Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

E-Days Showcase Corporate Involvement

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Are you looking to find support for the design, modification, or development of a new product, process, testing apparatus, or system?

If so, we can help!

Engineering Days (E-Days) is a long-standing tradition of CSU excellence which allows senior undergraduate students an opportunity to showcase the completion of their senior design projects to faculty, family, industry representatives, and peers. It helps students develop practical, hands-on skills and teaches them how to succeed in an integrated, interdisciplinary engineering design environment.

By participating as a corporate senior design sponsor, companies are expected to make a financial contribution toward project materials and overall operations of senior design. Corporate sponsors can protect their company’s intellectual property in the work done by students. All students engaged in company-sponsored projects will sign intellectual property (IP) and non-disclosure agreements (NDA).

E-Days 2021 has not yet been scheduled, but will take place in April 2021.

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Ellen Brennan-Pierce


(970) 491-5046

E-Days Sponsorship Information

Senior design challenges students to think creatively and empowers them to take responsibility for all phases of their project, from design and manufacturing to documentation and marketing. In their fifth year, students are required to complete BIOM 486A–Biomedical Design Practicum: Capstone Design I and BIOM 486B–Biomedical Design Practicum: Capstone Design II. During the Fall and Spring semesters of their fifth year, students work diligently in small, multidisciplinary teams to complete a project.

Your participation will produce a valuable return on investment in the following ways:

Obtain Solutions
Utilize young, vibrant minds to help your organization explore concepts that may be difficult to achieve in-house due to personnel constraints or time.

Identify Potential Hires
By working closely with our senior design teams, you will have recruiting exposure to our graduating engineers.

Build Relationships with Innovators
The School of Biomedical Engineering is proud to boast a high percentage of faculty innovators. Twenty-two percent of inventions disclosed to CSU Ventures, the technology transfer office for the University, are created by SBME faculty. By participating as a corporate sponsor, you will have access to these brilliant minds, which may provide benefits in research and/or consulting in the future.

Increase Visibility
Gain campus exposure; increase your brand recognition and reach students.

Receive Tax Deduction
All corporate senior design investments are tax-deductible if your company chooses to provide funds through a donation. Please check your company’s policies on donations compared to purchase orders in consideration of intellectual property.

Senior design begins in the fall semester (August) and concludes in the spring semester (April) at Engineering Days (E-Days).

Proposed projects will be evaluated for acceptance based on a number of criteria including, but not limited to anticipated learning objectives, resources (internal expertise & supplies), and cost barriers.

Corporate project advisors must review the Project Plan Report (due in mid-October) and give each student on the team a score at the end of each semester.

Projects should have clear goals for design, prototyping, and testing that are achievable within one academic year. These goals can be part of a larger project that would continue with a new team the following year(s).

Current and Past Senior Design Projects

  • Paper-Based Microfluidic Device to Detect Salmonella
  • Bone Matrix Electrospinning
  • Hemocompatibility Flow Chamber
  • Sperm Capacitation
  • Pulsating Organ Model Surgical Training Tool
  • Robotic Force Controlled Testing System for Spine Constructs
  • Canine Exoskeleton
  • Dermal Regeneration Template
  • Training Laparoscope
  • Improved Serum Product for Cell Culture

Why are CSU Biomedical Engineering Students Unique?

Colorado State University biomedical engineering majors earn two degrees in a five year period: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and one of the following:
* Bachelor of Science in Chemical & Biological Engineering
* Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
* Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Small Teams
Students work in interdisciplinary teams of 3-6 individuals on an open-ended BME design project, from problem definition to design to prototype(s) to validation.

Multidisciplinary Design Teams
Biomedical engineering senior design teams consist of students from at least two of BME’s three partner programs: chemical and biological, electrical, or mechanical.

Industry Experience
Over 45% of fifth-year BME students at Colorado State have had engineering industry internship experience. This experience reinforces important skills learned in labs and classrooms: valuable critical thinking skills, strong communication skills, and essential interpersonal skills needed to work effectively with others.

Long Hours
Each student is expected to work 12-15 hours per week for their capstone design class. This time includes preparing reports and presentations about the project and a few smaller assignments.

Weekly Advisor Meetings
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their project advisor weekly or at least have a phone meeting and meet in person monthly.

The capstone senior design program promotes student development of highly marketable skills:

Problem Solving
Students get exposure to real engineering problems as they work on meeting a practical industrial need and creating a final design, prototype, testing and validation in an environment similar to that of industry professionals.

Professionalism and Perspective
Interacting with industry representatives on a regular basis gives students an opportunity to gain the competencies which the business community requires.

As students conduct their team-oriented capstone project, they hone important communication skills through interaction with industry clients, team members, Colorado State faculty and staff, and vendors.

New Technology
Students are exposed to new technology used in the workplace and are encouraged to explore new design tools and lab resources.

Working with a multidisciplinary team, students learn critical interpersonal skills necessary to achieve a shared goal through respectful interaction, coordination, and collaborative problem solving. Precise understanding is essential when working in groups. Students are quick to familiarize themselves with the technical terminology used among various engineering disciplines.

Problem Analysis
Students gain critical thinking skills while working in multidisciplinary teams to facilitate project completion.

BME E-Days Award Winners

First Place: Optical Neurolink for a High Data Rate Brain-Computer Interface
Faculty advisor: Kevin Lear
Group members: Sarah Maclean (BME+EE), Mauri Richards (BME+MECH), Kieran Simske (BME+MECH) and Justin Southerland (BME+CBE)

Second Place: Smart Well-Plate System
Faculty advisor: Thomas Chen
Group members: Jacob Alfieri (BME+EE), Sam Ritter (BME+EE), and Alden Tennison (BME+EE)

Third Place: Brain Train
Group members: Zachary Haigh (BME+CBE), Corey Lauck (BME+MECH), Jeremy Tabke (BME+MECH), and Juliette Talarico (BME+MECH)

First Place: Smart Bandage
Faculty advisor: Christie Peebles
Group members: Ryan Boudreau (BME+CBE), Kelli Corrigan (BME+ME), Tyler Daniel (BME+CBE), Jacob Grady (BME+CBE), and Neil Rettedal (Microbiology)

Second Place: Sensor Technology for Enhanced Prosthesis Production
Faculty advisor: Steve Simske
Group members: Jackie Foss (BME+ME), Luis Monterrosa Zavaleta (BME+ME), Tyler Parker (BME+ME), Dolly Ricapor (BME+ME), and Grant Wulf (BME+EE)

Third Place: Cell Separation
Sponsor: Terumo BCT
Group members: Ryan Rykhus (BME+ME), Ashley Marcolina (BME+ME), and Rachel Von Seggern (BME+CBE)

First Place (tie): Mechanical Bladder Device
Faculty advisors: Hiep Nguyen, M.D.; Shawn Smith, Katie Trella
Group members: Anders Booth, Valerie Cochrane, Dominic Martinez, Sarah Jordan, and Aidan Friederich

First Place (tie): Paper-Based Microfluidic Device for Global Health
Faculty advisor: Chuck Henry 
Group members: Mitchell Cooper, Jase Wyeno, Sam Allsup, and Taylor Langer

Second Place: Hypoxia Chamber for Biomedical Research
Faculty advisors: Zhijie Wang and Jesse Wilson
Group members: Willie Hawkins, Dominic Loffreda, and Zach Kugler

Third Place: Bone Matrix Electrospinning
Faculty advisors: Ketul Popat and Matt Kipper
Group members: Alex Kosmiski, Morgan Schake, Alex Bozzo, and Ally Baumgart

First Place: Paper-Based Microfluidic Device for Salmonella Detection
Faculty advisor: Chuck Henry
Group members: Maya Kayyali, Sean Visocky, Joe Johnson, and Micki Repasky

Second Place (tie): Bone Matrix Airbrushing
Faculty advisors: Ketul Popat and Matt Kipper
Group members: Mollie Phillips, Michelle Ablutz, Will Raymond, Michael May, and Josh Hayes

Second Place (tie): Fourier Ptychographic Imaging Faculty advisors: Randy Bartels and Ali Pezeshki
Group members: Brandon Kreutz, Nicholas Brown, and Robby Stokoe

Third Place: Blood Flow and Cell Sedimentation Simulations
Sponsor: Terumo BCT
Group members: Jesse Masterson, Ben Bagby, and Mike Hattel

First Place: Centrifuge Loading Human Factors
Sponsor: Terumo BCT
Group members: Brett Baeverstad, Emma Lichtenfels, Minh Anh Nguyen, Megan Rives, and Evan Siebenmorgen 

Second Place: Canine Orthotronic Mobility System
Faculty advisor: Anura Jayasumana
Group members: Haley King, Daniel Vance, and three ECE senior design students

Third Place: Intraocular Lens Injector
Sponsor: Sharklet Technologies
Group members: David Qualls, Jaclyn Strom, Noah Taherkhani, and Tegan Walsh 

First Place: Amperometric Microfluidic Device with Incorporated Tissue Slice for Personalized Cancer
Faculty advisor: Chuck Henry
Group members: Alison Bailey, Blair Larson, Ilya Merkulovich, and Nicole Puissant

Second Place: Prototypes for Delivering Depth-Controlled Release of Argon to Cut and Coagulate Colon Tissue
Sponsor: Covidien
Group members: John Haverkamp, Matt Marrapode, Aaron Paulding, Craig Sandoval, Amy Schlagel, and Lane Taylor 

Third Place: In-Line Cellular Lysis Device
Sponsor: Terumo BCT
Group members: Ashley Beckwith, Hillary Haws, Dalton Noren, and Josh Pickrell

Your participation will produce a valuable return on investment.