Louis Caponi

Role: Member

Major: Nuclear Engineering

Year: Class of 2020 (Sophomore)


Oakland NJ

Extracurricular Activities

  • Research, Radiation Effects on Biological Systems
  • Captain, RPI Dance Team
  • Student Success Office
  • RenXchange
  • American Nuclear Society

Favorite Quote

"Life is about creating yourself, so be the best artist possible." -George Shaw


Evolution of Prosthetics - Biomedical Engineering Other Presenters: Jennifer Vincent, Alice Connelli, Dana Stevens, Enxhi Marika, Carly Nadler, Tyler Graf, Nicole Zimmer, Samantha Wong

This presentation covers the evolution of prosthetics and the engineering design process that governs the innovation. Topics covered will include biomechanics, action potentials and the connection of the nervous system, as well as future bionic and thought-controlled prostheses.

Oil Spill Cleanup Other Presenters: Luke Cherniack, Carly Nadler, Nickolas Ziter, Samantha Bliss, Jennifer Vincent, Sarah Mogan, Ian Steenstra

An overview of how oil spills affect ecosystems that directly affect our lives and how engineers are working with scientists to develop new technology to quickly and effectively recover these ecosystems from oil spill disasters.

Jet Engines Other Presenters: Timothy Spafford, Vladimir Ramos-Vasquez, Michael Miller, Jaime Lord, Frederick Hole, Casey-Ellen Collette, Rachel Stagnitti

This presentation provides an overview of how jet engines operate, describing each main component within the system. It also explores the vigorous testing processes that these engines must undergo, as well as the various uses for jet engines.

Thermoelectric Devices Other Presenters: Jane Edgington, Leili Tootsov, Casey-Ellen Collette, Parth Bhide

Learn about how to convert heat into electricity! This presentation covers the basics of efficiency, energy usage, energy conversion, and power, and walks students through the materials science behind thermoelectric devices. Students also experiment with their own thermoelectric devices and produce electricity to power propellers.