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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

UTSA engineering students exhibit senior design projects

Kris Rodriguez (photo)
UTSA Public Information Office

(San Antonio)—The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Engineering will host their “Fall Senior Design Demonstration Project Day” from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29 in the Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building First Floor Atrium on the 1604 Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The event, held twice a year, features UTSA Electrical Engineering students who have spent the semester developing, building and designing their own projects for review.

Some of the featured projects include an improvised explosive device jammer designed to prevent explosions in war zones by saturating frequencies with electromagnetic noise to disrupt communications.

Additional projects include wireless baby monitors for respiratory and heart rate conditions on infants preventing crib death, underground human location systems to locate people buried in debris and an autonomous lawnmower that mows with a beacon and microcontroller that controls direction.

One of the four departments in the College of Engineering, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering currently has 631 students enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.

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