Student design showcase set for May 1

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Engineering students will display their solutions to industry-posed problems at the Student Design Project Showcase at 1 p.m. on May 1 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, biomedical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, energy engineering, engineering design, engineering science and mechanics, industrial engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering and nuclear 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 Air Products, Alcoa, Bechtel Power, Boeing, the Central Pennsylvania Spinal Cord Injury Support Group, Dresser-Rand, FedEx, Ford, General Electric, General Motors, Ingersoll Rand, John Deere, Lockheed Martin, Shanghai Electric, Shell, Siemens Healthcare, Sun Fresh Foods, U.S. Steel, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Volvo Group, Westinghouse and Xerox Corporation.

The event will feature efforts by first-year students in EDSGN 100 Introduction to Engineering Design, who were tasked by AT&T to identify opportunities that leverage real-time connectivity and new and emerging technologies to collect information that can be used for products and systems that benefit lives.

Also on display will be the final design projects for students in EDSGN 130 Architectural Graphics and CAD. The students were asked to understand the meaning of home by choosing a historically significant person and designing a home for them.

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 April 22, 2014