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Event spotlights senior engineering projects

April 3, 2009

KALAMAZOO--A three-wheeled vehicle that exceeds the efficiency of most electric vehicles, several products to help homeless people and improve their quality of life and a geographical information system software plan for removing snow and ice in the most timely and economical manner will be among the projects presented Tuesday, April 14, at Western Michigan University's 44th Conference on Senior Engineering and Design.

WMU students will demonstrate their projects from 8 a.m. to 4:30 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 180 seniors will present the results of 69 projects they have completed to solve problems facing business and industry. Many of the projects are sponsored by southwest Michigan firms including American Axle and Manufacturing, Armstrong International, CSM Group, DENSO North America Foundation, Eaton Corp., Fabri-Kal, Kellogg Co., Michigan Biodiesel, Midwest Business Exchange, Parker Hannifin Corp., Stryker Medical and Whirlpool Corp.

Participants hail from a variety of disciplines including civil and construction engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, industrial design, 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, who are required to complete a real-world capstone project.


For more information, visit the Conference on Senior Engineering and Design online, e-mail Tamara Bergman at tamara.s.bergman@wmich.edu, or call the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at (269) 276-3253.

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

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