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Students to present capstone projects at Engineering Design Symposium

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Mar 28, 2024

Category: Press Releases

Engineering students from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are set to unveil 46 innovative projects that are the culmination of their four years of education and problem-solving prowess.

The event will take place at UNB's 10th annual Engineering Design Symposium on April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Wu Conference Centre, 6 Duffie Dr., Fredericton.

“The capstone project is the culmination of an engineering student’s education,” explained Joshua Leon, dean of the faculty of engineering.

“The project is meant to give students the opportunity to demonstrate all they have learned during their four years. Projects are not only technically complex, but they are also designed to highlight the other attributes of an engineer, professionalism, teamwork, and communications.”

During their fourth and final year, engineering students work in groups to develop these projects with the help of professors and industry mentors, which they will present at the symposium.

This year, 181 students will take part.

Two examples of work that will be presented at the symposium are the Force Myography Project and the NanoGrid NEXUS Project.

All engineering disciplines are represented at the symposium, including chemical, civil, electrical, geological, geomatics, mechanical, software, and technology management and entrepreneurship.

“Most of our projects are brought to us by industry,” said Leon.

“They are often complex problems that a company needs fresh eyes on. Our students often bring far more creative solutions to the problem than a seasoned engineer might come up with. Many of these projects will go on to be implemented by the industry sponsor.”

The Engineering Design Symposium is open to the public in person or virtually, registration is required in advance. Register now until April 2.

For more information about the symposium, contact Heather Jones at drhez@unb.ca.
Media contact: Kathleen McLaughlin, Media Relations Strategist at talktous@unb.ca.