Industrial Engineering (1st)

These projects are at the midpoint of a two-semester sequence.  They are not complete.

Airogistic Drone Team: Sky Dashing


Sponsor: Jeffrey Michalski

Student Team: Jorge Dozal, Ryan Huston, Ja’Brianne Cleveland, Melissa Villatoro  

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle Londa

To ensure every drone mission is successful, accurate pre- and in-flight prediction methods are imperative to the achievement rate of each mission. The development of a decision portal to predict the conditions of the transportation path the drone will travel will best serve a variety of companies future development settlements that rely heavily on real time aerial data points. Such decisions will be determined by drone sensor diagnostics and weather information. The dashboard will portray these same things as well as the flight path and weather stations. 

Production Scheduling Optimization

Sponsor: Greene Tweed

Student Team: Oumar Bah, Curtis Moore, Yasmine Qadar, Shania Richardson

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle Londa

This project consists of integrating a lean six sigma approach to ameliorate the overall daily manufacturing scheduling process, which has a great impact on delivery mad date, inner company on time delivery metrics. Optimizing production scheduling will reduce late lines and increase overall equipment usability and efficiency. 

Project Happy Hour

Sponsor: Dr. Patrick Thomas

Student Team: Nathan Docherty, Jackson Guerry, Collin Kaase, Seth Minter, Walid Riachi

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle Londa

The purpose of this project is to redesign current or produce new dispensing machine storage tank hardware and software to reduce if not eliminate manual inventory checks by operators and provide detailed product dispense data that is valuable to 31 Degrees as well as their existing and future customers.

While other approaches will be considered, it is believed that a weight scale system that can convert the weight of product into volume and send that data to a database via WIFI, coupled with a user-friendly operational dashboard displaying real-time information on a number of electronic device platforms (phones, iPad, laptop, etc.) relating to each tank's conditions will meet the project’s objectives.  

Optimizing Trauma Access for Texas Regions

Sponsor: Dr. Eduardo Perez 

Student Team: Ana Jimenez Rivera, Holly Streber, Kayla Streber, Mary Van  

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle Londa 

This project will provide a proposal to the Texas Department of State Health Services regarding ways to increase adequate access care. Analysis of the effects of COVID-19 on trauma resources will be used to understand Texas regions need of trauma and could increase levels of adequate access to trauma centers. A Net Present Cost analysis could outline feasibility and aid health officials in allocating trauma resources.