College of Engineering and Polymer Science
Date of Last Revision
Honors Project in Mechanical Engineering
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
For my Honors Research Project I am taking a more personal route and looking to solve a childhood question/issue by designing a board that is small and easy to transport while also giving the best bounce pass possible. My proposed project would be a board that a soccer player can play a bounce pass onto and receive the ball from. The base of this design sounds simple enough, however, I would like to implement a way that the board can be adjusted to alter the angle of return of the soccer ball after the bounce. I also want to design a way for the board to be foldable and potentially connectable between multiple units. All while the board stays steady and unmoved throughout the impact with the pass. I wanted to integrate both soccer and engineering into my research project as those are the two areas that have influenced my career here at the University of Akron and I am not sure there is a better fit than solving a problem I have been faced with since I was a kid training on his own at the soccer fields.
Dr. Kai Kwon
Dr. Yogesh Singh
Dr. Matthew Juravich
Honors Faculty Advisor
Dr. Dane Quinn
Proprietary and/or Confidential Information
Fitzgerald, John, "The Passing Board" (2023). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1763.