Innovation on Display at the 2017 Engineering Project Expo

May 31, 2017

Contact: Amy Hewes
College of Engineering

Innovation on Display at the 2017 Engineering Project Expo

EVENT: Cal Poly Engineering Project Expo

WHEN: Friday, June 2
2-3 p.m. Outstanding Student Awards
3:30-6 p.m. Project Expo

WHERE: Cal Poly Engineering Plaza, Bonderson Projects Center (No. 197), Advanced Technology Lab (No. 7), Engineering IV (No. 192).

ABOUT: The all-college Engineering Project Expo features up to 200 individual and team projects, including displays, prototype devices and hands-on demonstrations that represent the culmination of up to two years of student-led project innovation. Many of these projects are sponsored by industry and local companies.

An Engineering Club Hub will feature award-winning team projects, such as the Cal Poly Racing vehicles, the Concrete Canoe and other club competition projects. An Entrepreneur Zone will feature systems and products developed as emerging business ventures by interdisciplinary student teams. Examples include SpotDrop, a system designed to increase the overall quality of vineyard grapes by enabling differential irrigation with a pressure compensating adjustable irrigation emitter and control system. SolCharj, another student entrepreneurial effort, designs sustainable charging systems for attendees of music festivals, allowing clients to share their festival experiences while providing mobile phone security and continuity of connection.

Prior to the start of Project Expo, the College of Engineering will honor outstanding students in recognition of academic excellence, including the highest ranking graduating senior; volunteer efforts on behalf of the college; and service to the college, university and community.

The event is free and open to the public.

“The projects showcase the work of our graduating students across a spectrum of majors —biomedical, civil, computer science, electrical, industrial, manufacturing, materials, mechanical and software engineering,” said Associate Dean Fred DePiero. “Visitors will get a first-hand glimpse of some of the inventions and visions of tomorrow.”

For event information, call 805-756-2131. Click here for map and parking locations.

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