UPEI opens its doors for the 2019 Student Design Expo
The University of Prince Edward Island’s Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering (FSDE) will showcase the best in student, sustainable engineering at the annual Student Design Expo and Awards Ceremony, Thursday, April 18.
Student projects will be set up for public viewing at various stations around the first floor of the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering building. Each project is the result of collaboration between FSDE students and an industry or community partner. Students were tasked with designing and creating solutions to their partners’ unique challenges.
“The Student Design Expo is a great opportunity for the public to learn about our unique educational model and to observe firsthand what our students can achieve over the course of their studies,” said Dr. Nicholas Krouglicof, dean of the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering. “I’m confident that visitors will be amazed by the sophistication of the various design projects as well as the professionalism exhibited by our students.”
The public component of the Student Design Expo begins with a short ceremony at 1:00 pm. Projects are available for viewing through the afternoon, with the Student Award Ceremony beginning at 4:00 pm, and a brief panel discussion about opportunities for design engineering graduates beginning at 4:30 pm.
Dozens of projects will be on display from students in all four years of the undergraduate program. Projects range in scope from advanced optical imaging for use in national defence technology, to technology to capture and re-use energy used to cook lobster in a commercial cannery.
All are welcome!
The University of Prince Edward Island prides itself on people, excellence, and impact and is committed to assisting students reach their full potential in both the classroom and community. With roots stemming from two founding institutions—Prince of Wales College and Saint Dunstan’s University—UPEI has a reputation for academic excellence, research innovation, and creating positive impacts locally, nationally, and internationally. UPEI is the only degree granting institution in the province and is proud to be a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of Prince Edward Island.