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Senior engineering projects showcased Nov. 28

Nov. 22, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- An air filtration device that replaces the lint screen in clothes dryers, a microcontrolled robot that serves as a prototype for a proposed robotics course and a modified toy car that can be operated by disabled children are among the projects that will be presented Tuesday, Nov. 28, during WMU's 27th Conference on Senior Engineering Design Projects.

The conference, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Bernhard Center, will feature the work of 94 senior engineering students. The event is sponsored by the by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences to showcase the work of its graduating seniors, who are required to complete a capstone project that puts into practice what they have learned. The event is free and open to the public.

A total of 41 projects will be presented by students, working alone or in teams on projects facing business and industry. Many of the projects are sponsored by Southwest Michigan firms, including the Dana Corp., Eaton Corp. , Stryker Instruments and Whirlpool Corp. The students involved are completing degree requirements in electrical and computer engineering; industrial and manufacturing engineering; materials engineering; mechanical and aeronautical engineering; and paper and printing science and engineering.

For more information about the event, contact Dace Copeland, in the dean's office at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She can be reached at (616) 387-4017.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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