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Senior engineering majors showcase design projects

Nov. 28, 2007

KALAMAZOO--An "intelligent" aerobic shirt that analyzes physical activity by measuring heart rate and body motion, a converted four-cylinder gasoline engine that can use E85 fuel and an unmanned aircraft that uses onboard sensors instead of remote control will be among the projects presented Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Western Michigan University's 41st annual Conference on Senior Engineering and Design Projects.

WMU students will showcase and demonstrate their projects from 9 a.m. to 3 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.

A total of 105 seniors will present the results of 42 projects they have completed to solve problems facing business and industry. Many of the projects are sponsored by southwest Michigan firms, including American Axle, Arvco Containers, Herman Miller Inc., the Perrigo Co. and Stryker Medical.

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 each year to showcase the work of graduating seniors in the engineering disciplines, who are required to complete a real-world capstone project.

More information is available on the Web or from Laura Decker at laura.j.decker@wmich.edu or (269) 276-3251.

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

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