CORVALLIS, Ore. – The 15th annual Engineering Expo featuring student projects from across all engineering disciplines will be held Friday, May 16, at the College of Engineering at Oregon State University.
The event showcases nearly 200 student-built projects, including at least 30 that focus on sustainability and 50 industry-sponsored projects. Also featured are a Robo*Palooza, an award-winning Mars rover, and First robots. The event is free and open to the public, and will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kelley Engineering Center.
The various displays offer an exciting learning opportunity for anyone, organizers say, and may be of particular interest to high school students who are considering a career in engineering.
"The Expo is a collaborative and hands-on experience that helps our graduates transition seamlessly into their careers, and offers immediate value to their employers in today’s competitive job market," said Scott Ashford, dean of the College of Engineering. “It demonstrates the importance of research and industry-university partnership in creating top-notch engineering talent.”
Among the various displays will be:
- A campus shuttle tracking app that provides real-time locations on your phone, making it easier to park and get around campus;
- A segmented radius solar collector that will significantly improve solar energy collection for remote locations;
- An irrigation system to transport water for agricultural use to the Valley of Peace in Belize;
- A student-built rocket for the 2014 Intercollegiate Rocketry Engineering Competition;
- An ordinary cell phone that can detect gamma radiation with the built-in light sensor.