Published: April 25, 2012

Student-built devices ranging from innovative new products to adaptive technology for people with disabilities will be among more than 60 student inventions showcased at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Engineering Design Expo on Saturday, April 28.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory on Regent Drive south of Colorado Avenue. Projects will be exhibited both indoors and outdoors on the Herbst Plaza.

The Design Expo is a popular educational event for families and will showcase the work of about 350 students, including first-year engineering students as well as graduating seniors and local high school students.

About 130 students in the junior-level mechanical engineering Component Design course also will be demonstrating bicycles they have adapted for children with disabilities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Durning Plaza west of the ITL Laboratory. Although a separate event, the bicycle demonstration will overlap with the Design Expo for one hour.

Volunteers from industry, government and the community serve as judges for the Engineering Design Expo, rating each project on its originality, craftsmanship, grasp of engineering principles, effectiveness and presentation.  An awards ceremony will be held at 3 p.m., and prizes will be given to the best project in each category. Attendees can vote for their favorite project to win the “People’s Choice” award.

Free parking is available across the street in lot 436. For more information call 303-492-7222 or go to

Derek Reamon, 303-735-0484
Carol Rowe, 303-492-7426