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Design Day
Student engineers empower independence
Published April 28, 2023
On Design Day, mechanical engineering students will present their system allowing blind people to manufacture their own canes. Set for Tuesday, May 2, the annual event showcases students' research and prototypes providing solutions to real-world problems.
Student life
Students wrap up Design Day projects
Published April 29, 2022
Students finalize their projects—including an edible tortilla tape, an odorous elephant enrichment device, and others—ahead of the annual Design Day engineering showcase May 3
Design Day
AI-powered board game can help reduce social isolation in older adults
Published April 28, 2022
The game is styled after Hasbro's 'Guess Who?' and features a virtual opponent who can carry on conversations
Design Day
Engineering students show off creative solutions to real-world challenges
Published May 3, 2021
In annual Design Day showcase, students present their designs and devices to faculty, staff, sponsors, alumni, and each other
Design Day 2019
Solving the problems of tomorrow
Published May 6, 2019
Engineering students showcase practical applications of theoretical knowledge by devising solutions to real-world problems at annual Design Day
Biomolecular engineering
A fresh approach to fighting acne
Published May 22, 2018
Student team engineers a face cream that uses a novel approach to control blemishes
Design Day 2018
Students showcase creative solutions
Published May 7, 2018
More than 100 student design projects from all nine School of Engineering departments will be on display
Undergraduate research
A simple way to stop the bleeding
Published April 17, 2018
Engineering students devise blood-clotting 'super gel' that could make oft-repeated procedures more efficient and economical
Design Day
Student engineers perfect their pitches
Published May 8, 2017 Video
In annual year-end Design Day showcase, students present their research, projects, and prototypes
Global health
Putting cancer on ice
Published May 3, 2016
Student team develops reusable cryotherapy device to help treat breast cancer in rural South Africa