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College of Engineering to Host Emerging Engineers Exhibition

Posted April 29, 2013

The Western New England University College of Engineering is hosting its Emerging Engineers Exhibition on Thursday, May 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Healthful Living Center. The event will feature exhibits by students in the Freshman Innovation class and Senior Engineering Capstone Design projects. The exhibits will be judged by Enginering faculty, industry representatives, and alumni. This event is free and open to the public.

The Emerging Engineers Exhibition will showcase 67 senior design projects and 41 freshman product innovation projects. The exhibitions feature innovative student inventions. Those in attendance will have the chance to speak with the students behind these novel ideas and learn about their implementation. The College of Engineering emphasizes innovation and engineering practice and integrates it throughout the entire curriculum starting with the Freshman Innovation class and culminating with the Senior Capstone Design project.

Senior design projects are required of all graduating engineering students including those studying biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, and mechanical engineering. These year-long projects are the capstone of their education and affords them the chance to apply what they have learned in the classroom to an innovative product that improves the quality of human life. In the past, these projects have resulted in ground-breaking inventions, patents, and award-winning papers and presentations while giving students real-world experience.

Freshman product innovation projects allow students to gain experience and knowledge at an early stage of their education with innovation and design of a new product. It helps students to better understand what they can expect during the next few years as a student at Western New England University and gives them the chance to showcase their talents at the very beginning of their educational journey. Showcasing their work alongside the senior design projects gives first year students something to aspire to and allows them to gain invaluable knowledge from their peers.


Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,955 students, including 2,575 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.


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