Graduate Students

Clayton Bardall

Clayton Bardall

Clayton is a graduate student in the MSET program and a football player at WCU.  His project is to use instrumented mouth guards to measure head impacts. Working with our collaborators at Pennsylvania State University will hope to understand more about brain injuries.  This research has the potential to make contact sports safer for athletes.

Carson Pardue

Carson Pardue

Carson is a graduate student earning a Master of Science in Engineering Technology. He is interested in Industry 4.0 and product life cycle management (PLM). Through is research we hope to use digital technology to improve the efficiently of data and information transferred between engineering, manufacturing, quality control, customers, and suppliers. The title of his thesis is “Evaluating the Potential Benefits of Converting to Model Based Definition Methods in Engineering”.

Undergraduates

Sierra Norris

Sierra Norris

Sierra is a Freshman in earning a Bachelors of Science in Engineering, mechanical concentration.  She is developing an portion of an irrigation system that will be used to water indoor plants.  Her an automated flow control system system utilizing an electronic valve and a microcontroller.

Sommer Allen

Sommer Allen

Sommer is a Freshman in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology. She is developing an portion of an irrigation system that will be used to water indoor plants.  Her portion includes the detection of soil humidity.  She is developing an electronic control system to accomplish this goal.

Helen Hester

Helen Hester

Helen is a Freshman in Engineering Technology. She is developing a portion of an irrigation system that will be used to water indoor plants. Her portion includes the development of a reservoir with a pump and filtration system.

Allison Royer

Allison Royer

Allison Royer is a Senior double major earning degrees in Engineering with a Mechanical Concentration and Emergency and Disaster Management. She is a NSF Undergraduate Researcher studying the biomedical properties of the anterior cruciate ligament and synthetic materials that could be used to replace it.

Ryan D’Amore

Ryan D’Amore

Ryan is a Junior earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a mechanical concentration. He is interested in biodegradable polymers. He is designing, building and testing Crocs (shoes) made from biodegradable plastics. Ryan is also a NSF Undergraduate Researcher in our research group.