bae and Agricultural Engineering students nearing completion of their undergraduate work participate in a design course spanning two semesters. The outcome of this course is a finished design that is presented in a professional manner to their corporate sponsor.
http://bae.okstate.edu/SeniorDesign/index.htm
COURSE OBJECTIVES (BAE 4012 AND BAE 4023):

  • Creatively apply a systematic design process to a real-world problem
  • Develop, evaluate and synthesize alternate design solutions
  • Work productively as a member of an engineering design team
  • Interface effectively with clients and professionals in industry/government/education
  • Convey comprehensive information via both written and oral communication
  • Develop an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Recognize the need to engage in lifelong learning
  • Gain a knowledge of contemporary issues with respect to engineering design and project management

2010

Commercial push mower natural gas conversion kit
Design of a soil conditioner
Design of a small walk behind trencher
Design of a hay bundling machine
Design of a 300 kilogram coffee roaster

2009

Improvement of the harvesting and packaging efficiency
Wood chip coloring system
Dough dispensing device
Wetland design to reduce phosphorus levels in the Illinois River

2008

TDLP: Prevention and Protection of Floodwall Overtopping Scour – USDA-ARS Hydraulic Engineering Research Unit
Spicy Solutions: Design of an Efficient Drying System – S&S Farms

2007

Hole Mole: Design of a High Pressure System to Aid Horizontal Directional Drill Bit Steering – The Charles machine Works, Inc.
Blue Diamond Machinery: Skid-Steer Rock Saw Drive Train Modification – CONEQTEC Universal Inc.
Nexus Controls: 3-Point Hitch Controller – Case-New Holland
GRO Engineering: Vision Inspection System – Lopez Foods Inc.
Clam Lake Engineering: Redesign of a Tree Shear – Vassar Equipment Co.

2006

MSW Association Site Planning
Custom Agricultural Solutions – Manual Cattle Chute
Palm Tree Processing – Griffin Foods
Thermal Solutions – Lopez Foods
RAW Engineering – Large Wood Debris Structures
Vortex Engineering – Grade Stabilization Structures

2005

Allied Design
B3E
Engineering Specialties
RangeScaping
Superior Riding Systems
Western Plains Engineering

2004

Silt Fence Planter
Pet Food Sorter

2003

Bermuda Grass Planter – Consistent Volume Sprigging Design
Least Tern Island Project

2002

Robotic Teaser Boar
Bermuda Grass Planter – Controller Design