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A team of MME students designed the spearhead seen at right as part of the "Cast in Steel" event. Scroll down to see a video of their project at the bottom of this page. Photos courtesy of Zachary Newman.

Ingenuity and innovation will be on display this week when the UAB School of Engineering hosts a pair of “Media Day” events to showcase the Class of 2023’s senior design projects. These projects include prototypes of devices students have designed and built over two semesters—many of them at the request of real-world clients attempting to meet current needs in the marketplace.

The first event will be held Thursday April 20 in the lobby of the Education-Engineering Complex (EEC). Students from the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department will have their projects on display and will be available to answer questions from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

The second event will be on Friday April 21 when the Department of Biomedical Engineering students will have their posters and prototypes on display in the Heritage Hall Lobby from 2:15 p.m. until 3 p.m. This year’s BME presentations will feature the first interdisciplinary team that includes students from the Engineering Design undergraduate degree program.

Both Media Day events are open to the public. However, they do not represent all of the senior design projects for the Class of ’23. Students in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) must also complete a senior design project.

ECE students created a wide variety of sophisticated devices, including an Ultrasonic 3D Mapper, a Bradycardia Detection and Alarming Device, an EKG System, and a Robotic Arm Training System. Click here for a full description of each project.

In CCEE, students worked in teams to design a theoretical site-and-building project to be located in the space behind the Spencer Honors House. The Building teams are focused on the structural design, geotechnical, and construction engineering management scope.  The Site teams are working on the environmental, transportation and sustainable engineering components. Deliverables include an Interim report and presentation as well as a design drawing package with a final report and presentation.  One team from each project will be selected as the winning design firm after a review from a panel of industry judges and selected faculty.