CU-Boulder students to demonstrate engineering projects Saturday at Design Expo

By Staff

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

The student-developed projects, ranging from a passive solar heating system for a Native American community to devices designed to assist individuals with disabilities, will be presented to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory, located at Regent Drive and Colorado Avenue in Boulder. The event is free and a great interactive and educational event for children.

A total of 77 team projects will be demonstrated, including those created by students in the First-Year Engineering Projects course.

CU-Boulder students have been working in teams throughout the fall semester to develop engineering solutions to an array of challenges. One class designed a handicapped accessible playhouse for a local client, with each team of students in the course working on a different aspect or subsystem of the project. Other students have created clean-energy projects, computer input devices and prosthetic hands, 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 held at 12:30 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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