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Dordt Engineering students show senior projects

The Dordt College Engineering Department held its annual presentation of senior design projects on Wednesday, May 7.

The five projects demonstrated were:

An Observatory Roof Automation Project designed by Andy Schroedermeier, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Jesse Van Essen, Sioux Center. Sponsored by Dordt College.

A Sorghum to Fuel Ethanol Fermentation System designed by David Ellerie, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Peter Hondred, Sioux Center; Ben Lehman, Baldwin, Wisconsin; Andy Olthoff, Sioux Center. Sponsored by Dordt College, Vermeer Manufacturing, and the Iowa Energy Center.

A Fuel Ethanol Distillation System, designed by Josh Groen, Sioux Center; Dan Steenbergen, Red Deer, Alberta; Nathan Toenies, Randall, Minnesota; Daryl Visser, Burlington, Washington. Sponsored by Dordt College, Vermeer Manufacturing, and the Iowa Energy Center.

An Auditorium Microphone Positioning System designed by Scott Elders, Grandville, Michigan; and Brandon Wipf, Hitchcock, South Dakota. Sponsored by Dordt College.

A “Teach a Man to Fish” Aquaponics System, designed by Amanda Arkema, Pella, Iowa; Luke Herron, Anton, Colorado; Sarah Schaap, South Holland, Illinois; Joel Sikkema, Ridgetown, Ontario; and Jeremy Westra, Mount Vernon, Washington. Sponsored by Dordt College and Northwestern College of Orange City, Iowa.

These projects and projects from previous years may also be seen at http://www.dordt.edu/academics/programs/engineering/senior_design/