The Senior Design Expo, a tradition in The University of Toledo College of Engineering for decades, is for the first time moving online amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Students split into 75 teams will present projects ranging from a tricycle for a girl with cerebral palsy; a portable, bicycle-powered electric generator; and a triple-balloon catheter system that stops blood flow in vessels during surgical repair.
“The College of Engineering is excited to hold our first-ever virtual senior design exposition,” Dr. Matthew J. Franchetti, associate dean of undergraduate studies and professor of mechanical, industrial and manufacturing engineering, said. “The students, instructors and clients overcame massive difficulties when they were thrust into an emergency remote learning environment and not able to work face to face. This event will celebrate the students’ dedication and commitment to their problem-solving projects.”
To attend the Expo on Friday, May 1, click on the links below:
• 1:30 to 1:45 p.m.: Welcome/Overview of the Virtual Senior Design Expo;
• 1:45 to 3:15 p.m.: Virtual Senior Design Expo Projects and Virtual Rooms.
Visitors can enter the senior design teams’ personal Webex rooms directly through the Virtual Senior Design Expo Projects and Virtual Rooms, where you can find the following information:
• Team project overview;
• Design team members;
• Team leader and their contact information;
• Faculty adviser;
• Client/sponsor (if applicable);
• Informational video (if applicable); and
• Guests will be able to sort projects by major and live presentation.
As part of required senior design/capstone projects, UToledo engineering teams worked with local businesses, industries and federal agencies to help solve technical and business challenges. Students will present their final prototypes, provide demonstrations, and answer questions about their experiences.