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Senior engineering majors highlight design projects

Nov. 25, 2008

KALAMAZOO--An ergonomic office chair that senses poor posture and alerts workers via messages on a PC screen, a redesigned shoeshine stand to allow for easier transport and a more comfortable medical crutch that speeds up healing will be among the projects presented Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Western Michigan University's 43rd Conference on Senior Engineering and Design.

WMU students will showcase and demonstrate their projects from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences on WMU's Parkview Campus. Sponsored by the college, the event is free and open to the public.

Nearly 100 seniors will present the results of 36 projects they have completed to solve problems facing business and industry. Many of the projects are sponsored by southwest Michigan firms, including AC foundry Inc., Eaton Corp., FEMA Corp., Parker Hannifin Corp., Stryker Medical and Whirlpool Corp.

Participants hail from a variety of disciplines including construction engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, industrial and manufacturing engineering, mechanical and aeronautical engineering, and paper and chemical engineering. The conference is held twice a year in April and December to showcase the work of graduating seniors in the engineering disciplines, who are required to complete a real-world capstone project.

For more information, visit wmich.edu/engineer/senior-design-conference.htm or contact Laura Decker at laura.j.decker@wmich.edu or (269) 276-3251.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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