Senior engineering students to show their skills

Contact: Cindy Wagner

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Whether it's addressing traffic concerns at an intersection near the Bronson Battle Creek Hospital or simulating cyber attacks to better understand how they work and how they can be prevented, Western Michigan University seniors will present their solution to these and other challenges at the 50th Conference on Senior Engineering and Design on campus Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Western students will showcase and demonstrate their projects from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences on the Parkview Campus. The event is free and open to the public. View current projects

Seniors graduating this semester will present the results of 35 projects they have completed to solve problems facing business and industry. Many of the projects are sponsored by southwest Michigan companies, including AVB, Inc., Landscape Forms, DENSO, Steelcase Technic Inc. and Whirlpool and by state and local government.

Participants hail from a variety of disciplines, including civil and construction engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, industrial and manufacturing engineering, and mechanical and aeronautical 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.

Find more information, email Tamara Bergman or call (269) 276-3248.

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