The projects below are for BSEN 4310 Spring Senior Design.
Algae Bioreactor Design
Dr. Higgins of the Biosystems Engineering Department at Auburn University is seeking a novel design of an algal bioreactor capable of medium-scale production of algae. Algae has many uses, including animal feed, food ingredients, and biofuel. With society's increasingly alarming dependence on fossil fuels, algal biofuel is one potential and promising solution. Because of algae's rapid growth rates, it is a prime renewable resource candidate. Some issues to consider when growing algae include improper light depth, the presence of hydraulic dead zones, under & overheating, and appropriate aeration of the algae.
Team Poster Kaitlyn Merklein, Madison North, Andrew Sauer, and Trammell Shepherd
Team Poster Mary Beth Cassity, Jacqueline Hruby, Madison Shelley, and Ethan Woods
Team Poster Charlie Crider, Kate Porter, Blake Stratton, and Noah Utsinger
Opelika City Floral Park Stormwater System Design
The City of Opelika has proposed renovations to Floral Park which include a new parking lot, a multiuse sports field, a playground, a press box/concession stand building, a new restroom facility, two water features, an additional walking pathway, and an updated stormwater management system. The focus of this project is the design of a stormwater management system to accommodate the renovation of the park, improve infrastructure, and incorporate stormwater best management practices.
Team Poster Joseph Carthel, Caden Hannah, Alyssa Malonson, and Jessie Williford
Team Poster Spencer Ivey, Olivia Lefevre, Kaylee Neal, and Layla Stein
Team Poster Kevin Burnett, Alexander Case, Courtney Eagle, and Maci Lemley
Team Poster Cassie Atchley, Kaye Bowling, Kiara Macdonald, and Callie Stuart
Team Poster Grayson Bertolla, Quinn Stegner, and Reece Strickland
Team Poster Andie Altemeier, Carey Clark, Jake Mattix, and Natalie Petersen
Parkerson Mill Creek Litter Capture Design
Auburn University is increasing in size and as a result, there is an increase in student activity and campus events. The increase in activity has created an issue of litter entering and impairing the Parkerson Mill Creek that runs through the campus of Auburn University. Auburn Facilities has brought attention to the need for a litter collection system implementation for the area but current stream litter collection systems have safety limitations by requiring field technicians to physically enter the stream and require heavy lifting.
Team Poster Peden Arnold, Molly Brantly, Haley Mason, and Cody Smith
Team Poster Zach Morgan, Lauren Murray, Rocky Wang, and Skylar Wilson
Team Poster Laurie Pisciotta, Ethan Jones, Courtland Vice, and Rose Tucker
Team Poster Paige McGallagher, Katie Tebou, James Walker, and Presleigh Wiley
Team Poster Charles Reichley, Justin Shanks, Luke Biggs, and Daniel Robison
Team Poster Ford Luscy, Chase Roberts, William Rud, and Hayden Walker