Senior Design Projects Showcase Celebrates ‘Problem Solvers’

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Students at the 2011 Senior Design Projects Showcase. Photo by Lee Choo.

The future is now, and it’s taking shape at CSUN. Homes and bridges designed to better withstand earthquakes, an airplane that flies itself and innovative cell phone apps are just some of the student projects featured in the third annual Senior Design Projects Showcase hosted by Cal State Northridge’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.

The showcase features the culminating design projects of graduating seniors in the college’s five departments: civil and applied mechanics; computer science; electrical and computer engineering; manufacturing systems engineering and management; and mechanical engineering. It demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities that future graduates will bring to industry, and empowers students in the process.

“The showcase is a way to demonstrate the outstanding programs we have in the college and that we educate problem solvers,” said S.K. Ramesh, dean of the college. Student projects are getting more sophisticated, and industry professionals are taking notice.

“We had no idea that you had projects of this complexity,” says Ramesh, recounting the typical reaction he hears from professionals attending the fair. “The scope and breadth were outstanding.”

For more: CSUN College of Engineering to Show Off Senior Design Projects [CSUN Media Releases]