First Time for ISyE Senior Design Teams At Georgia Tech Capstone Expo, Finalists Announced
For the first time, ISyE Senior Design participated in the Georgia Tech Capstone Design Expo held December 5 at McCamish Pavilion. The Capstone Expo brought together undergraduates in various disciplines including ISyE, BME, ME, ID, and ECE to showcase their research projects they have been working on throughout the year. With over 3,800 attendees, 130 teams on display, and 200 judges, it was one of the biggest non-athletic events of the year for Georgia Tech. Out of all the participating teams, 24 were from ISyE Senior Design, making the fall event one of the largest capstone expos at any university.
From the 24 ISyE teams that were judged at the expo, three teams have placed as finalists: Coca-Cola Refreshments, The Home Depot, and United Soft Plastics. These teams will move on to present their project at the ISyE Senior Design Finalist presentation on Wednesday, December 11 at 6:30pm in Klaus 1443.
The Coca-Cola Refreshments team members include Erinn Manby, Drew Downey, Meredith Freeman, Kevin Jamison, Sahil Ramakrishnan, Natalie Souther, and Max Tanski. Their faculty advisor is Ton Dieker. The team worked with the Coca-Cola Refreshments Procurement Team with a goal of optimizing inventory levels at three bottling plants by implementing new ordering policies for the raw materials.
The Home Depot team members include Lauren Kley, Drew Keller, Michael Gilkenson, Bryce Ferguson, Robert Faulk, Silvana Vivanco, Jing Mei Ho, and Melanie Ostis. Their faculty advisor is Steve Hackman. They are working to improve labor allocation and process flow at The Home Depot paint desk through a simulation model and labor scheduling tool.
The United Soft Plastics team members include Yash Dabriwal, Po-Hsiang Wang, Patrick Koehler, Chang Woong Yoon, Patrick Chen, Dylan Arnold, Cathy Nguyen, and John Kincheloe. Their faculty advisor is Leon McGinnis. Their project focuses on improving the clients Order Fulfillment Process, which includes eliminating quality issues, late shipments, and improving internal processes,
Capstone Design is a series of courses offered to undergraduate students from all disciplines at the Georgia Tech. Students work in teams to design, build, and test prototypes with real world applications. At the end of each semester students showcase their efforts at the “Capstone Design Expo”, where teams display and pitch their inventions and marketability to a panel of judges, invited guest, media, and their peers.