WPI Mechanical Engineering MQP Team Selected as a Finalist to Participate in Cornell University's Cornell Cup

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March 11, 2019

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WPI Mechanical Engineering MQP Team Selected as a Finalist to Participate in Cornell University's Cornell Cup 

 

MQP: Modular Control Moment Gyroscope 

 

Professor Pradeep Radhakrishnan
Mechanical Engineering

Students:
Aidan Brawley
Stephan Burke
Fang Han
Oliver Sanderson 
Jeremy Wiles 

 

May 3rd - May 4th 


Aidan Brawley, Stephen Burke, Fang Han, Oliver Sanderson, and Jeremy Wiles are ME and RBE students completing an MQP on control moment gyroscopes (CMGs) with Professor Pradeep Radhakrishnan. The team has been selected as a Cornell-Cup Arm Embedded Finalist. With the goal to design, build, and analyze a modular, palm-sized CMG and to explore its many potential applications, the team applied for the 2019 Cornell Cup competition back in the fall semester.  Hosted by Cornell University’s Systems Engineering program, the Cornell Cup is an annual design competition for impactful engineering projects involving embedded systems, mechatronics, robotics, and so on.  It is open to all undergraduate and master’s students in a U.S. or Canadian college or university. In December, their entry was selected as one of 16 semi-finalists. After giving an online presentation to a panel of judges, their project has been selected as a 2019 Cornell Cup Finalist. 

On May 3-4, they will present their work to the public and to judges at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in their own Expo booth. More information about the event can be found at the following link: https://cornellcup.systemseng.cornell.edu/the-competition/