Been kind of busy lately, with several active research projects, teaching courses, and admissions stuff of course. But here is a quick note about our fourth year (capstone) design projects for this year.
All engineering programs have a final year group design project, and this is the time of year when students showcase their results. For potential applicants to an engineering program, this is very useful to look at, since it can give you a sense of the type of things you might do in a program. Many of these fourth year projects are also the start of a commercialization effort by the students, so perhaps you’ll see some of these in the news in coming years.
This year, the Faculty of Engineering has made it easy to find out more about these projects, since they have created a one-stop webpage for all the programs. Have a look through some of the links for programs at that page. Not all of the programs have detailed project descriptions, but I think we’re working on it for future years. I think that the Management Engineering program has some of the best descriptions (and very interesting projects too).
Let’s start an informal contest here. Look through some of the project descriptions, and identify in the comments below which one you think is the “coolest” (if that’s a word people still use).