Showcase to put student capstone projects on display

Penn State engineering students will present their capstone design projects at the College of Engineering's Student Design Project Showcase from 1 to 3:30 p.m. April 28, in the main gymnasium of the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.

The showcase will feature 134 industry-sponsored projects — 83 of which are senior capstone projects — in aerospace engineering; agricultural and biological engineering; bioengineering; computer science and engineering; electrical engineering; engineering design; energy engineering; industrial and manufacturing engineering; and mechanical and nuclear engineering. The event is free and open to the public.

The projects help students to bridge the gap between their academic and professional careers, exposing them to the technical demands, pitfalls and professional expectations of practicing engineers in the industry.

This semester's project sponsors include Air Products, B. Braun, Boeing, BP, ChimClean, Engineering Design (EDSGN 100, 100H and 130), General Motors, Harris Corporation, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, Jersey Shore Hospital, Lockheed Martin, Muncy Valley Hospital, Penn State Engineering Leadership Development Program, Quaker Chemical, Shell, SpeedCap, Tyco, Vitamin Shoppe and Volvo.

The showcase was organized by the Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory, a university-industry partnership at Penn State that helps educate the next generation of engineers using state-of-the-art facilities for design, prototype and fabrication.

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Last Updated April 26, 2011