The Fall 2011 Engineering Design Expo hosted by the Integrated Teaching and Learning Program on Dec. 3 featured 75 undergraduate student team inventions. Projects included environmental innovations, client-serving solutions, and products that provide everyday-living enhancements for users.
Held twice each year in the ITL Laboratory, the Design Expo provides students the opportunity to engage with the public on their innovations, test their creativity and imagination, and improve their presentation skills.
Congratulations to the Fall 2011 People's Choice Award winner, a team called "BOLD Thinkers," for their interactive, life-sized "Simon" game board that players jump on and follow a pattern. The People's Choice Award is awarded based on votes cast by the public for their favorite invention.
Among the other projects showcased were a safer climbing helmet developed at the suggestion of a local doctor, an array of assistive technology devices for people with disabilities, and a model footbridge to be used by the nonprofit organization Bridges to Prosperity.