Publication Date

Fall 2018

Document Type

Final Report

Embargo Date


Problem Statement

Dr. Penczykowski, a biology professor at Washington University in St. Louis, researches the effects of powdery mildew on three plant species. Her lab currently collects data in the field by manually counting the number of infected plants with the assistance of a simple PVC grid. Therefore, this projects aims to automate this process by capturing images that can then be processed in her lab after.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)

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