Monday, March 12, 2012

UCF CECS Senior Design Day - Symposium & Showcase - April 13th

UCF College of Engineering & Computer Science – Senior Design Day

April 13, 2012 (8:00 AM – 3:00PM)

4th Annual Senior Design Symposium on Renewable & Sustainable Energy
& the CECS Senior Design Showcase

Presentations in Eng. 2 – Lecture Hall 102 / College-wide Projects Showcased in Eng. 2 - Atrium & Harris Eng. Center

Senior Day Registration - Symposium & Showcase
Parking & Directions will be provided.

3rd Annual – 2011 Symposium: Video & Publication

Progress Energy and a bevy of other local, national and global companies have been teaming with UCF’s College of Engineering & Computer Science (CECS) on renewable and sustainable energy projects during the past four years. On April 13, 2012, the 4th Annual UCF CECS Senior Design Symposium on Renewable and Sustainable Energy will be held to showcase some of the best energy innovation by graduating seniors. The 4th Annual CECS Senior Design Symposium and the Engineering Leadership & Innovation Institute (eli2) are examples of strategic commitments by UCF and Progress Energy to forge innovative, socially conscious energy solutions and to develop the leadership attributes of our future engineers.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Dan Arvizu Director, U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory. After more than three decades of professional engagement in the clean energy field, Dr. Arvizu has become one of the world's leading experts on renewable energy and sustainable energy. He frequently engages with national leaders in Congress, the Administration, academia, non-governmental organizations, and industry

During their senior year, UCF Engineering students bridge the gap between academic and professional experience by participating in year-long design and build projects that involve different disciplines of the engineering profession and include multidisciplinary teams. Along with their faculty advisors, engineering students work to develop innovative and creative product proposals, conduct the design analysis, design and build a prototype, and prepare engineering reports. At the end of their senior year, the students present and demonstrate their renewable and sustainable energy projects at the 4th Annual Senior Design Symposium as part of the College’s Senior Design Day that includes the Senior Design Showcase. All of the events are free and open to the campus community as well as to local industry.

Besides showcasing engineering innovation and talent development for the next wave of UCF engineers, the UCF CECS Senior Design Symposium on Renewable and Sustainable Energy provides invaluable experiences in project management, entrepreneurship, leadership, social responsibility and teamwork building. Applying classroom learning for the solution of real-world problems is something we do at UCF very well—and often. This year’s Senior Design Day Symposium and Showcase are great examples of innovation and experience-based learning at its best.

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