Author: Jonathan Deutschman
CHINOOK24 team members with the helicopter. The team plans to do airframe modifications to aid CH-47 cargo testing.
CHINOOK24 team members with the helicopter. The team plans to do airframe modifications to aid CH-47 cargo testing.

Design Day 2024 has two components for the Department of Mechanical Engineering: presentations on April 30 and a poster session on May 1. See the lists below for full schedule days and times and team names and members.

Tuesday, April 30

  • Mechanical Engineering Presentations | 9 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. | Hodson 210 and 213
  • Mechanical Engineering Poster Session, Demonstrations, and Lunch | 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. | Hodson second-floor lobby
  • Mechanical Engineering Presentations | 1:10 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. | Hodson 210 and 213
  • Mechanical Engineering awards sessions and closing remarks | 3:10 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. | Hodson second-floor lobby

Wednesday, May 1 

  • Department Presentations | 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. | Multiple locations
  • Keynote and Blumenthal Lecture and Awards Ceremony | 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. | Goldfarb Gym
  • Lunch | 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. | Goldfarb Gym
  • Poster Session | 2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Bob Scott Gym (Will include posters and demonstrations from Mechanical Engineering)
  • People’s Choice Awards Presentation and Closing Remarks | 4 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. | Bob Scott Gym



Stanley, Black & Decker
Noise-canceling leaf blower
Leen Alfaoury, Michael Chacón, Madison Morrison, Andrew Palacio

Roark Dental Corporation
Noise-canceling, vibration-reducing bite plate
Conor Allan, Elizabeth Dolan, David Paik, Daniel Shenkelman
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Blind Industries & Services of Maryland
Fabric defect identification
Ray Chen, Jay Lawrence, Harrison Le, Amy Zhang
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American Society of Naval Engineers
Building and racing an electric boat
Xander Song, Nina Tedeschi, Nand Vommi, Tyler White

IQT Laboratories
Low-cost autonomous maritime loitering platform
Theo DeGuzman, Gen Mehra, Owen Mitchell, Iris Renteria

Naval Air Station, Patuxent River
Airframe modifications to aid CH-47 cargo testing
Ben Lehrer, Elliot Lee, Peter Klopp, Fritz Maurath

Dr. Leonard Bielory, M.D.
Automated pollen detection device
Zach Alligodd, Sean Enright, Olivia Perry

Dr. Venkata Akshintala, JHU School of Medicine
Endoscopic vacuum therapy
Damian Cano, Jay Heymann, Thomas Miller, Alex Ren

JHU Applied Physics Laboratory
Persistent in-line load sensor for osseointegrated implants
David Corrente, Ariana Diaz, Mikala Furman, James Kaluna

Research Triangle Institute International
Q-Collar test system for traumatic brain injury
Josh Anders, Patrick Deans, Yanni Nikas, Luke Schuerrman