The 15th annual Engineering Expo, featuring student projects from across all engineering disciplines, is Friday at the College of Engineering at Oregon State University. The free, public event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kelley Engineering Center.
The event showcases some 200 student-built projects, including at least 30 that focus on sustainability and 50 industry-sponsored projects. Also featured are a Robo*Palooza, the award-winning Mars rover and FIRST robots. More information is available online at http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/expo2014, or by calling 541-737-3101. Follow the Expo on Twitter at #EngrExpo2014.
Among the planned displays are a campus shuttle tracking app that provides real-time locations on your phone, making it easier to park and get around campus; a segmented radius solar collector expected to significantly improve solar energy collection for remote locations; an irrigation system to transport water for agricultural use to the Valley of Peace in Belize; a student-built rocket for the 2014 Intercollegiate Rocketry Engineering Competition and an ordinary cellphone that can detect gamma radiation with the built-in light sensor.