Engineering students showcase 2010 endeavours

November 10 / 48

Sam Min-Yuan Hsu from the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sam Min-Yuan Hsu from the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Engineering students from the Departments of Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical, and Computer Science and Software Engineering showcased their work at the 2010 Endeavour Design Expo.

With more than 100 projects on display, this year’s event crossed the Engineering disciplines and promoted engineering excellence, innovation and collaboration.

Among this year's projects were a computer which could be controlled by hand and body gestures, a vertical skydiving simulation tunnel, a remote control brake for a child’s bike, cheap prosthetic feet and a walking cane for the vision impaired which measured and translated distances.

Endeavour project manager Nicole Meaker said many of the projects could have the potential to make a big impact on various markets, from biomedical and biomechanics technologies to the entertainment industry.

“Engineering as a career is broader and more people-centric than most realise," she said.

"This event highlighted the collaborative nature of engineering by bringing together school students, University students, industry guests, alumni and the general public in a display of innovative, cross-disciplinary technology.

“The 2010 Design Expo incorporated even more projects than previous years, and celebrated the range of engineering disciplines at the Melbourne School of Engineering.

"It showcased engineering as a collaborative career which crosses many industries and boundaries,” she said.

For more information on the Endeavour Exhibition and the 2010 projects:
http://www.endeavour.unimelb.edu.au/

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