students building entry in the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering CompetitionAn open house in the Centre for Engineering Innovation today will display fourth-year capstone projects, like this entry in the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. Photo by Naomi Pelkey.

Engineering student projects promise benefits to local community and industry

Hundreds of engineering students will display projects today — Friday, July 29 — that have real-world applications and the potential to benefit the community and local industry.

The capstone projects by fourth-year engineering students range from developing a rapid, robust, low-cost solution for specialty wheelchair seat design and manufacturing; sign language recognition system using deep learning; experimental Sounding Rocket Association’s Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition; and design of automated control systems and connected vehicle system for the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

Students will present their projects to industry partners and faculty during an open house between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the first floor of the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation.

The team-based projects are the culmination of the undergraduate program and a requirement for degree completion. Students combine technical skills and hands-on experience acquired during their program and design a project related to their chosen discipline.

Projects within the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering will be on display.