Posted on April 18, 2017, BY Matt Hughes

The Bucknell University College of Engineering will hold its annual Bucknell Engineering Design Expo on Friday, April 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Larison Hall (view campus map). This event is free and open to the public.

Each year, graduating engineers take part in a senior design experience, resulting in a plan, device, innovation or design — a master work demonstrating that the student is ready to enter the engineering profession, apply what they've learned and design artifacts and processes for the benefit of humanity. A sample of this year's projects includes:

  • A device that helps medical responders perform ultrasounds more quickly in emergency situations  
  • An interactive rocket-launch simulator for a local children's museum  
  • A film search engine database  
  • A jet-engine cleaning formulation for commercial and military aircraft
  • A "smart" Frisbee that communicates with a smartphone app

This year, some of the sponsors and clients with whom the students worked include Corning Incorporated, Avery Dennison, Procter & Gamble, Geisinger Health System, GE Healthcare, Primus Technologies and GlobalFoundries.

On display will be projects completed by students from the departments of biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, electrical & computer engineering and mechanical engineering, as well as interdisciplinary teams.  

Please note that because of intellectual property rights, photography of a select number of projects is forbidden. These projects will be marked accordingly. For simplicity, all attendees will be required to sign a nondisclosure agreement when entering the Design Expo.

For a complete listing of projects, or for for more information on the event, please contact Ron Ziemian, associate dean of engineering, at or 570-577-1784, or Steph McKinney at or 570-577-3705.



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