Hall of Fame

Project Award
Covert Communication Device
Ahmad Abuisneineh, Srivardhan Sajja, Braeden Smith
Best Engineered Project (SP21)
($800) - Given to the project which shows an exceptionally high level of polish and consideration for engineering tradeoffs.
Safety Suite for Electric Longboards
Pouya Akbarzadeh, Alexander Krysl, Patrick Stach
Best Overall Project (SP21)
($1500) Given to the best overall senior design project.
Active Cell Balancing for Solar Vehicle Battery Pack
Tara D'Souza, John Han, Rohan Kamatar
Honorable Mention
Electronic Replacement for COVID-19 Building Monitors @ UIUC
Patrick McBrayer, Zewen Rao, Yijie Zhang
Honorable Mention
El Durazno Wind Turbine Project
Alexander Hardiek, Saanil Joshi, Ganpath Karl
Honorable Mention
Modularized Electronic Locker
Jack Davis, Joshua Nolan, Jake Pu
Honorable Mention
Srinija Kakumanu, Justin Naal, Danny Rymut
Most Commercially Promising Project
($500) Given to the project which shows the highest potential in its target market.
Decentralized Systems for Ground & Arial Vehicles (DSGAV)
Mingda Ma, Alvin Sun, Jialiang Zhang
Senior Design Instructor's Award (SP21)

Environmental Sensing for Firefighters

Andri Teneqexhi, Lauren White, Hyun Yi

Environmental Sensing for Firefighters

Featured Project

Hyun Yi, Lauren White, and Andri Teneqexhi earned the Instructor's Award in the Fall of 2013 for their work on the Environmental Sensing for Firefighters.

"Engineering is all about solving real life problems and using the solutions to improve the lives of others. ECE 445 allows you to actually delve deeper into what this really means by providing students the chance to undergo the engineering design process. This requires taking all of the theoretical knowledge, lab experiences, and ultimately, everything that you have ever learned in life, and applying it to your project. Though, there is structure to the course and deadlines in place to measure your team's progress, the actual design, implementation, and success of your project is all determined by you. Unlike any other course that I have taken, I've gained an appreciation for the utilization and benefits of external resources, unforeseen scheduling delays, delegating tasks, and most importantly, teamwork. I consider ECE 445 to be a crash course into real life engineering and a guide to become a successful engineer." -- Lauren White