There are three basic categories for research projects at Conestoga:
Each project category offers its own unique opportunities for the participants to explore.
Independent applied research projects are normally characterized as large projects (outside of normal curriculum) requiring external government funding and taking six or more months to complete. These projects can provide the maximum flexibility and opportunity for companies to invest in new ideas in a cost effective way.
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|Prototype Laser Non-Contact Material Measurement System for Plasma Cutting System||Hamid Karbasi||Current|
|Manufacturing Data Tracking and Production Line Enhancements||Russell Foubert||2016|
|Abnormality Tracking and Analysis in Discrete Manufacturing||Norbert Mika||Current|
|Prototype Black Plastic Sorting Technology using MWIR Hyper-Spectral Imaging||Hamid Karbasi||Current|
|Robotic assisted recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) and Flat Panel Displays (FPD)||Hamid Karbasi||Current|
|Development of a Prototype Manufacturing System for Silicon Single-Crystal Backplane Array for OLED Large Displays||Calin Stoicoiu / Karen Cain||Current|
|Gold Sniffer Prototype – Phase 3||Jack Cole||2016|
|Using cricket flour as an ingredient in a sports/breakfast nutrition bar: a feasibility study||David Smiderle||2014|
Curriculum-based applied research projects are aligned with the course curriculum. They involve many of the students in the class and normally take less than eight months to complete (in order to align with curriculum requirements). Companies have the opportunity to engage an entire class on solving a particular problem.
|Prototype for profile bending robotic cell||MECH73250||Calin Stoicoiu / Cris Pop||2015|
|Automated Transformer Coil Winding System||MECH73250||Calin Stoicoiu / Cris Pop||2015|
|Automated fresh fruit dispensing and bottle filling station||MECH73250||Calin Stoicoiu||2014|
Capstone, Final-Year or Thesis Projects
Capstone, final-year or thesis projects provides an opportunity for students to engage with companies or organizations directly (usually in small student teams) to solve or explore a specific problem. These projects normally run between four to eight months depending upon the program. Conestoga hosts hundreds of these projects each year.