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Seniors showcase engineering designs

Dec. 2, 2010

KALAMAZOO--A modified walker with visual and video prompts, a new recycling station for the city of Kalamazoo, and a device that measures and delivers a precise amount of detergent for front-load clothes washers will be among the projects presented Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Western Michigan University's 47th Conference on Senior Engineering and Design.

Photo of WMU Senior Engineering Design Conference.WMU students will showcase and demonstrate their projects from 8:30 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.

Seventy-eight seniors will present the results of 37 projects they have completed to solve problems facing business and industry. Many of the projects are sponsored by southwest Michigan companies, including Borgess Medical Center, Parker Hannifin, Stryker Medical and Whirlpool Corp., as well as by state and local governments.

Participants hail from a variety of disciplines, including civil and 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 each 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 the Senior Engineering Design Conference online or contact Tamara Bergman at tamara.s.bergman@wmich.edu or (269) 276-3248.

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

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