2022 student video competition

As part of the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program Expo on April 8, 2022, we showcased the manufacturing fellows and their collaborations with manufacturers to advance innovation through a video competition. Students prepared one video for their Manufacturing PA Innovation Program project, in which they outlined the university-manufacturer team, the manufacturing problem or need, the innovation or technology, and the potential impact on the manufacturer.

First place

Enabling Pulsed Electrochemical Machining (PECM) process analysis for advanced cathode system design

  • Student: Zexi Zhang
  • University and industry partner: Pennsylvania State University and Extrude Hone LLC
  • PI: Edward De Meter and Saurabh Basu

Second place

Developing modular cobot automation solutions for the testing environment

  • Students: Mikaela Domingo (team captain) and Clara Weber
  • University and industry partner: York College of Pennsylvania and MRG Labs and Airline Hydraulics
  • PI: Gregory Foy

Third place (tied)

Design and development of environmentally controlled enclosure for 3D printers  

  • Students: Carlos Gonzalez (team captain), Dylan Caputo, Brandon Jackson, Michael Hutchinson, Andrew O’Donohue
  • University and industry partner: Widener University and Verde Mantis, LP
  • PI: Babak Eslami and Kamran Fouladi

Influence of casting and rolling processes on precipitation reactions in Ti/Nb steel

  • Students: Luis Fellipe Simoes (team captain) and Pedro de Souza Ciacco
  • University and industry partner: University of Pittsburgh and U.S. Steel
  • PI: Calixto Isaac Garcia

Honorable mention and viewer's choice

Manufacturing ultra-conductors for the next generation efficient electric machines 

  • Students: Brockton Holcombe
  • University and industry partner: Penn State University–Altoona and Electric Motor Supply Co.
  • PI: Kofi Adu, Gary Weisel and Mihai Comanescu