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University of Cincinnati & Miami University Student Presentations

DATE: Thursday, April 28th, 2016
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
  7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Presentation
COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations


Each year the engineering students at the University of Cincinnati and Miami University complete thir senior projects.  We are amazed at the talent and creativity of these students as they present their projects to us. These presentations are typically an interesting mix of hardware and software, solving problems, improving efficiencies, and creating new opportunities.

Ladder Logic to Verilog Compiler: Our project is a compiler that translates Ladder Logic, which is a graphical language used to program PLC, to Verilog HDL that can be run on FPGA. By converting Ladder Logic to Verilog we can utilize the combinational aspect of FPGA while maintaining the sequential structure of Ladder Logic, thereby theoretically speeding up the program and solving timing problems that arise in large Ladder Logic programs.

Auto Board Game Table: Our project is an interactive game table. It allows users to play board games while taking away the mute tedious parts of playing. By using image processing the table will automatically keep track of features such as money and add additional features to the game to enhance the gaming experience.

Health Wearables: Commercial health wearables passively track personal activity data that could be used to predict other, less common or invasively collected health indicators. With a projected 110 million fitness devices in the market by2018, an opportunity exists for the development of new analysis methods for the data these devices produce. Our project seeks to determine if complex, preemptive diagnostic metrics can be extracted from wearable health data. Specifically, we’ve developed a platform that collects data from multiple wearable platforms, analyzes it with deep learning, and provides predictions about blood glucose level peaks through a mobile phone and smart watch. Our long-term goal is to inspire positive, habitual activity and diets that reduce one’s risk of developing prediabetes.

UC Clermont Mobile Application: This project consisted of the design and implementation of a cross-platform mobile application for the University of Cincinnati Clermont campus. The application targets the Android, iOS, and Windows Phone platforms, and cross-platform development was achieved using Xamarin, which is software that was purchased by Microsoft in March that translates C# code to run natively on Android and iOS. The Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) design pattern was utilized for development. Application features include a map of campus, a faculty directory, a calendar of events, and more.

UHARP: The Universal High Altitude Radio Platform (UHARP) is an all-in-one communication sand tracking module for amateur high altitude ballooning. As designed the UHARP can provide APRS telemetry/data, cross band voice-repeating, GPS location, and power management functions within the high altitude balloon payload. Above all UHARP is simple, being controlled by an Arduino Mega, it is configurable by someone with minimal embedded system or programming experience.

MENU SELECTIONS:     Buffet Menu:  Asian Buffet, Beef with Pea Pods and Broccoli, Chicken Stir Fry with Peppers, Tempura Chicken Steamed Vegetables, Fried Rice, White Rice, Mini Vegetable Egg Rolls (Vegetarian), Sweet ‘n Sour, Soy Sauces Dinner Rolls and Butter, Chef’s Choice of Dessert

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS: Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation.  (Note:  Meeting list on webpage is slow to load on some browsers)

Reservations close at midnight on Sunday April 24th, 2016. DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY An email to prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by midnight, Sunday April 24th, 2016

WALK-INS (those without reservations): You are welcome to attend this meeting and/or enjoy the dinner even if you did not register in advance. Walk-ins pay a higher $15 dinner fee. Raffel’s determines our cost based on the number of plates used; if you choose to have dinner, please pay the fee if you eat even if you arrive late or didn’t pre-register.

PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting if qualified!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

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