Capstone Projects

Industry Leaders Discuss Research with Senior Students

Senior engineering and physics students at Frostburg State University recently presented their capstone projects during the Engineering Advisory Board (EAB) meeting. The year-long projects included a variety of topics from insulated fabrics to safety windows for passenger vehicles.

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Next-Gen Bullet Resistant Nanocellulose

U.S. Army veteran Sgt. Brent Patterson, a senior materials engineering student at Frostburg developed his capstone project “Organic Bullet Resistance: Pushing the Capabilities of Nanocellulose” to create a sustainable bullet resistant material from nanocellulose. He presented his capstone research project at the international Materials Science & Technology Conference in Ohio.

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MelTech System for Melting Icy Driveways

Six FSU Materials Engineering students developed modular heated tiles to melt snow and ice on driveways, sidewalks and even roads. An alternative to the messy salt used to melt snow and ice, the MelTech system would be environmentally friendly and cost effective. The students were also invited to present at the National Materials Science & Technology conference in Portland, Oregon.

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Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Heater

Frostburg State University undergraduate materials engineering majors are getting hands-on experience on electronics manufacturing through using carbon nanotube ink to print a circuit on a thin plastic film, resulting in a highly efficient Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Heater.


Window Wizard

Levi Hartsock explains and demonstrates a prototype invention he and fellow engineering students created using the Window Wizard. Students in capstone course use 3D printers at Frostburg State University to print certain components as part of this college engineering project. Hartsock, Zane Beal, Jairus Chaney, Isaac Robinson and Chris Santina are part of the collaborative mechanical engineering program with Frostburg State University and University of Maryland, College Park.