WE21 Team Tech Student Competition

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST



Friday, October 22, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

The Team Tech Student Competition was established in 1992 as a SWE competition, with sponsorship by The Boeing Company, to emphasize the key role of teamwork and interface with industry in the engineering educational process. Team presenters receive free airfare to the conference, where they compete for prizes of $6,000 for first place; $3,250 for second place; and $1,550 for third place.

Competing teams ranging from four to 12 students, and representing a minimum of three engineering disciplines, were formed in the fall. Each team submitted an initial, interim, and final report on a project of their choosing. In addition, each team has been working with an industrial advisor, who has also been responsible for ongoing evaluation of the team’s progress.

The teams and their projects will be evaluated in the following areas:

  • Ability of the team to work together
  • Use of engineering processes
  • Product
  • Quality of the results
  • Ability of the team to work with industry

These presentations are challenging and represent the work that can be accomplished when we strive together.


10:00 a.m. Introductions

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor working with KLA-Tencor
Development of Wearable Technology to Improve Accessibility and Safety of Clean Room Employees
Team Leaders: Samar Tawfik, Shriya Shah

Purdue University working with GE Healthcare
VSCode C++ Pre-Compiler Modification for EPIC
Team Leaders: Alia Ahmed, Dhanyasree Prem Sankar

University of Florida working with Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG)
Team Leaders: Vida Tonkova, Robin Fintz

– 11:10 a.m. Break –

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign working with Caterpillar Inc.
Estimate Simulation Run Time Using FEA Model Characteristics and Machine Learning
Team Leaders: Aishani Dutta, Megha Natarajan

University of Minnesota–Twin Cities working with John Deere
Machine Health Monitoring System
Team Leader: Annabelle Whatley

University of Wisconsin–Madison working with Georgia-Pacific
QUAT Concentration Measurement Method for the Food Service Industry
Team Leader: Geethaanjali Mohan

12:20 p.m. Break –

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo working with Mazzetti
Sustainable Oxygen Generator System for Malawi
Team Leaders: Bonnie Brown, Julianna Caballero

California Baptist University working with Carbon3D
Soteria – The Goddess of Safety
Team Leader: Jennifer Nishimura

University of California, Riverside working with Hyve Solutions
Using AI to Identify Manufacturing Errors
Team Leaders: Tong Shen, Jannette Siahon

University of California, Berkeley working with Danaher Corporation (Beckman Coulter Inc.)
Elimination of Door Warpage
Team Leaders: Sydney Osugi, Lily Sai

3:00 p.m. Conclude Presentations – Judges’ Deliberation