Student design showcase set for Dec. 12

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Engineering students will display their solutions to industry-posed problems at the Student Design Project Showcase at 1 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus of Penn State.

The event is free and open to the public.

The showcase is the culmination of a semester-long effort by engineering students to design prototypes and remedies to real-world challenges posed by industry clients.

Seniors in biological engineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, engineering design, engineering science and mechanics, industrial engineering, materials science and mechanical engineering are participating in the showcase as part of the capstone design project.

This semester's capstone assignments are sponsored by a variety of local and national firms and government agencies, including 3M, Air Products, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, the Central Pennsylvania Spinal Cord Injury Support Group, General Motors, Philips Ultrasound, Raytheon BBN Technologies, Shell, U.S. Steel, the U.S. Navy, Volvo Group and Xerox.

The event will feature efforts by first-year students in EDSGN 100 Introduction to Engineering Design, who were tasked by Alcoa to identify opportunities across campus to take advantage of aluminum's intrinsic properties for the purpose of increasing the efficiency or sustainability of products and product systems on campus.

Also on display will be the final design projects for students in EDSGN 130 Architectural Graphics and CAD. The students were charged with identifying the best location for a transportation rail hub on camps and designing a train station on the site.

Judges at the showcase will award accolades for top projects and best posters. Visitors may choose projects for a people’s choice award.

Contacts: 

Mary Frecker

Work Phone: 
814-865-1617

Mary Frecker, professor of mechanical engineering and Learning Factory director

Last Updated December 10, 2013