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Students, industry leaders and community encouraged to explore the WVU Tech Student Design Exposition, Thursday, April 19

The WVU Tech Student Design Expo is April 19, 2018.

WVU Tech’s Student Design Expo will be hosted on Thursday, April 19 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Carter Hall Auditorium.

The popular event is organized by the WVU Tech student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and features the research and design work of students in STEM fields.

Manuel Serrano Laguna, a senior mechanical engineering from Toledo, Spain, is the president of the chapter and organizer of the expo. He said the event is a great way for students to showcase their work in an environment built for exchanging ideas.

“It is important to share work between students from different fields to gain an understanding of how different the fields are. This event shows all the STEM projects and the importance of STEM-related programs for society. You can find all kinds of engineering projects going from building a bridge to chemical processes. There is a big diversity within the projects displayed,” he said.

Students are encouraged to share their work through posters, digital presentations and, if possible, their actual project. Serrano Laguna said students should also be prepared to talk openly about their work.

“Students should talk about how they came up with the idea for their project, how they started working on it, how they executed the project and how it works,” he said.

Students interested in participating should sign up to share their work by Wednesday, April 18.

Serrano Laguna said the event is also an opportunity for representatives from local industry and the community to see what kind of work Tech students are capable of.

“It is also important to share the work with industry and the community since some of these projects solve real-life problems for them. Professionals from industry may find projects that are directly related with the industry they work on. They can create new connections with students that they might be interested in,” he said.

WVU Tech professors and industry representatives will also serve as judges during the exposition.

The expo is free and open to the public. Guests are asked to RSVP using the online signup form.