2019 Senior Design Showcase set for Friday, April 26

2019 Senior Design Showcase set for Friday, April 26

Calendar Icon Apr 19, 2019      Person Bust Icon By Karl Vogel     RSS Feed  RSS  -  Submit a Story

2018 People’s Choice Award winner was the Planar Microgravity Simulator, which allows researchers to test their small satellite systems on Earth.
2018 People’s Choice Award winner was the Planar Microgravity Simulator, which allows researchers to test their small satellite systems on Earth.

The Senior Design Showcase, Nebraska’s premier undergraduate engineering student design event, will be held Friday, April 26, 2019 from 1-3:30 p.m. in Memorial Stadium's East Stadium Club Level.

The College of Engineering’s Senior Design Showcase is free to the university community and the public. By attending the showcase, event guests can browse the new and innovative projects from graduating students.

The showcase features more than 50 student team projects that reflect real-world professional environments. In some cases, students have collaborated with industry clients to develop products and devices that could have immediate impacts.

Some of the projects include:

  • The development of a device that makes writing easier and more legible for people experiencing tremors of Parkinson’s disease.
  • A push-button launcher that will enable students with physical limitations to shoot a basketball and be active participants in a school physical education program.
  • A four-person team helping to relocate the Dairy Plant from East Campus to the Food Processing Center on Nebraska Innovation Campus and creating an analysis to determine a price point for the plant’s milk product line.
  • Two teams taking unique approaches to designing a device that will autonomously clear snow from a driveway: one a robotic snow blower and the other a self-folding, heated blanket.

Guests can vote for the People’s Choice Award, given to the student project that receives the most votes. Visitors can also take tours of Memorial Stadium and the Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory (NAPL) in East Stadium.

To see updated descriptions of the student projects, go online to sds.unl.edu. Visitor registration is encouraged for large groups.

Follow the 2019 Senior Design Showcase on social media by using #SDS2019.



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