Whether you were taking notice of an autonomous sensor boat that can navigate itself using GPS coordinates or learning how infrared and visible video cameras might one day be used to automatically detect oil spills, one thing was clear – ECE students are full of innovative ideas.
At the ECE Emporium – Open House for Undergraduates held on October 15, senior design teams as well as graduate students pitched their projects to about 100 engineering undergraduates.
Seniors won’t present their final research until the spring, but the Open House gave them an opportunity to show their ideas in the early stages – everything from using an iPad to better communicate patients’ needs to a nursing staff to creating a smart LED streetlight that uses less energy and is activated by motion.
Freshmen also caught a glimpse of graduate research – one of the student teams is using their master’s project to take efficient video surveillance to the next level – a real-time implementation on a Nvidia graphics card used for video gaming.
Undergraduates who stopped by the event also had an opportunity to enjoy refreshments, win prizes, and even learn how to solder.
-Rachel Harrington (email@example.com)