Engineering Seniors Finish Capstone Course
On May 3rd, the seniors in E.D.D. (Engineering Design and Development) presented the project they've been working on all year. E.D.D. students were challenged to come up with a problem that they will pursue a solution to.
First up were Arron Kowalski and Dalton Croot with their New Gravity Irrigation Pipe Deployment System. This system would replace the current system used where farmers require 3 or more people to lay out 30 foot sections of solid aluminum or PVC pipe. Their new design would use a flexible pipe and a trailer. The flexible pipe would be in spools and as the farmer drives, the implement would unroll the pipe and lay it out, which would require only 1 person to use. After completing high school Arron plans on going to UNK for 2 years then transferring to UNL to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering and Dalton plans on joining the Navy.
Next up was Bryce Kneeland and Brandon Johannes with their B-Squared ATV Sway Bar. This sway bar would be made to be universal for all racing ATV's and most utility ATV's, and be able to handle the high impact of jumps as well as being tunable for flat track. After completing high school Bryce plans on going to UNO to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering, and Brandon Johannes is still undecided.
After that was Casey Miller and Anthony Lynch with their Improved Fishing Bobber. This bobber was made to reduce splash when it hits the water it prevents line damage from the traditional line-pinching bobbers, and also protects the hook from being snagged on weeds and other things in the water. After High school Casey plans on attending UNK, and Anthony is still undecided.
And last but not least was Adam Zlomke and Cody Rush with their "Mess-Less" Oil Change System. Their new system replaces the oil plug on the oil pan with an oil plug with a valve on it, That valve, when your engine is ready for an oil change, can be hooked up to a tube hooked to an oil container, and when the valve is turned the oil goes through it and into the oil receptacle. Thereby making changing oil virtually mess-free. When graduating Adam plans on going to Southeast College in Lincoln for a year and then transferring to UNL, and Cody plans on going to UNL to pursue a major in Mechanical Engineering.