Engineering, construction management students showcase innovations

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Engineering, construction management students showcase innovations

UPDATE: The unveiling of the Victor E. Bulldog III stage design, originally planned to be part of Projects Day, will be rescheduled for fall.

Fresno State’s Lyles College of Engineering will host its 11th annual Projects Day featuring more than 100 engineering and construction management projects from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Satellite Student Union.

“This event showcases student innovation and design” said Dr. Ram Nunna, dean of the Lyles College. “Many students work for almost a year to develop these projects while attending school, completing classwork, extracurricular activities and for some, while working full-time jobs and managing a family.”

The free, public event will showcase an array of projects from students in civil, computer, electrical, geomatics and mechanical engineering, as well as construction management. Projects include structural designs, 3D printing concepts and solutions to a variety of communications, signal processing, agriculture, automation, energy and transportation topics.

Nunna and Dr. Lynnette Zelezny, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will deliver remarks at 2:30 p.m. followed by an announcement of the Dean’s Medalists for the Lyles College.

“Proudly enough, it is, in part, because of the experience provided by our faculty and industry members that many of our students are now employed at the most innovative companies in the world — including Tesla, Apple, NASA, GE, Chevron and Intel,” Nunna said. “Our students also have opportunities outside the classroom through extracurricular activities and student organizations to work with peers on projects. We open the doors and provide the resources, but it’s up to them on how far they take the opportunity.”

The showcase will also include hands-on demonstrations of an augmented reality sandbox and virtual reality goggles for use in topographical mapping, as well as several other project demonstrations.

There are currently 1,700 students pursuing degrees in the Lyles College, which has offered engineering courses and programs at Fresno State since 1922.

 

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