The members of SGSC are hard working individuals balancing commitment to the project with the task of being full-time students.
Hopeful Industrial Engineer, Rohan likes playing squash and travelling to new and unexplored places.
First Year Engineer from Lagos, Nigeria and planning to major in Computer Engineering. He loves to play his guitar and visit new places.
First Year Engineeringt student from St. Charles, Illinois. He plans on pursuing a career as an Aerospace Engineer. His hobbies include running on wooden trails, cycling, and historical fencing.
A First Year Engineering student from Carmel, Indiana. he is intereseted in pursuing a career as a Biomedical Engineer. Nikhil also loves to spend time outdoors, frequently going on skiing and camping trips.
John is a Construction Engineering Management enthusiast who loves to build buildings, both professionally and in his free time.
Ryan is the SGSC webmaster, also sometimes referred to as "the Internet Dungeon Lord" or "the Gatekeeper" by those afraid of his power.
A hopeful Mechanical Engineer, Jarred is the current Financial Officer of SGSC and a member of the prototype team.
The Russian Super Computer MVP of the SGSC team. He leads our team with an iron fist. "Out of the darkness and into the light" - Artemiy
After a horrific accident ended his brother's and sister in law's lives, he took in his nephew Peter. "With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility." - Ben Parker
An Argentinian hair model and avid Boca super-fan, who blessed us with his help this semester. He is also a well known actor, and has played roles such as the stallion from black beauty. "WE NEED TO BUILD A WALL!" - Juanse Ramirez
Junior in Electrical Engineering, from Lawrenceburg, Indiana. This is Max's first semester in EPICS. He enjoys hiking, coding, random projects, woodworking, small home-repair, and reading.
He is the single hardest worker on the team. We would not be where we are today without his dedication and tremendous effort day to day. We Love you Chenyu.
Madison "Mad-dog" Truemner is a renowned semi-professional boxer who has starred in several cereal box comics to fight the power of the Patriarchy.
First Year Engineer from Highland, Indiana. he wants to become a Mechanical Engineer and design air plane components. This is Kyle's second semester on SGSC. He enjoys playing guitar and weightlifting. He is also a huge Chicago Cubs fan despite them being a let-down most years.
Director of Office of Professional Practice. Reilly Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
We are currently in the prototyping stage of the design process. Our prototype is being brought to a fully functioning capacity so that we might bring the project to fruition.
Our model is both cost efficient and space efficient, allowing appproximately five vertical feet with a diameter of about a foot tp produce three basins of highly productive hydroponic systems. We still need to test our product to determine the yield per volume of the product, but the design is meant to produce superior amounts of product in a moderate amount of space.
We aim to promote sustainibility within urban enviroments. Our design is aimed towards promoting ease of use in a hydroponics based growth system. The design is useable in the average home with a minimal amount of input from the user, providing an easy avenue to produce plant life in the consumers very home.
Our design is focused on optimizing feasible plant growth in respect to the volume the model encompasses. The model is designed to rotate so that the container can be fully accessed despite its location, so multiple units can be put in adverse spaces.
Project Specifications include a required height less than 5 feet, radius less than a foot, chambers that rotate around a central pole, automated lighting, and a deepwater hydroponics system.
The team is currently moving towards the end of the prototyping phase. We are approaching the end of the project and our efforts will soon culminate in a final product.
Our primary goal is to provide a feasible product for our project partner. Side goals of the projects include a mission to improve community relations and increase correspondence with our public partners. We also aim to promote sustainable living and ecologically friendly growing practices.
Whirlpool is a community oriented company that is investing in sustainablility and enviromental protection with a new vein of products.
Whirlpool seeks to create cutting edge technology to serve the needs of the public and the consumer to the best of its ablility. The sustainablility aspect of these projects reflects the overall trend the company is moving to, to respecting and servicing the needs of a new century.
"Our mission is to transform an existing home into a world-class research laboratory and sustainable living showcase."
Whirlpool needs us to produce a hydroponics model that can be integrated into the ReNeww house that is sustainable, economic, and versatile. The project specifications come from them, through their representative.
Systems and Controls team has developed this model to automate the lighting of the system. If they want me to put anything else in about it, it'll go HERE.
The culmination of our design process led us to this model. CAD model created by.
This is the current working model, constructed and augmented by our prototyping team. As revisions and improvements occur, they update the model.
Fertility tests have proven viable. The results show the feisibility of the hydroponics system.
Sustainability, ensuring the future of life on Earth, is an infinite game, the endless expression of generosity on behalf of all.
In the 21st century, I think the heroes will be the people who will improve the quality of life, fight poverty and introduce more sustainability.
The students regularly convene for meetings to discuss their own individual portions of the project, and once weekely with our partners to recap what we have accomplished on a given week. Prospective engineering students can get a glimpse of the team oriented projects EPICS undertakes, by sitting in on a group meeting. Contact Hamed for arrangements.
The student members of SGSC can be contacted through the webmaster or the project parters Hamed Zamenian and Eckhard Groll.
Address:Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering Room 1200 701 West Stadium Avenue West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045