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Senior Design Expo 2011 Scheduled
April 7, 2011

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering presents Senior Design Expo 2011, an annual public event where teams of engineering students share their innovative research and design prototypes with the greater Richmond community.

The event will be on Friday, April 29th from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm in the rotunda and adjacent rooms at the Science Museum of Virginia located at 2500 West Broad Street. The event is free and open to the public.

The Senior Design program has been part of the School of Engineering curriculum since 1999 and is a requirement for graduation. The capstone program teaches leadership skills in a collaborative environment and provides students the opportunity to develop projects that may lead to product innovation for the benefit of society.

On average, 35 student teams participate in the Senior Design Expo from the departments of computer science, mechanical, nuclear, electrical, computer and biomedical engineering. The projects on display are as diverse as they are innovative and focus on alternative energy solutions, bio-fuel development, advances in aeronautical, aerospace, and automotive engineering, and development of medical devices and drug-delivery systems that aim to improve human health.

The Senior Design Expo also helps to raise awareness of engineering, science, and technology to middle and high school students living in the greater Richmond community. Over 200 middle and high school students and members of the Richmond Boys and Girls Club are expected to attend the Expo to discuss projects with student team members and learn more about studying engineering in a university or college setting.

The Expo has become a signature event for the School of Engineering and for Virginia Commonwealth University.

The Senior Design Expo is made possible due in large part to the wonderful generosity from local corporations and organizations, including the Science Museum of Virginia, Engineers Plus, Dominion, James River Air Conditioning, Clark Nexsen, Micron, Newmarket Corporation, Teleflex Aerospace Group, Afton Chemicals, Siemens, Groome Transportation, Keith Fabry, Flexicell, Bizport, and Blueprint Automation.

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