VCU School of Engineering Capstone Design Expo 2017

Every year at Virginia Commonwealth University, the School of Engineering hosts the Capstone Design Expo where undergraduate students present their Capstone Design projects to sponsors, faculty, students, invited guests, and the general public. This event is the height of engineering students’ educations, as they have invested eight months of work into these projects over a two-semester course. This year, David vanBlaricom, CEO here at V4 Development, was a judge for the 2017 Capstone Design Expo, in which over 90 student teams participated. The Capstone Design course at VCU’s School of Engineering was designed to expose senior students to actual engineering problems they might face in their field of work. Students are tasked to working in a team to solve problems across the fields of Chemical and Life Science, Mechanical and Nuclear, Biomedical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering and Science. Along the way they are also acquainted with both engineering and non-engineering experts and professionals. The course provides invaluable experience and immersion to engineering students as they prepare for their futures. The 2017 Capstone Design Expo was presented on April 28 at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. The event was free and open to the public, in additional hopes of familiarizing the engineering profession to middle and high school students. David enjoyed the opportunity to observe and judge each team’s project. The creativity and innovation behind the projects was evident and this was undoubtedly a group of individuals who will excel in the engineering field.

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