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2014 Teams

Innovate to Grow 2014 Student Teams

Capstone IDC | Engineering Service Learning | Mobile App Challenge

Capstone Teams (23 Teams)

Project Title


Partners: Industry / Organization

Lionfish Population Control


Anthropocene Institute

Wildfire Perimeter Monitor w/ Unmanned Aerial System



Centralized Patient Alarm System


Children's Hospital of Central California

C-PAP for Neonatal Tether Pressure


Children's Hospital of Central California | Kaiser Permanente

Sweet Potato Harvester Alignment


(Water Energy Food Track)

D&S Farms

Connector for Phased Array Radar Heat Dissipation


(Grand Challenge Track)

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Grape Plant Grafting Automation 


Duarte Nurseries

River Flow Monitor Sensor System


CA Department of Water Resources

Wine Tanker Wash Process Design


E&J Gallo Winery

Condensate Water SO2 Removal


E&J Gallo Winery

Biomass Breeder Reactor


Hilmar Cheese Company

Shale Rock Fracture Instrument


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Design of Optimal Drying Processes



BioChar for Water Filtration Applications


Phoenix Energy

Aggregate Production Noise Control


Sante Fe Aggregates

Automated Rick Sorting System


Sante Fe Aggregates

TID Canal Hydraulic Analysis


Turlock Irrigation District

Gomes Lake Dry Sump Design


Turlock Irrigation District

Propane Bottle Recovery System


Yosemite National Park

Low-Cost Unmanned Surface Vehicle


UC Merced MESA Lab

Laser Power Chopping System


UC Merced BIOE

Battery Thermal Managament for Electric Vehicles


UC Merced ME

Optimal Porous Material for Tissue Engineering


UC Merced BIOE

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Engineering Service Learning Teams (7 teams)

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Get S.E.T. Merced County K-12 S.T.E.M. learning activities

NISE Net nano-biology science lab

San Joaquin River (SJR) restoration interactive kiosk

Community Development Analytics (CDA) for Castle Center

Automated pest management ag using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)

Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve (VPR) interpretive signage

ESW Kiva Green environmental sustainability certification for micro-finance

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Mobile App Challenge Teams (15 Teams)

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Team Description Placed
Destruct-o Destructo is an action, adventure first person shooter that pushes the boundaries of multiplatform game development. Most Creative Idea
Devenir Devenir is an application to help you become a better you. There are several goal tracking apps in existence, but each of them fails to actually do anything to encourage the user to improve themselves.  
EZ LectureNotes EZ Lecture notes makes sharing notes fast and fun. No more hours wasted copying from notebooks by hand.  
Goodies Our app, Goodies, will allow you to maintain a live database of all the food in your house! Goodies will allow you to pick recipes from a pre-defined meal plan, based on available ingredients. You'll always know exactly what you can make, so you won't have to clean out your fridge just to figure out what you can cook!  
League of Legends Esports Mobile App This mobile app addresses both the lack of a League of Legends esports app and the lack of a standardized database for League of Legends tournament results. In addition, with the tournament data stored in the database, the app can generate predictions for upcoming tournament matches based on recent results and community user input.  
Locus Welcome to Locus, a game where you go to places and send tweets. Tweet @ucmLocus "START", get missions, go on adventures. Honorable Mention
Music Notes Music Notes is an on the go music editing application designed for professional and amateur musicians. Taking inspiration from the concept of a notepad, it allows you to compose and play music quickly on your phone wherever you are. Crowd Favorite
On Tilt A marble maze tilting game featuring a new spin on classic gameplay via our gimmick mode, and classy music.  
Pass the Mic A music making app where users can socially create songs. Honorable Mention
Shower<Less Shower<Less, is a shower timer app that tracks data on personal shower times and graphs your results either as length of shower or the volume of water used. Most Sustainable Impact
Snark Snark is an integrated development environment as well as a scripting language of the same name, and is intended for programmers who want a unique and on the go way to program.  
Speak Easy Do you want to talk with Jamie? Java Artificial Manufactured Intelligence Entity  
Team Silver Ribbons A potential medical application to diagnose and monitor Parkinson's Disease. Most Innovative Technology
The Zoo Team A mobile application that displays information based on your location using QR codes and iBeacons. Inspired by Merced's Applegate Park Zoo. Most Civically Minded
Zombie Life A role play dungeon game app for Android Devices, where players take on the life of a zombie!  

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