In the spring of 2016, UA College of Engineering students poured energy, ingenuity and hours of their time into their senior capstone projects. Coding, soldering circuits and constructing prototypes led to a lot of late nights and weekends in the workshop.

Provided below are a selection of behind-the-scenes images of Engineering Design Program teams hard at work during the countdown to Design Day.

Team 15066: Wireless Lighting for Aircraft Sliding Screens

Sponsor: B/E Aerospace

Joshua Hurley and Romeo Judeh focused on putting wireless lighting on sliding doors in first-class aircraft seating.

University of Arizona mechanical engineering student Joshua Hurley (right) and Romeo Judeh (left), an electrical and computer engineering senior, are focused on putting wireless lighting on sliding doors in first-class aircraft seating for a 2016 design project sponsored by B/E Aerospace.


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First-class frequent fliers may soon see drab partition doors light up with smart wireless lighting created by mechanical engineering student Evan Hastings – shown here working intently on a model for project sponsor B/E Aerospace – and his UA Engineering Design Program teammates.


Santiago Solano and Joshua Hurley devise an induction method to transfer power wirelessly for lights on sliding partitions

FAA requirements are top of mind for members of Team 15066 – systems engineering student Santiago Solano (left) and electrical and computer engineering major Joshua Hurley – as they devise an induction method to transfer power wirelessly for lights on sliding partitions in first-class passenger areas.

Team 15067: Storing TV Monitor in Super First Class Suite

Sponsor: B/E Aerospace

Robert Donald Miller words on display monitor hydraulic system

Robert Donald Miller, a member of 2016 senior design Team 15067 – sponsored by B/E Aerospace – works on a micro hydraulic system to quietly hide idle television monitors in first-class aircraft seating.


Hongning Shangguan works on hydraulics system

It’s all about aesthetics for electrical and computer engineering senior Hongning Shangguan as he works with his Engineering Design Program team to develop a hydraulic system that covers 32-inch monitors gracing first-class seating.


Robert Donald Miller and Raul Mishiyev help design a way to power covers for airplane first-class monitors

UA mechanical engineering seniors Robert Donald Miller (left) and Raul Mishiyev learn on the fly with their team’s 2016 project as they help design a way to power covers for first-class display monitors – without using electricity from the aircraft.

Team 15069: Defibrillator ECG Acquisition and Analysis

Sponsor: CardioSpark

Gary and Arreaga test defibrillator

“Our defibrillator detects what arrhythmia is occurring and delivers an appropriate shock to the patient,” says Michelle Gary (right), testing components of the device on fellow biomedical engineering student and 2016 design project teammate Kevin Arreaga (center).


Michelle Gary, Noel Teku and Kevin Arreaga design the diagnostic front-end for an external defibrillator

Biomedical engineering students Michelle Gary (left) and Kevin Arreaga and electrical and computer engineering major Noel Teku are motivated by the prospect of saving lives as they design the diagnostic front end for an automated external defibrillator.


Teku studies electrocardiogram data

UA electrical and computer engineering senior Noel Teku studies electrocardiogram data for Team 15069’s design project – an app that acquires, filters and digitizes ECG samples for sponsor CardioSpark’s personal mini defibrillator.