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Industry Expo Overview

Every autumn, the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing proudly presents the culmination of their senior design and capstone project at the Industry Expo Project Report Out (PRO) Day. This notable showcase event serves as a convergence point for students, sponsors, esteemed industry partners, seasoned professionals, faculty members, and distinguished visitors. It offers a day replete with enlightening presentations, valuable networking opportunities, illuminating laboratory tours, a dynamic career fair, and a prestigious awards ceremony. Following the conclusion of the presentations, we honor the standout teams in each category based on their project presentation scores.  We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s event, which took place on December 1, 2023. 

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Industry Expo 2023 Project Winners

Project Winners were chosen in three categories:  (1) Computing, (2) Engineering (Electrical and Computer, Manufacturing Engineering and Mechanical Engineering), and (3) Civil Engineering and Construction.  The 2023 Winners and Project Sponsors and Award Sponsors are shown below.

Project and Project SponsorAward CategoryPlaceStudents
Digital Twin
Gulfstream Aerospace
Hawk Measurement Computing Award1stJensen Bromm, Jerome Larson, Joselin Aguirre Trujillo, and Mateo Maldonado Rojas
Augmented Reality
Robins Air Force Base
2ndAden Wadas, Khalil Sutherland, and Renogade Farn
ROWS Matlab Warehouse Fleet Management
APRN ROWS Laboratory
3rdAaron Gordon, James Perry, and Matthew Gordon
Solid State Circuit Breakers for Residential Applications
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Ajin Georgia Engineering Award of Excellence1stJonathan Grow, Chandler Maddox, and Jarrett Moseley
Ergonomic Game Controller
2ndAlejandro J. Vanga Guzman, Lei Xu, and Nicholas Istre
Automated Guided Vehicles
Gulfstream Aerospace
3rdAshton Tesh and Dylan Sims
2024 AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition
Hawk Construction
JE Dunn Construction Civil Engineering and Construction Awards1stAna Lanza Hernandez, Anu Pradeep, and Evan Hall
Analysis of the Performance of Roadside Barriers in Georgia using the Crash Data
Civil Engineering and Construction Management (CEC)
2ndShane McNeal Henry, Nicholas Alan McCall, David Enrique Rodriguez Zepeda, Davis Lee Kirkland, and Blake Davis Forbes
GPS on Benchmarks
3rdReed Curtis, Joshua Tibbetts, Cristian Onate, Joshua Francis, Jack Atkinson, and Dylan Parker
Industry Expo 2023 Award Sponsors

Our awards sponsors play a crucial role in recognizing student achievement.  Sponsor provides cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  Each sponsor is highlighted below.

Award Sponsors

Civil Engineering and Construction Awards 

JE Dunn Construction Company is family and employee owned and has been a leader in the commercial construction industry since 1924. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, JE Dunn has 26 offices nationally and employs approximately 4,000 employees. The company provides general contracting, construction management, and design-build services. According to Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine, JE Dunn is ranked consistently among the top contractors nationwide.

JE Dunn is an industry leader in the application of pre construction technology, virtual design and construction, and other emerging construction technologies. Innovation in construction, client-centric problem-solving, and delivering an exceptional client experience is what differentiates us in the industry.

Engineering Awards

Ajin Georgia is part of Ajin Industries, a tier 1 supplier for multiple Hyundai Motor Group and KIA facilities located in Alabama and South Korea. The company produces a variety of automotive body parts and electronics for original equipment manufacturers. Ajin Industries has been a key worldwide supplier to automotive manufacturers since 1976.

Ajin Georgia is the newest addition to meet the supplier needs of the Hyundai Motor Group EV Meta Plant located in Bryan County. Ajin Georgia is investing approximately $317 million in constructing a state-of-the-art metal stamping and robotic fabrication manufacturing facility located in the Bruce Yawn Industrial Park at the I-16 / Highway 301 Interchange. The plant will employ approximately 600 associates when at capacity. The company believes in providing a competitive environment that promotes career opportunities throughout the company with a corporate culture that puts talent first.

Computing Awards

HAWK has won several awards for our industry leading products and we offer technologies such as fiber optic sensing, acoustic wave, and guided wave radar, amongst many others. HAWK has successfully solved difficult liquids and solids applications in a wide range of industries including mining/mineral processing, water supply/waste water, oil & gas, bulk material handling, chemical, power, cement, pulp & paper and food. HAWK is committed to providing best-in-class products, services and technologies that will have unsurpassed value for their customers.

Industry Expo 2023 Project Sponsors

Our project sponsors play a critical role in providing resources and mentoring to the project teams.  This year we greatly acknowledge this year’s project sponsors:  B&L Naval Stores, Georgia Center of Innovation, Hawk Construction, JTEKT, Warner Robins, and APRN ROWS Laboratory.  

Last updated: 1/3/2024