12th Annual Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium (DESS 2016)



1 November 2016

Wright State University Student Union

Dayton, OH


Sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Dayton Section, the symposium is designed to facilitate communication between members of the regional technical community, as well as to provide a forum for students (both undergraduate & graduate), engineers, and researchers to present their work.  The symposium program will include several parallel sessions in the morning and afternoon, and will include a luncheon, keynote address, and poster session.

Abstracts (150 words max.) are solicited for both oral and poster presentations in all areas of the engineering sciences including but not limited to: Applied Engineering, Biomechanics, Computer Engineering, Controls Science, Design & Optimization, Electronics & Sensors, Engineering Education, Fluid Mechanics, Industrial & Human Factors, Materials & Processing, Nanotechnology, Power Propulsion & Energy Systems, Structures & Solid Mechanics, Thermal Sciences, Undergraduate and High School Research, and entrepreneurship.  Each presentation is limited to 20 minutes, including questions. No written paper is required and works in development for other technical forums are welcome. Best Presentation awards will be given for each technology area and the poster session. The winners will be recognized at the Honors & Awards Banquet held annually at the end of May, 2017.


If you are interested in being a part of the organizing committee or have questions/concerns about the event, please contact the General Chair, Joe Miller (miller.joseph.d@gmail.com) 


The symposium relies on sponsors for financial support to help keep registration costs low and allow recognition of the award winners. Three levels of sponsorship are available, platinum ($1000), gold ($500), and silver ($250). If interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Sivaram Gogineni (goginesp@gmail.com) 

To submit an abstract and/or register for the symposium, you must first create and activate an account. If you participated in DESS in previous years, your account is still active, and you may login to it by entering your Username and Password on the right and clicking "Login". If you've forgotten your username and/or password, you can have it emailed to you by using the password recovery feature on the right under "Forgot your Username/Password?" When you log in, you'll be given the opportunity to correct your information from last year along with selecting a registration type for this year. Otherwise, click on "Create an account" and follow the onscreen instructions. Once your account is created, you must activate it by validating the email address you used during creation by following the directions in the automated e-mail sent to you.



Registration Rates:

General Registration $125.00

ASME Member $90.00

Luncheon and Keynote only $35.00

Student Non-presenter $35.00

Graduate Student Presenter $30.00

Undergraduate Student Presenter $10.00

High School Student Presenter - FREE


Useful information in PDF format:

Driving Directions to Wright State Univ.

Parking Information for DESS

Map of Wright State Univ. Campus

Map of Student Union

Past DESS Events:

DESS 2015

DESS 2014

DESS 2013

DESS 2012

DESS 2011

DESS 2010

DESS 2009

DESS 2008

DESS 2007

DESS 2006

DESS 2005

For questions or comments about the event, please contact the DESS Committee <dess.asmedayton@gmail.com>

For problems with the DESS website, please contact the Webmaster <tleger@cs.wright.edu>


Last Updated: 17 May 2016





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      The 2016 DESS Organizing Committee:

Chair - Joe Miller

Past Chair - Drew Caswell

Vice-Chair - Joe Miller

Registration/Website - Tim Leger

Venue/Facilities/AV/Food - Marcus Bracey,
      assisted by Darren Holland

Outreach - Joe Miller and Tommy Baudendistel
Sponsorship - Tim Erdmann

Keynote/Gifts - Sivaram Gogineni

Communications - Ben Halls

Photographer - Jake Schmidt

Session Chair Organizer - Ryan Schmit

Technical Program - Daniel Richardson,
      assisted by Joe Miller & Drew Caswell

Treasurer - Vince Miller

Government Approval - Carl Tilmann

Chair, ASME Executive Board - Tim Leger


      Academic Representatives:

AFIT - Adedeji Badiru

Cedarville - Darren Holland

OSU - Datta Gaitonde

UC - Gutmark Ephraim

UD - David Myszka

UDRI - John Leland

WSU - Ramana Grandhi