — CDC Contact Tracing, CDC Smoke, Emory Discharge, and MBUSA Drone – were chosen as finalists to compete in the ISyE Best of Senior Design on May 3. Team MBUSA Drone was selected as the first-place winner.
Imagine being given the task of relocating over two million books and other research materials from a library to another building almost five miles away. And a time frame of just a few months in which to complete the project.
This is exactly the challenge that was being faced by the staff of Georgia Tech’s library in the spring of 2016. A Senior Design team from ISyE stepped in to help with the process.
Twenty-three teams from the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering participated in the Fall 2016 Senior Design Capstone Expo on Dec. 6, 2016. At the Expo, Team Wrigley’s Lifesavers took home the ISyE Judges’ Choice Award. Out of the 23 teams, three – GTAA Gameday Flow, Janssen Plan, and CDC HIV Network – were selected as finalists to compete in Best of Senior Design on Dec. 14.
Twenty-eight teams presented their projects at the spring 2016 Capstone Expo. Out of this group, three teams — Interface Prod, reFUEL, and UPS Air Opt —were chosen as finalists to compete in the Best of Senior Design on May 4.
The CDC Senior Design team, who placed as finalists in the Fall 2014 Senior Design Competition, can add another accolade to their project – taking home first place in the Technical Paper Competition at the IIE Southeast Regional Conference at Mississippi State University.
Out of twenty four teams of undergraduate students in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), the Emory Winship Senior Design Team took home first place in the Fall 2014 Senior Design Competition.
ISyE Senior Design participated in the Georgia Tech Capstone Design Expo held December 5 at McCamish Pavilion. This year’s finalist includes the teams who worked on projects for the CDC, Emory (Winship), Interface, and UPS (Peak).
Out of twenty four teams of undergraduate students in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the World Food Program team received the first place award in the Spring 2014 Senior Design Competition.
ISyE Senior Design participated in the Georgia Tech Capstone Design Expo held April 24 at McCamish Pavilion. Out of the 170 participating teams from across campus, 24 were from ISyE. At the end of the Expo, three ISyE finalists were announced: Heidelberg Spare Parts, Manheim SureSell, and United Nations World Food Program. These teams will move on to present their project at the ISyE Senior Design Finalist presentation on Wednesday April 30 at 6:30pm in Klaus 1443.
The Home Depot team has received the first place award in the ISyE Fall 2013 Senior Design Competition. Students Lauren Kley, Drew Keller, Michael Gilkenson, Bryce Ferguson, Robert Faulk, Silvana Vivanco, Jing Mei Ho, and Melanie Ostis, guided by their faculty advisor, Steve Hackman, were chosen for their project “Analyzing paint Department Operations to Improve Customer Service.”
For the first time, ISyE Senior Design participated in the Georgia Tech Capstone Design Expo held December 5 at McCamish Pavilion. Three teams have placed as finalists out of the 24 ISyE teams judged: Coca-Cola Refreshments, The Home Depot, and United Soft Plastics.
Out of 27 teams of undergraduate students in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), the Pratt & Whitney team has been selected to receive the coveted first place award in the Spring 2013 Senior Design Competition.
Out of seventeen teams of undergraduate students in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), the Interface team has been selected to receive the coveted first place award in the Fall 2012 Senior Design Competition.
A team of ISyE undergraduate students, who won the fall 2011 Senior Design
received first place in the IIE Undergraduate Student Technical Paper Competition for
their project “Private Fleet Optimization.”
Three out of seventeen teams of undergraduate
students in ISyE
were chosen as finalist in the Senior Design Competition. The
team who worked on a project sponsored by Railcar Management, Inc. received the
coveted first place award.
Out of the
24 Senior Design teams who tackled solving real-world problems for a variety of
companies this semester, three teams rose to the top to find themselves in the
much sought after and hard won position of being finalist in the end-of-
semester Senior Design Competition. The three finalist teams, listed in alphabetical order
by organization, include: Comcast, Gwinnett County Public Schools, and United Parcel Service. The team who
worked on a project sponsored by Comcast garnered first place in the
Students comprising the GE Energy project team, the winning team in the Fall 2010 Senior Design Project
competition, credit team work as being a considerable factor that drove their
team to win the renowned competition and an experience they look forward to
transferring as they take on projects in their work environments.
field of outstanding project teams, the UPS team stood out as the Spring 2010
of the renowned Senior Deign Project competition. Considered to be
the most important and most challenging undergraduate industrial
course, Senior Design pushes students to apply what they have learned in
classroom in solving a complex real-world problem.
The GE Energy Senior Design team captured first place in the renowned end-of-the semester Senior Design Competition. Senior Design, considered to be the most important and most challenging industrial engineering course an undergraduate student will experience, sets students in motion to become successful industrial engineers. During the course, students are pushed to think outside the box as they adapt what they have learned in their classes to tackle a complex real world problem.
In the spring of 2008, UPS desired to re-bid its network and reassign lanes to carriers, and they turned to ISyE Senior Design for assistance. A team of six ISyE undergraduate students comprised of Katie Buckler, Carlanna Cunningham, Jay Hennington, Kevin Kitchens, Patrick Odneal, and Richard Ward worked with UPS to provide not just a new selection of carriers but also a new way of approaching the entire process of choosing a carrier for each lane. The ISyE Senior Design team created a user-friendly tool for UPS to run its auctions and was able to save UPS about $1.3 million per year in carrier costs.
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