sae baja2016The SAE Baja car, shown here at the 2016 Media Day, is one of several projects that will be on display at this year's event. Two teams worked on the car this year, designing and building a new frame and drivetrain. Innovation, technical expertise, and four years of engineering training will be on display this month when UAB engineering students demonstrate their senior design projects at a pair of “Media Day” events. The public is invited to come to campus on Wednesday April 19 and Friday April 21 to meet the students and to see how they are engineering solutions to real-world challenges.

The April 19 event will feature interdisciplinary teams of students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Their projects will be on display from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Business-Engineering Complex.

The April 21 event will be held in Heritage Hall from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. That event will feature products designed by teams of students from the Department of Biomedical Engineering. They will be joined by partners from the Collat School of Business who will give pitches in which they market the products to potential investors.

ME/MSE Projects – April 19, 2017

  • Brayton Cycle Cooling Device
  • SAE Baja Frame
  • SAE Baja Drivetrain
  • Drop Box for Illegal and Unwanted Firearms
  • Regenerative desiccant dehumidification
  • Shell Ecomarathon car
  • Filament winder
  • Robotic Personal Cooler
  • Implantable Wireless Light Source for Optogenetics
  • Paralympic athletics wheelchair racing brace
  • Booster Pumping Station from Brownlee Morrow
  • Hybrid Chill for ultra-high strength steel castings
  • Steam-Driven Motorcycle Engine
  • Down Sprue Removal Proposal
  • 3D Printed Prosthetic
  • Tank-less Quenching of Steel Castings
  • After-market trailer backing kit


BME Projects – April 21, 2017

  • Pedicle screw – PEEK coated screw for spinal implants
  • Retractable swing – basket swing for kids at the Bell center
  • Biodegradable suture anchor for rotator cuff repair
  • Biodegradable suture for rotator cuff repair
  • Continuous passive motion device for total knee-replacement patients
  • Clock for Deaf-blind
  • Mechanical patient transfer (bed – to – bed) system
  • Bacteria killing condom for stethoscopes
  • Sit-to-stand Lift for patient with CP
  • Rehab assist device for stroke recovery
  • Battery tester for blind users with hearing loss