Wayne State University College of Engineering to showcase research and design projects at inaugural Student Design and Innovation Day

A solar-powered security system for boats. A swing for children with special needs that could adapt and grow with them. 3-D comics using Google Cardboard. These projects and a host of others will be on display at the Wayne State University College of Engineering Student Design and Innovation Day on Friday, May 8, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The inaugural event will showcase the work of engineering and computer science students, from senior capstone projects to research team endeavors with industry relevance and quality-of-life implications. Projects will come from each of the college’s eight departments, combining technical engineering excellence and creative design with an interdisciplinary approach.

“Our college places a strong emphasis on student, particularly undergraduate, research,” says Dean Farshad Fotouhi. “Student Design and Innovation Day will provide our partners and the community an opportunity to witness the incredible potential coming out of Midtown Detroit.”

With the launch of the James and Patricia Anderson Engineering Ventures Institute, the college has dedicated greater resources to assist students in research and development. The goal is to spur engineering entrepreneurship in Detroit with the commercialization of technologies resulting from student research projects.

The event is free, but registration is requested. For more information click here




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