Senior Design Showcase set for April 27 at Memorial Stadium

Senior Design Showcase set for April 27 at Memorial Stadium

Calendar Icon Apr 17, 2018      Person Bust Icon By Karl Vogel     RSS Feed RSS

  • In 2017, more than 45 teams and 200 engineering students presented their senior design capstone projects at Memorial Stadium. This year's event will have close to 50 student teams.
    In 2017, more than 45 teams and 200 engineering students presented their senior design capstone projects at Memorial Stadium. This year's event will have close to 50 student teams.

Like the 2017 Go Baby Go! electrical car for toddlers with mobility issues, many of the senior design capstone projects on display at the Senior Design Showcase have immediate, real-world impact.
Like the 2017 Go Baby Go! electrical car for toddlers with mobility issues, many of the senior design capstone projects on display at the Senior Design Showcase have immediate, real-world impact.

The Senior Design Showcase, Nebraska’s premier undergraduate engineering student design event, will be held Friday, April 27, 2017 from 1-3:30 p.m. in Memorial Stadium's East Stadium Club Level, overlooking Nebraska's iconic football field. 

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Senior Design Showcase is free to the university community and the public. By attending the showcase, all event guests can browse the new and innovative projects from graduating College of Engineering students and vote on their favorite project for the People's Choice Award.

The Senior Design Showcase features nearly 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 will have immediate impacts.

Some of the projects include:

* A team comprised of electrical and computer engineering and civil engineering students to create a water treatment plant model, which will be displayed outside the East Stadium entrance. The portable model is meant to be used as a learning tool for future engineering students.

* Four biological systems engineering students who are working with a medical student at Creighton University to design a device that will help first responders perform intubations on patients in the field during emergency situations such as vehicular accidents and battlefield injuries.

* Three teams of mechanical and materials engineering students who are working with Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital on the development of devices that can directly and immediately help patients.

* Four electrical and computer engineering students who are developing a smart insole for shoes that contains a foot temperature monitoring sensor that can help prevent foot ulcers in diabetes patients.

Also, Olympic bobsled gold medalist and former Husker football player Curt Tomasevicz will guide visitors through the Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory (NAPL) in East Stadium. Tomasevicz is conducting research in NAPL as he works toward a Ph.D. in biological systems engineering.

To see updated descriptions of the student projects, go online to sds.unl.edu. Visitor registration is requested for groups and individuals are welcome to register, but registration is not required.

Follow the 2018 Senior Design Showcase on social media by using #SDS2018.