2023 ECS Student Project Innovation Expo

Expo Winners

Event Information

The annual ECS Student Project Expo is a prestigious event that assembles and recognizes outstanding undergraduate student projects from across each of the ECS’s departments: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Event Date: Friday, May 5, 2023

Expo Competition Session – Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am (Setup Time 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Expo Showcase Session – Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (Setup Time 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Event Location: Titan Student Union (TSU)

Event Program

We are pleased to provide you with the ECS Student Project Innovation Expo program information, which can be found in the link below. This program contains detailed information about the event, including the list of corporate sponsors, college leadership council members, and the list of projects that will be showcased. The program will provide attendees with valuable insights into the innovative projects that are being developed by our talented students. We hope that you find this program informative and helpful as you prepare for the ECS Student Project Innovation Expo.

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The ECS Student Project Innovation Expo is comprised of two components: 1) Expo Competition and 2) Expo Showcase. Both components are valuable and exciting parts of the Expo, and we look forward to a day of inspiration and discovery.

Expo Competition Session

The Expo competition is a focused event in which selected finalist teams compete for prizes based on the quality and innovation of their projects. This year, we have selected 21 teams for the final round of the competition. These teams have been selected based on the quality and innovation of their projects and will compete for prizes at the event. The list of finalists and their team numbers are shown below. We congratulate these teams on their outstanding work and wish them the best of luck in the competition.

Specific Instructions to the Student Participants of the Expo Competition

Setup Time: 8:00 am to 9:00 am 
Competition Judging Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: TSU – Refer to the TSU map below for specific project pre-assigned locations
Suggested Dress Code: Business or Business-Casual Attire

The competition floor will be open for set up from 8 am until 9 am. The finalist teams are reminded to arrive early to set up their projects and posters. The project team numbers are already pre-assigned, and you need to set up your projects in the pre-assigned locations only. This will ensure that they are ready to begin promptly at 9 am. The student participants are expected to dress in business or business-casual attire, such as a dress shirt, slacks or a skirt, and dress shoes.

The competition judging will commence at exactly 9 am. The competition's judging panel comprises a set of external industry professionals and a few ECS faculty members. During the judging session, the judges will visit the teams and perform the interviews at the respective project locations. The rubric that will be used is below. You are expected to be available at your project location for the entire duration of the competition. A minimum of 3 judges will be interviewing each project team. The competition will run until 11 am.  It's important for finalists to be prepared with all the necessary equipment and materials for their interviews. We wish all finalists the best of luck and look forward to seeing their innovative projects come to life at the Expo.

Below is a map of the TSU that shows the setup locations for finalist teams. The map is organized by team number, and each team has been assigned a specific location for their project showcase. We encourage all participants to review the map prior to the event to ensure that they know where to set up and can find their assigned location easily. Please note that setup times will be limited, so it's essential to arrive early and be prepared with all necessary materials. We hope that this map will help to facilitate a smooth and successful event for all participants.

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Expo Showcase Session

During the Expo Showcase session, all participating teams will showcase their projects to attendees, who will have the opportunity to learn about the innovative ideas and solutions being developed by our talented students. This session is an excellent opportunity for teams to share their work with a broad audience and to receive feedback from peers and professionals in their field. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Specific Instructions to the Student Participants of Expo Showcase

Setup Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am 
Showcase Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Suggested Dress Code: Business or Business-Casual Attire
Location: TSU – Team locations are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Check in at the tables in front of the TSU Pavilions when you arrive.

Poster Information

It's important for students to coordinate with their faculty mentors to have their posters printed for the ECS Student Project Innovation Expo. Your faculty mentor can assist you in finding a printing service that meets the requirements of the Expo. Make sure to communicate with your mentor early to allow ample time for printing and to ensure that your poster is ready for presentation at the event. Taking the initiative to arrange for your own printing shows your dedication to your project and your commitment to presenting it in the best possible light at the Expo.

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Expo Finalist

Team Number

Team Name


ASCE Steel Bridge


Assistive glasses


Automatically Responding to Mentions of Food in Social Media Posts to Reduce Food Waste


Automation and Deployment of Hardened Virtual Machines using VMware and Chef


Computation of Corrosion Initiation Time for Zeolite Based HPC and High-Quality Rebars


Edwards Lifesciences: Development of Underwater DIC Set-Up


Food Pantry Accessibility


Titan ROV


High Frequency Trading


Line Level Sound Modulation Control & Integrated Amplifier System


Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Retaining Wall


Mitral Valve Crease Identification and Prevention


Project DARE: Broadening Universal Design and Engineering Principles


Smart Soccer Goalie


Sub-Orbital Launch and Recovery System (SOLAR System) for Microgravity/High Altitude Experiments


Titan AUV


Titan Drone




Formula SAE


Titan EV


Titan Rover


You must register to attend Track 3.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Timeslot Project Title Department/Program
9:30am  Smart Skimmer to Efficiently Clean Oil Spills Mechanical Engineering
9:50am Wildfire-Averting Forecast and Early Response System (WAFERS) Mechanical Engineering
10:10am  Titan Wildfire Infrared Prevention Satellite (T.W.I.R.P.S) Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
10:30am  Titan Aero Mechanical Engineering
10:50am  Formula SAE Mechanical Engineering
11:10am  BAJA SAE Mechanical Engineering
11:30am  TITAN ROVER Mechanical Engineering
11:50am  ODEX Mechanical Engineering


You must register to attend Track 4.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Timeslot Project Title Department/Program
9:30am  Self-Playing Acoustic Guitar Electrical Engineering
9:50am The Quadster Electrical Engineering
10:10am  Multipurpose solar powered sound system  Electrical Engineering
10:30am  Wheelchair Safety Mechanical Engineering
10:50am  Water Purification Mechanical Engineering
11:10am  Fullerton Arboretum Misting Team Mechanical Engineering
11:30am  Sunflower Solar Tracker Mechanical Engineering
11:50am  Retractable Stepping Board Mechanical Engineering
12:10pm Beach Cleaner Mechanical Engineering
12:30pm Solar Decathlon Mechanical Engineering
12:50pm Smart High Efficiency Wind Turbine for Highways with algae filter Mechanical Engineering


You must register to attend Track 5.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Timeslot Project Title Department/Program
9:30am  Wheelie Walker Mechanical Engineering
9:50am Stair climbing trolley Mechanical Engineering
10:10am  R.A.M. (Rope Ascending Machine) Mechanical Engineering
10:30am  Shopping bag carrier Mechanical Engineering
10:50am  Height Adjustable NICU Baby Crib Mechanical Engineering
11:10am  3D printed Prosthetic Hand Mechanical Engineering
11:30am  Study on Augmented Reality in SMART Interactive Learning and Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering
11:50am  Smart and Mobile Bathing Apparatus Mechanical Engineering

The annual ECS Showcase is a prestigious event that assembles outstanding capstone and senior design projects from across each of ECS’s departments of Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.