COES to present 2009 Senior Projects Conference

May 6, 2009 | General News

Each spring, Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering & Science presents a senior projects conference which enables students to put what they have learned into action. The student teams choose a real world problem and create a prototype solution. The conference is also a crucial means for the College to receive valuable external feedback about its work.

A total of 40 projects will be presented this spring covering a variety of industries and topics, including energy production (production of butanol from corn), heavy construction (bridge overpass, highway reconstruction), medical devices (alarm system to detect eye blinks), and manufacturing (increasing production efficiency). Many of the projects benefit from direct industry involvement and financial support. Students in some disciplines have worked together as entire classes to address broad inter-related problems, while students in other majors worked together in smaller groups of 2 to 4 for a wide variety of discipline-related and multidisciplinary projects.

The projects will be presented in a technical conference format at Louisiana Tech University on Friday, May 8, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Registration and conference proceedings will be available in the Rotunda of the Biomedical Engineering Building (818 Nelson St) beginning at 12:30. . In addition to academic program advisory boards and the Engineering and Science Foundation Board of Directors, fellow students and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Written by Catherine Fraser