The “Juice Box” is a set of stationary metal lockers designed as a safe storage solution for the homeless at the Gilroy Compassion Center. These lockers will include charging ports, outlet to plug in electronic devices, and a programmable keypad lock that can be personalized to individual clients while maintaining a master override for management. It comes with a solar powered backup battery which serves to prevent power shortages during high volume usage. The lockers also are designed to have easy interchangeability of electronic components for ease of future maintenance.
- Community Partner - Gilroy Compassion Center
Underwater Camera Drone 2.0
The Underwater Drone project is designed to provide a non-intrusive solution to allow research to be conducted on the steadily declining population of Chinook and Steelhead in the rivers of the South Bay. Our goal is to combine our expertise in Mechanical, Computer, and Software Engineering to design a drone which can navigate various parts of rivers and take pictures of fish which can then be processed by our image recognition software to identify its species.
Community Partner - South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition
The Engineering Building Condensate System is designed for San Jose State University Facilities Development and Operations to achieve water conservation to identify and evaluate options and technologies to re-purpose water recovered from condensation on the air conditioning coils.
Community Partner - Facilities, Development, and Operations, SJSU
San Jose Light Tower
San Jose is a city that has been at the heart of Silicon Valley, both physically and figuratively, since the beginning. San Jose is a home to tech industry titans and engineers from every corner of the Earth. But unlike other iconic cities around the world, San Jose does not have a landmark that signifies its position as one of the great cities. The San Jose Light Tower Corporation and EPICS have teamed up to further the goal of getting this landmark built, taking inspiration from the original San Jose light tower. The original light tower was a marvel of engineering for the time. It's only fitting that San Jose once again have a landmark worthy of its people and its contributions to the world.
Community Partner - SJ Light Tower Foundation
Sustainable Organic Garden
The goal for this project is to design a Smart Stormwater Filtration System. The outcome will produce a filtration system that displays real-time data information and eliminates infrastructure dependence. As a result, this system will encourage small green spaces throughout the urban communities by providing an easier access to usable water for watering part of the Santa Clara Eco Village garden and reduces the overall C02 emissions produced by larger farms that depends on energysources such as fossil fuel.
The REstore-it project is created to help alleviate the storage problem that many homeless individuals face on a daily basis. San Jose is ranked among the top 5 cities in the nation for homeless population. The homeless population carry their belongings and are in need of a place for their possessions. The project is designed to enclose their personal property during the day and night to prevent the items from being stolen or lost. Each storage unit will have a programmed security keypad, insulated walls, a power outlet, and a maintainable design.
Community Partner - Athackit
Spartan Superway Project
Present mobility options, especially in dense urban areas are becoming more and more unsustainable. Fundamentally different approaches to personal mobility are needed to address the problems listed above and achieve sustainability. An automated transportation network (ATN) system utilizing ‘pod cars’ is one such approach.This project’s goal is to develop and bring to market the elements of a solar powered ATN system that will be scalable, replicable, and that can be located within existing rights of way in urban locales.
In a survey of 4,286 students conducted by the SJSU Wellness Center, approximately 49% of students skipped a meal or cut the size of it. Gratis, a mobile device app, aims to provide a fast interlinked network of Food Rescue between the users and food providers. For the development, the team will make a front-end-focused application with ReactJS framework and Firebase at the back-end. The design of this application will primarily feature a map with geographic elements, food events and listings. The team is implementing a web-based platform, and will migrate to a hybrid mobile application.
Community Partner - The Newman Center
Every year NASA host a design challenge called Microg NExT. This challenge that graduate students to design, build, and test tools that address current and authentic space exploration challenges. One of the current challenges is the problem associated with safely gathering ice core samples meant for use in "Ocean Worlds" like Europa. If successfully implemented in future missions this tool could contain proof of microbial life outside of our own planet.
- Community Partner - CommUniverCity
An automated, mobile, and possibly solar powered shower and laundry facility for the
A data-mining app for mobile devices to support the Spartan Superway Project at SJSU.
Community Partner: Spartan Superway