INTEGRATION LAB

OVERVIEW

The Integration Lab provides experiential learning and serves as the capstone event for M&T seniors. The goal is to provide students with opportunities to work on projects at the intersection of business and technology, enabling them to utilize what they have learned from SEAS and the Wharton school. This will prepare our students to be at the forefront of the technology-driven economies of the future.

​Select teams are invited to present their projects in our annual M&T Summit. The summit is a forum for our students, alumni, faculty & thought leaders to present their work to the larger Penn community. Every year, the Summit is structured around a specific theme of societal importance.   Students do not have to pick a project on the chosen theme but every M&T senior team is required to submit a business analysis of the project they design and prototype.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sangeeta Vohra.

PROJECTS

Student teams choose projects from any of the three tracks and work over the year. Selected finalists are invited to present during the M&T Summit in front of a panel of judges. The top two teams are awarded.

 

Synthesis track: prototyping, designing, building and making products to solve the issues identified using their own ideas

Analysis/Research track: working with faculty mentor on his/her translational research

Application track: working with firms or start-ups on projects

Thanks to Leadership Council Member Jeff Grimes M&T ’15 for creating this video

Integration Lab Projects

Current Projects

  • PillBot
    Smart pill dispenser with AI data platform to track drug adherence and improve outcomes.
    Team: Christopher Lee, Srisa Changolkar, Bryan Romanow
    Faculty Advisor: James Won

    Viz 
    Easy to use educational visualization tool with exportable summary statistics and code.
    Team: Shannon Lin, Sophie Thorel, Effie Guo, Anna Nixon, Gregory Zhu
    Faculty Advisor: Chris Callison-Burch

    Gala
    Peer-to-Peer auction website that allows users to list and auction premium experiences on a digital marketplace.
    Team: Kanishka Ragula, Robin Tan, Edward Kim, Claire Wang
    Faculty Advisor: Arvind Bhusnurmath

    ForkLyft
    Platform for food distributers to donate and schedule pick ups for local charity centers.
    Team: Brandon Barros, Vaed Khurjekar, Mohamed Loirraqi, Maya Patel, Mirriam Chemu, Anusha Sriram
    Faculty Advisor: Swapneel Sheth

    Sharenergy
    Platform that connects financing, hardware, and customers to simplify renewable energy access for everyday Nigerian.
    Team: Amine Soufaih, Elijah Jasso, Jonathan Jenkins, Lisa Moshiro, William Wang
    Faculty Advisor: : Jan Van der Spiegel

  • Capwell
    Create a cheap and efficient way to seal abandoned oil wells.
    Team: Walter Hubsch, Andrew Lane, Lucien Peach, Tomas Pinilla, Jacoby (Niko) Simpkins
    Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Lukes

    Hare Financial
    Centralized peer-to-peer payments system powered by Defi blockchain protocols with high-interest rates on users balances.
    Team: Jonathan Kogan, Kaan Erdogamus, Brandon Reid, Shri Upadihay, Nolan Hendrickson
    Faculty Advisor: Jonathan Smith

    BeatWalk
    Hands on modular device for teaching music and music production skills to beginners.
    Team: Jun Park, Hannah Wang, Lindsey Yu, Isaac Blinn, Teresina Fang, Justin Hegar
    Faculty Advisor: Mark Yim

    TravelSpawn
    Travel made easier with intelligent route recommendations and planning.
    Team: Karen Zheng, Yide Zhao, Leon Zhou
    Faculty Advisor: Sampath Kanan

RESOURCES

Check below for department specific senior design resources.

CIS
– CIS 401/400

ESE
– ESE 450/451
– Penn Library

MEAM
– Penn Library

CBE
– Repository

MSE
– Penn Library

Past Competitions
– Senior Project Competition

The following library links will be great resource when doing business analysis- patent search, market and industry research:

http://guides.library.upenn.edu/EngineeringEntrepreneurship

http://guides.library.upenn.edu/mgmt237/

PRESS

First Virtual M&T Summit in March 2021

Over 200 alums, students and faculty joined over zoom to hear the two keynotes. This year’s summit was on “Navigating the Uncharted Waters in a Virtual World” and the M&T Seniors gave their integration lab pitches to a panel of alumni judges. Team Trace3D comprising of M&T senior Jared Rogers along with Kevin Chazotte, John Berg, Owen Ford, and Aviva Hurvitz from the mechanical engineering department won the $2000 first prize.

M&T Summit winner, team Aerate, Wins $30,000 Wharton Startup Challenge

Aerate took 4 of the 2019 Startup Challenge Prizes including: Perlman Grand Prize, Frederick H. Gloeckner Award for Best Undergraduate Team, Robert S. Blank New Venture Collaboration Award, and the People’s Choice Award.  The runner-up was also an M&T Summit prize recipient: Strella Biotechnology.

Integration Lab Finalist S.S.MAPR wins the 2019 Cornell Cup

An interdisciplinary team comprised of Xiaoyi Chen, M&T’19, Fangyi Fa M&T’19, Quinn Wu M&T’19 along with their teammates Vanessa Howell, Yoonji Lee and Mia Masour, all SEAS’19, competed in the Cornell Cup Competition held over May 3-4 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida…

CONTACT US

The Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology
The Larry Robbins House
3537 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

215-898-4145
E-mail: mgtech@seas.upenn.edu