(May 29, 2017) The Senior Symposium & Undergraduate Research Poster Session was held at the Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA on April 24, 2018. A total of 41 ISE student teams presented the work of their Senior Design projects with a poster and 25-minute oral presentations. The winning teams of the Senior Design Awards were announced during the reception following the symposium.

Project Management and People's Choice awards

Team 40: Matthew Boys, Rachel Carie, Kunal Gandhi

Project title: FutureHAUS ISE Team

Client: FutureHAUS

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joe Gabbard

This team will compete in Dubai as part of the international competition in November. Only 22 universities worldwide are competing and this team is the only one from the U.S.

Applications of ISE Methods & Tools award

Team 23: Shiv Balodi, Chelsea Galara, Daniel Safewright, Ahmed Salih

Project title: Inventory and Freight Optimization

Client: Electro-Mechanical Corporation

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Weijun Xie

Innovation and Creativity award

Team 18: Paul Hayes, Dylan Sackadorf, Micah Schumaker, Lauren Schwartz

Project title: Devils Backbone Production Efficiency

Client: Devils Backbone

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ran Jin

This team also won 1st place at the George Mason University Capstone Design Competition in May 2018.

Performance Impact award

Team 20: Charlie Bushrow, Erik Dietrich, Colleen Ferlotti, Sam Swanson

Project title: Operating Room and PACU Hold Predictive Model

Client: Duke University Hospital

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ran Jin