Engineering Design Showcase set for Dec. 11

November 25, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Engineering students will display their solutions to industry-posed problems at the College of Engineering Design Showcase at 1 p.m. on Dec. 11 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, 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 Air Products, BP, Capital One, Ford Motor Company, Lockheed Martin, Shell, VorTic Watches and Xerox.

The event will feature efforts by first-year students in EDSGN 100 Introduction to Engineering Design. They were tasked by Delphi Automotive to seek ways to make vehicles safer, greener and more connected.

Students in EDSGN 130 also will display their projects. They were asked to design a public transportation hub for Centre County, Pennsylvania, that would exemplify how technology, coupled with human behavior, is the path needed to achieve a more sustainable future.

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

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Last Updated December 01, 2014