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SSE Students To Show Off Their Research At Innovation Expo 2019

The School of Systems and Enterprises is represented by numerous teams throughout the expo.

Students from the School of Systems and Enterprises (SSE), alongside their colleagues from other schools, will show off their hard work and dedication to their craft at the coming Stevens Innovation Expo.

The Innovation Expo is an annual showcase for student design, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Expo will take place on Friday, May 3, 2019, across the Stevens campus, with teams of SSE students presenting at the Canavan Arena. The teams’ design projects range from healthcare topics such as managing diabetes and streamlining administrative tasks at local pediatric hospitals, to a new Senior Design marketplace designed to organize student projects for a more satisfying experience for students and a more uniform process for advisors.

"I am very proud that the School of Systems and Enterprises is represented by these excellent student teams at the Innovation Expo," said Dean Yehia Massoud. "I know they will do an excellent job representing our school and representing their impactful research."

Learn more about each of the projects below.

Blue Liberty Engineering 

The Blue Liberty Engineering team was selected to engineer and design an iconic, zero-energy site development for the Manhattan Yacht Club. The revitalized site will embody liberty through its self-sufficiency in terms of both water usage and energy production. This is to be accomplished through the utilization of rainwater harvesting systems, greywater gardens, composting toilets, and a net metered solar panel array. Blue Liberty Engineering is a project by Sarah Hoogenboom, Adrian Leszczynski, Johanna Pluymers, John Geldart. Eva Westphal, Brianna Perez and Page Paray. Read more here.


Mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) are difficult to detect quickly and accurately during field missions of active duty soldiers in the United States military because concussion symptom presentation varies from person to person. As such, more than 383k reported cases of TBI have affected the US military since the year 2000, with over 80 percent of those being diagnosed as mTBIs. CranioSpect’s CranioTest application is a software system installed on the Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) wearable device designed to measure the severity of mTBI symptoms experienced by active soldiers in a remote, austere mission environment, enabling them to assess their own effectiveness and functionality in the field. CranioSpect is a project by Caroline Shusta, Duncan Gandley, Gabrielle McCormack, Christian Chaneski and Magdalena Slonski. Read more here.

DryWorks (2018 RainWorks)

Stevens Institute of Technology currently experiences large amounts of stormwater runoff due to impervious land surfaces. It is necessary that stormwater is captured before it enters the city’s combined sewage system. The DryWorks team’s proposed design for implementation on the Stevens campus includes five green infrastructure technologies: a permeable parking lot, permeable walkway, vegetative swale, deep-rooted grass, and green bleachers. DryWorks is a project by Rami Kammourh, Mitchell Bollettieri, Ali Hameed and Aldin Llolla. Read more here.

Harald AI

Harald AI seeks to ease the burden of managing diabetes by providing a user-friendly experience to motivate children and their families to want to take care of themselves and learn how to live a carefree life even with Type I diabetes. Apart from the engaging reward system, Harald AI also helps provide real-time advice for diet, exercise and insulin intake. Harald AI is a project by Yoseph Borai, Michayla Ben-Ezra, Caroline Telma, Blake Zimmerman, Matt Nuzzo, Tarik Kdiry, Olivia Gemma and Victoria Zanlunghi. Read more here.

Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain, a physical documentation storage and shipment company, is having extreme difficulties with their internal pallet management system due to inefficiencies in internal communication. This project helps Iron Mountain eliminate issues by developing a custom-made software solution, a macro-enabled Excel form hosted on the company’s SharePoint, which will allow Iron Mountain to streamline their internal communication through the use of a single interface, rather than separate emails. Iron Mountain is a project by Leanne Musto, Lucas Gallo, Christine LaRochelle, Chris Ludeke and Christina Caches. Read more here.

L3 Technologies – Multi-Robot Inspection System

Many dangerous scenarios, from search and rescue to examining foreign cargo holds, require human exploration. roboCAM eliminates risk to human life with its innovative system architecture. With roboCAM, instead of sending Coast Guard officials or other law enforcement into an unknown environment, a group of robots can investigate. These robots are programmed to work collaboratively and autonomously to achieve one goal: 3D mapping of the space. roboCAM is a project by Erik Lim, Joseph Buonocore, Amanda Atzil, Joshua Feldman and Luca Pasquariello. Read more here.

Life Skills Software

Life Skills Software (LSS) consists of a set of games aimed at teaching special needs students transitional skills. Transitional skills are taught in a separate classroom at certain public high schools, or at private schools specifically for special needs students. They can include lessons such as buying groceries, doing inventory at work, or getting dressed for a day at the beach. LSS is using technology to save schools and the government money that they historically have spent on outside resources to teach these life skills. LSS is a project by Robert Spillane II, Mary McKeon, Nicholas Gattuso III, Jarrod Smeyers and Khayyam Saleem. Read more here.

Miracle Ticket

Events managed through big ticketing systems can be a hassle for smaller venues, especially with the addition of  added overhead. With an SaaS (Software as a Service) model-based solution, smaller venues can utilize a ticketing system with minimal costs. While most other ticketing systems aggregate events, the team’s solution aims to be a tailored service to meet venue-specific needs. By reducing ticket-managing burdens, the system empowers venues to have full control of their ticketing environment and to better utilize a need-based functionality. Miracle Ticket is a project by Jon Hadley, Trent Walko, Austin Rocha, Michael Buglione and Oscar Tavara. Read more here.

REDCap Reimagined (HUMC)

REDCap Reimagined is collaborating with the Pediatric Clinical Trial Research Center at Hackensack University Medical Center to reduce time spent on administrative tasks and paperwork, thus empowering nurses and other staff to spend more time with patients and equip managers with visibility into the pulse of their research. Leveraging free software, the Stevens team has not only built a (tailored) clinical trial management system, but also provided insight by capturing key/actionable metrics through streamlined data collection, tracking and reporting. REDCap Reimagined is a project by Samantha Nicolich, Nathan Schaefer and Kiera Sheridan. Read more here.

SD Marketplace

Senior Design is an important capstone class for all Stevens’ engineering undergraduate students who select a project to work on throughout the final two semesters. The SD Marketplace team has created a school-wide marketplace to organize Senior Design projects for a more satisfying experience for Stevens students and a more uniform process for their advisors. SD Marketplace is a project by Thomas Slook, Kevin Hockenjos, Laura Oliveto, Caroline Squillante, Alyssa Chipelo, Nicole Hilden, Michael Gaspari and Robert Weiss. Read more here.