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 combined his interest in photography and 3D printing by experimenting with 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.

Cosmetics for Chemists

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.

Paper Making

Virginia MorrisonVirginia Morrison

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

Virginia experimented with different paper-making methods by reusing paper scraps to make new paper for sketchbooks.

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.

Convenient Cooking

Erin holding her KickboxErin Price

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

Erin applied her love of baking and explored new cooking measuring tools.

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.

Electronic Fly Fishing Vise

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

LED WiFi Controller

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.

UV Sanitizing Phone Holder for Bathroom Stalls

Abigail WintersAbigail Winters

Major: Exercise Science
Sponsor: Boaz Avraham-Katz , Adjunct Instructor in World Languages and Cultures and
Dr. Nim Batchelor, Senior Faculty Fellow in Philosophy

Abigail was inspired by what she learned in her microbiology course and explored a UV phone sanitizer that attaches to bathroom stalls.