On May 3, UNLV Howard R. Hughes undergraduate engineering trainees will contend for $20,000 in rewards during the 17th annual Fred and Harriet Cox Senior Citizen Style Competitors. Forty-one groups of trainees from all engineering disciplines, consisting of mechanical, civil, environmental, electrical, entertainment and computer science, will showcase their prototypes and have their projects evaluated by a panel of local and nationwide market specialists. The projects will be on show and tell from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the very first floor of the Thomas & & Mack Center on the campus of UNLV.
A capstone to every engineering trainee’s academic career at UNLV, the senior design task motivates students to utilize everything they have actually discovered in their program to plan, style and produce an useful, real-world option to an engineering or computer technology obstacle.
” Most engineering schools have a culminating engineering task for undergraduates,” stated Rama Venkat, Dean of the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering. “However, most of those competitions are composed plans on paper. Several years ago we decided to provide our trainees practical experience by having them not simply plan a model, but in fact develop it and present it to a body of industry experts for examination.”
This semester’s tasks include:
The Turbinator, a portable, easily constructible wind turbine for power generation following natural catastrophes and power blackouts
Fluffy Mates, a mobile app that will permit individuals to browse all animal shelters simultaneously for their next fluffy relative.
FireHUD, a hands-free thermal imaging camera with universal helmet style for very first responders.
Vertical Vegas, turning the Fountainebleau structure into a vertical farming development.
UNLV’s Senior Design is judged by regional and nationwide market professionals who invest a full day assessing the groups’ models. Winners are acknowledged at the awards dinner taking place Friday, May Fourth, from 5:30 -10 pm in the Cox Pavilion. This year the supper is including stand-up comedian and Stanford University Electrical Engineering M.S. graduate, Don McMillan, who will bring his own brand name of technology-based funny–” Technically Funny”– to the event. This year’s keynote speaker will be finishing engineering
trainee, Darius Jackson. Jackson is a double major, receiving a bachelor’s of science in mechanical engineering and a bachelor’s of arts in computer technology. A first-generation college student, he has likewise gotten several scholarships and held leadership roles in several UNLV trainee associations consisting of President of Tau Beta Phi, engineering’s honor society, and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). For more information on the Fred and Harriet Cox Elder Design Competition and
Awards Supper, visit unlv.edu/engineering/senior-design.