WILKES-BARRE — Dalton Milam, of Clarks Summit, a mechanical engineering major, is one of 74 Wilkes University students who presented their capstone design projects for senior engineers on April 30.
All engineering seniors are required to select and execute a theoretical or experimental design or technical project. Students are required to make an oral presentation and submit a written report on the project.
Projects are built around a comprehensive, open-ended problem having a variety of acceptable solutions. Design constraints which must be addressed include economic factors, safety, reliability, ethics, societal impact and manufacturability.
The capstone design project must meet or exceed the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Engineering Design Requirement. Milam’s capstone was a projectile targeting system — punkin chunkin machine.