Students demonstrate solutions to industry problems in Dec. 9 showcase

The College of Engineering's Student Design Project Showcase will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 9, in the HUB-Robeson Center Alumni Hall on Penn State's University Park campus.

Organized by the Learning Factory, the showcase will feature industry-sponsored capstone design projects from senior courses in agricultural, chemical, computer, electrical, industrial and mechanical engineering, as well as bioengineering and engineering design.

The teams, including teams partnered with students in the Smeal College of Business, will present their solutions to real-world engineering problems and design challenges. Projects are sponsored by industrial clients including Boeing, BP, the U.S. Department of Defense, Harris, U.S. Army, Vitamin Shoppe and Shell.

Projects and posters will be judged for cash awards sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation.

In addition to capstone projects, first-year students in EDSGN 100 Engineering Design and Graphics will display their client-driven design project, sponsored by General Electric (GE) — a telecom cell phone base station system that uses sustainable energy sources and GE's sodium metal halide battery to optimize green power used to run the base station.

First-year students in EDSGN 130 Architectural Graphics and CAD also will present their final projects, which explore concepts for a town bookstore/café.

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Last Updated December 07, 2010