Some of the students holding their Kickboxes

Elon students are researching, prototyping, building, and revising their Elon Kickbox project this Spring. Below is a summary of each idea. Learn more about Elon Kickbox here.

Lithophane Mosaic  

Adam Arno holding his KickboxAdam Arno

Major: Psychology
Sponsor: Susan Tripp, Horticulturist

Adam is combining his interest in photography and 3D printing by experimenting lithophanes to 3D print photos.

DIY Condenser Microphones

Stuart holding his KickboxStuart Boatwright

Major: Marketing
Sponsor: Sean McMahon, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

Stuart is exploring his interest in audio production by building a microphone with off-the-shelf parts that sound better than one you could buy for a similar price.

Earrings that Empower

Kara and Taryn holding their KickboxKara McKinley and Taryn Vandiver

Majors: Anthropology
Sponsor: Devin Proctor, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Kara and Taryn are exploring making earrings to uplift Black joy and power through design.

Makeup for Makers

Madalyn holding her KickboxMadelyn Gibson

Major: Engineering
Sponsor: Kristie Ellison, Adjunct Instructor in English

Madelyn is exploring a DIY science-based makeup kit paired with a follow-along story highlighting women in STEM fields.

Homemade Paper: Journals and Sketchbooks

Virginia MorrisonVirginia Morrison

Major: Art History
Sponsor: Kirstin Ringelberg, Professor of Art History

Virginia will experiment with different paper-making methods by reusing paper scraps from the Maker Hub and library.

The Painted Phoenix

Madaline and Melanie holding their KickboxMadeline Mitchener and Melanie Rodgers

Major: Public Health and Chemistry
Sponsor: Stephanie Baker, Associate Professor of Public Health Studies

Madeline and Melanie want to bring awareness of food insecurity in Alamance County by producing and selling painted bags and clothing.

Cooking Tools

Erin holding her KickboxErin Price

Majors: Biomedical Engineering
Sponsor: Benjamin Evans, T.E. Powell Jr. Professor and Professor of Physics

Erin is applying her love of baking and exploring new types of measuring tools for cooking.

DMX encoder box

Alex holding his KickboxAlex Strassberg

Major: Engineering
Sponsor: Gregory Thorn, Technical Director, Cultural and Special Programs

Alex is exploring a portable device that lighting designers could use to pan and tilt movable stage lights.


Haydn holding his KickboxHaydn Stucker

Major: Engineering and Computer Science
Sponsor: Rodney Parks, University Registrar and Assistant Vice President and Assistant Professor of Wellness

Haydn combines his love of fly fishing with engineering by designing a vise that helps fly fishers of any level tie flies.

Wifi LED Controller w/ Sound

Owen and Shawn holding their KickboxOwen Sheed and Shawn Kelly

Majors: Computer Science
Sponsor: Joel Hollingsworth, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Owen and Shawn look to improve LED lights for décor by making them easier to use and a better experience for the user.

Sanitizing Bathroom Phone Holder

Abigail WintersAbigail Winters

Major: Exercise Science
Sponsor: Boaz Avraham-Katz , Adjunct Instructor in World Languages and Cultures

Abigail is taking what she learned in her microbiology course and exploring a UV phone sanitizer that attaches to bathroom stalls.