Engineering Design Expo to showcase creative solutions on Saturday

More than 350 CU-Boulder students will unveil innovations, inventions
Design Expo 2012

Student’s demonstrate their engineering solution at the 2011 Design Expo.

More than 350 engineering students at the University of Colorado Boulder will demonstrate their innovations and inventions to the community Saturday at the annual fall Engineering Design Expo.

The student-developed projects, ranging from an educational science exhibit that illustrates physics concepts to elementary school children to various devices designed to assist individuals with disabilities, will be presented to the public from noon to 3 p.m. at the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory, on campus at Regent Drive and Colorado Avenue. The event is free and highly educational for children.

A total of 74 team projects will be demonstrated, including those created by students in the First-Year Engineering Projects course and senior projects in a variety of disciplines.

CU-Boulder students have been working in teams throughout the fall semester to develop engineering solutions to an array of challenges. The students have created miniature satellites, day-lighting modelers (heliodons), and water collection and purification systems, to name just a few.

Volunteers from industry, government and the community will serve as judges, rating each project on its originality and craftsmanship, as well as the students’ understanding of engineering principles, presentation and effectiveness.

An awards ceremony will be at 3 p.m. Members of the community can vote for their favorite project to win the People’s Choice award.

Free parking is available across the street from the ITL Laboratory in lot 436. For more information call 303-492-7222.

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