Make it Work: Meet the SAE Aero Design Micro Team

This post is the first supplemental installment in our Make it Work: Senior Design Series, a collection of articles where the college will follow a competitive senior design team throughout both semesters of their Capstone Design project. Refer here for additional posts, photos, stories and information regarding the team. Visit our main website for the series.

MICHAEL BASHAM

Michael Basham

Michael Basham

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Fort Meyers, FL. Has lived in Central, Louisiana since 2002
Campus Involvement/Student Organizations: 
American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Your role in this Capstone Project: structural-design, stress analysis, material selection 
Favorite spot on campus: Middleton Library and Highland Coffees (not technically on campus)
Favorite spot in Louisiana: South Baton Rouge, New Orleans
Hobbies: Playing tennis, playing guitar and banjo, playing pool
What’d you do this summer? “I worked as an intern at Owen & White Consulting Engineers, an engineering consulting firm in Baton Rouge which specializes in water systems”


STEPHEN CAPELLA

Stephen Capella

Stephen Capella


Major:
 Electrical Engineering
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Campus Involvement/Student Organizations: 
Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps
Your role in this Capstone Project: To design and operate the propulsion system, consisting of the power supply and the motor 
Favorite spot on campus: EE Lab
Favorite spot in Louisiana: New Orleans
Hobbies: Music and golf

 


RYAN CENAC

Ryan Cenac

Ryan Cenac

Major: Electrical Engineering
Hometown: Kenner, LA
Campus Involvement/Student Organizations:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Your role in this Capstone Project: Controls
Favorite spot on campus: LSU Student Union
Favorite spot in Louisiana: New Orleans
Hobbies: Going to the gym
What’d you do this summer? “I went to Los Cabos, Mexico for a wedding.”

 


DANIEL FOUQUET

Daniel Fouquet

Daniel Fouquet

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Campus Involvement/Student Organizations: 
Previously: ASME, Intramural dodgeball, Honors College
Your role in this Capstone Project: Aerodynamics Team 
Favorite spot on campus: Patrick F. Taylor – Home away from home
Favorite spot in Louisiana: New Orleans, Superdome
Hobbies: Reading, catching up on the latest TV shows, biking and late night Wal-Mart runs to bake cakes.
What’d you do this summer? “I did an internship in New Orleans for a consulting engineering company, Infinity, specializing in Civil, Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering. Tightened up my AutoCAD skills and time management while there.”


CADE HOERNER

Cade Hoerner

Cade Hoerner

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Aerospace Engineering
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Campus Involvement/Student Organizations: 
American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and intramural soccer
Your role in this Capstone Project: Aerodynamics
Favorite spot on campus: Secret Subway
Favorite spot in Louisiana: South Baton Rouge, New Orleans
Hobbies: Soccer, guitar, slacklining and video games
What’d you do this summer? “I road tripped through the western U.S.” 

 


TOMMY LeBEAU

Tommy LeBeau

Tommy LeBeau

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Monroe, LA
Campus Involvement/Student Organizations: 
LSU Football Player
Your role in this Capstone Project: Team Leader 
Favorite spot on campus: Tiger Stadium/Death Valley, more specifically, the field
Favorite spot in Louisiana: Lake Providence
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing and hanging out with my wife
What’d you do this summer? “I got married! I took summer classes to go toward my business minor and completed LSU football workouts/football fall camp.”


AHMED SHAWER

Ahmed Shawer

Ahmed Shawer

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
Your role in this Capstone Project: structural-design, stress analysis, material selection 
Favorite spot on campus: The Quad
Favorite spot in Louisiana: None
Hobbies: Squash, running and reading
What’d you do this summer? “I spent the summer traveling and looking for Masters Schools.”

 


JACK SIM

Jack Sim

Jack Sim


Major:
 Mechanical Engineering/Product Design Engineering
Hometown: New Cumnock, Scotland
Your role in this Capstone Project: CAD and Manufacturing
Favorite spot on campus: Parade grounds
Favorite spot in Louisiana: None, yet.
Hobbies: Rugby, running, squash, snowboarding, hill walking, hiking and mountaineering
What’d you do this summer? “I did a summer placement at a manufacturing plant in Scotland”

 

 

For more information about the series, check out our main website at eng.lsu.edu or contact M.B. Humphrey at marissah@lsu.edu. For more information on the history of the LSU Capstone Design Program, click here.

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