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McMaster Engineering students create final year projects for a better futureApril 2, 2019

Students in their final year of Engineering will be showcasing their innovative technological capstone projects during four popular annual expos at McMaster University.

  1. Faculty of Engineering Capstone Expo
  2. Engineering Physics showcase and competition
  3. Electrical and Computer Engineering technological showcase and competition
  4. Computing and Software showcase and competition

This year, there is a record number of projects and students participating in the expos – more than 450 students presenting their capstone projects!

For participating final-year engineering students, the expos represent the culmination of a year’s work and a chance to demonstrate both theoretical and applied skills. Each team was required to identify a complex engineering problem and then work as a research and development unit to solve it.

What: Faculty of Engineering, Engineering Physics, ECE and Computing and Software Expos

Who: McMaster University, Faculty of Engineering

Where: McMaster University
             1280 Main Street West
             Hamilton, ON L8S 4S4

            Student Centre (MUSC)
            1. Faculty of Engineering Expo – Marketplace, First Floor MUSC
            2. Engineering Physics Expo – Marketplace, First Floor MUSC
            3. Electrical & Computer EngineeringExpo – CIBC Hall, Third Floor MUSC

            Information Technology Building (ITB)
            4. Computer and Software Engineering Expo – 137

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Faculty of Engineering Capstone Expo)
            Friday, April 5 2019 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Engineering Physics)
            Tuesday, April 9, 2019 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
            Friday, April 26 2019 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Computing and Software)

Why: To showcase final-year engineering student capstone projects

Project Highlights:

  • Eclipse: Eclipse aims to improve driving safety and comfort by blocking glare from bright lights on the windshield. It can protect the driver's view from multiple light sources simultaneously and keep track of them as they move across the driver's view. (Engineering Physics)

  • nanoRIMS: As a Nanoparticle Reactor Instrumentation and Measurement System, nanoRIMS is a research lab's one-stop-shop for the automated synthesis and optical characterization of gold nanoparticles. (Engineering Physics)

  • InterpretAR: InterpretAR is a mobile application set to improve the quality of life for individuals who rely on sign language. Through the application's usability extends universally, it solves every day inconveniences for the hearing impaired. (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Recycle Rover: Recycle Rover is a self-driving rover that travels in public spaces to identify garbage and dispose of it in respective trenches. (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

This year, ECE is celebrating their 10thanniversary and will have 23 industry professionals, including alumni and past ECE Expo winners, judging the competition.