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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Solving the Engineering Technology Center Printer Crisis through Process Improvement by using Six Sigma DMAIC Method, Alexander Alvord, Carina Weiler, Peter Tran, and Erin Nelson

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Proposing ISO 50001 Energy Management System at Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc., Elizabeth Anderson, Anthony Apanian, Walid Khalid, and Jennifer Tran

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Cold Storage Panels Delivery Route Optimizations, Shaina Bester, Marcelino Puga, Gabriel Garcia, and Jean Ayereby

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Chamblee High School Extended Learning Time Optimization Project, Reid Bryant, Quinn Tobin, and Tristan Brown-Mulry

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SCOTT: A Martian Moon Exploration Excursion Vehicle FDR, Kamyar Karimian, Kyle Mello, Andrew Nguyen, and Alejandro Morales

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Woodstock Furniture & Mattress Outlet Facility Flow Evaluation and Improvement, Elissa Lindler, Nate Wolf, Jeremiah Hayes, and Rachel Washington

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Optimizing Class Access - OwlGo, Matthew Pendley, Bright Uchehara, Renji Maliakal, and Jorge Solorzano

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The Fire-Fighting Owl, Eden Ricciardi, Lance Mulkey, Auston Kelley, and Jose Bonilla

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Student Parking Optimization, Austin M. Thomas, Will C. Moore, John W. Chapman, and Mustafa T. Ayaydin

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Project Scrappie (Clear Constellation), Jacob Bertram, Jacob Britt, Bill Ngo, and Mike Diesing

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Kennesaw State University and United Alloy Corporation Robotic Pick and Place Project, Kathryn Bharadwaj, Logan Spencer, and Tharkun Hudlow

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UC-KSU Modular UAS Design, Maurice T. Boone, Vlad Mandzyuk, and Sydney Crandall

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Delivery Route Optimization, Adam Esasky, Mark Iltsenko, Sean Jones, and Matthew Tharakan

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Semi-Autonomous UAV for Surveillance and Emergency Response (SAUSER), Ryan Foster, Arshdeep Sandhu, and Kenneth Jones

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Process Improvement of Honeysuckle Biscuits and Bakery, Jevon Franklin, Kaela Bellamy, Manuel Quintal, and Suheyl Polat

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Kantine Vending Machine LLC Inventory Optimization, John Gardner, David Rezkalla, Gabe Giraldo, and Jordan Moon

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ENERCON Station Vacuum Pump Replacement, Clint Hembree, Jared D'Amico, Connor Moore, Paul Jeffrey Fontenot, Sydnee Castello, and J.J. Clements

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Project Blipper, Peter Jacobs, Preston Delaware, and Ryan Foster

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The Design of Futuristic Flying Cars, Laura Karabasz and Brandon Sauerberg

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LUPA: An Excursion Vehicle for the Moons of Mars, Shannon Kavanagh, Bo Lewis, Alex Odinamba, and Joshua Mulhern

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KSU Traffic: Optimizing Campus Flow, Kiara Lawson, Sara Davis, Mohan Siwakoti, and Justin Bostwick

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Ecomspaces: Warehouse Workflow Optimization, Edwin Lim, Gustavo Andrade, Melanie Cardenas, and Nicolai Sison

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KaMin Warehouse Improvement, Justin McNair, Jieling Su, Esther Ponizhaylo, and Eunice Pham

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Unmanned Vertical Lift for Medical Equipment Distribution, Kyle Nottage, Elijah McDonald, Miles Mack, and Andrew Payne

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Flying Wing UAV for Surveillance and Object Tracking, KRISTEN PADGETT, Scott Semmelink, Jared Lasley, and Paul Horne

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Six Sigma Process Improvement for KSU Mailroom, Raven Pierson, Kailyn McLeod, Brett Teems, and Gabi Tawil

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Six Sigma Process Improvement for KSU Mailroom, Raven Pierson, Kailyn McLeod, Brett Teems, and Gabi Tawil

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Workflow Optimization of World Micro, Inc. Quality Department, Nicholas Ricci, Rosa Lopez Gomez, Darius Ruffin, and Josh Fennell

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Optimized Automated Checkout Process for Major Food Retailers, Matthew Ritchie, Tiana Longino, Daniel Garza, and Alp Katranci

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Optimizing the Locations of Coca-Cola Vending Machines Across KSU – Marietta Campus, Nicholas Singh, Mario Arzate, Chase Miller, Masumi Jo, and William Pasha

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Workflow Optimization of Kennestone Sterile Processing Department, Vanessa Arguelles, Vanessa Laude, Zack Wilkinson, and Marixa Ortiz

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Improving Communication Between Assessment and Maintenance Departments, Brahim Biri, Jennifer Capps, and Delaney Pfeiffer

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Hybrid UAS Design for Science Missions on Saturnian Moon Titan, Hershle A. Ellis, Miguel Quispe Tardio, and Jamal Longwood

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Lead Time Reduction at Rudolph Foods, Nelson Farfan, Arturo Rodriguez, jackson Botti, and Fahd Sharfuddin

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Urban Cargo Transport UAV Final Design Review, Niko Giannakakos, Rafael Barreto Gutierrez, and Tejas Bhavsar

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Optimization of Vinyl Flooring Packaging, Devon Holloway, Dominique Donahue, Edafe Oyibo, and Fatemeh Mafikouhini

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Design and Development of a Metal Fabrication Facility, Eveline Jose, Clynt Bell, Mariam Shokah, and Weseley Davis

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Size and Cost Reduction of the Antenna 3000, Mario Mignott, Austin Deaver, and Josh Madaris

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The Magic School Bus, Thomas Murdoch, Hassan Hassan, and Nardeen Saleb

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Kennesaw State University - Maintenance Optimization and Cost Analysis, Mary E. Ogidigben, David T. Murphy, and William L. Fowler

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Aerial Screw VTOL Rotorcraft, Macale Rielly, Alexa Culp, Thomas Osteen, and Adeline Perry

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Very Light Jet Trainer (VLJ) - Phoenix IV, Saxton Robinson, Eric Gentry, Daniyel Holmes, and Navee Cheng

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Improving the Stainless Steel System at Process Technology International Using 5S, Process Improvement, and Inventory Control, Juan Fernando Sanchez, Jordan Nash, Enis Ormanci, and Erion Tafa

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Bench v2 Optimization, Garrett Smith, Austin Hester, Ernie Rivera, and Jake Santa Cruz

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Lean Process Improvement for a 3PL Distribution Center, Darell Vinson, Doaa Abdulmahdi, and Colombe Assi

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Supply Chain Reduction for WellStar Kennestone Sterile Processing Department, Thomas Waluk, Michael Aniagboso, Shamaila Khalil, and Alondra Quintero

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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90 Day Kit Assessment, Sarah Abdullah, Karim Daoudi, and Jennifer Rutledge

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Space Optimization and Process Improvement, Harith Alshareef

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Unmanned Aerial Power line Surveillance Drone, Brock Arp, Wade Vine, Cameron Whigham, and Lorenzo Stewart

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Deployable Solar Array Structure: G1:3, Daniel Bain, Craig Patton, and Andrew Tendean

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Design of the Skybus SB-400 High Capcity Short Range Transport Aircraft, Alexander Barroso, Austin Klee, and Chandler Palmer

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Foster Care Support Foundation Volunteer and Capital Outreach Analysis, Abeer Bhatti, Alexandro Martinez, Sunny Patel, and Desmond Vail

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Conceptual Design of a Combat Search and Rescue Surveillance Unmanned Aerial Aircraft, Juan M. Chirinos-Paiz, Keegan J. Musser, Robert M. Zenko, and Joshua Hunter

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Extreme Altitude Search and Rescue Helicopter, Matthew J. De Sieno, Anthony Chavarria, David Stuver, and Zach Boss

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Mazak Laser Optimization, Maylon Ellington, Terrilian E. Agbor Oji, and William N. Palm

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SMART Flow Facility Analysis, Chantal Ann George, Pete Suktankar, Eric Wilson, and Matthew Geiger

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Supply Chain Network Analysis for Outboard Motors at Motor Boaters USA, Seyedalireza (Ali) Ghiasi, Chase Griffith, Djanene Manuel, Yesenia Pérez, and Alvand Rafiee

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Optimization of the Retention Rates of Ready Mix USA Drivers, Pruthvi Hira, Jaime Harmon, Kenneth Correa, and Destiny Sessums

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Implementing Project Management Strategies to Enhance Productivity within Non-Profit Organizations, Destiny Konan and Brooklyn Harper

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Shipping and Receiving Optimization, Kadi Kone, Austin Paschal, Shadae Tate, and Mariah Brown

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Social Contact in Shelter Dogs: Literature Review and Recommendations, Christina Walthers, Lauren Faulkner, and Allison Martin

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Ultra Efficient Commercial Transport Challenge- NASA Design Challenge- X-JAB-ECT, Ramin Abdul, Jacob Beiting, and Evan Johnston

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Atlanta (Kennesaw) eReturn Project, Shannon Ard, Trisha Donnelly-Nelson, and Scott Michael

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Feasibility Study of Mohawk Industries Water Bottle Recycling Program with Automated Compactor/Baler, Brody Cook, Chris Yeager, and Parker Cook

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Multipurpose Glider-Quadcopter UAS, Cody Delarosa, Lucas Richards, and Ty Hilton

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BUDGET PLANNING PROCESS & FORECASTING FOR IT ENTERPRISE, Joel Fillmon

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Improvement of Quality Processes- Asset Condition Assessment Tool and Process for Vanderlande Industries, Mariantonia Hoyos Lopez and Tori Shonk

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Grady Health Systems Linen Optimization, Kyleia Hutton and Samira Abdi

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Class A Average Handle Time Standard, Stephanie Lee

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Carlex Glass Laminated Side Glass Process Optimization, Jake Massingill and Marshal Turner

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EJM Chain Fall Tooling Optimization, Migual Medina, Esraa Abdulmahdi, and James Algarin

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Reducing Damaged and Returned Inventory at MDS Logistics, Chris Montell, Darioush Moein, and Amir Samadabadi

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Atlanta Traffic Optimization Final Design Review, Biram Nicol, Vick Abwavo, and Brandon Harris

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Innovation in Commercial Supersonic Aircraft with Candidate Engine for Next Generation Supersonic Aircraft, Christopher D. Roper, Jordan Fraser, and Alain J. Santos

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A-Set Process Improvement, Gabriel Rubio, Davis Jackson, and Christopher Olaya

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Service Drive 2020 - Fine Design, David Sirotinsky and Ling Marshall

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Sauce Repackaging Test: Atlanta, Hannah Smith, Gideon Larios, and Christopher Gilbert