BOZEMAN - Seniors from Montana State University's College of Engineering displayed their capstone projects during the Engineering Design Fair at the Strand Union Building. The work represents a culmination of the undergraduates' learning in their chosen field.
Projects ran the gamut from a variety of robotic vehicles and research devices, to implements to aid in ranching, to devices looking to create sustainable energy.
Many of the capstone projects are done in conjunction with a club, which will enter the resulting design or creation into a competition. For example, MSU's submission to the Society of Auto Engineer's aero design competition, a remote-controlled plane designed to weigh less than 8 pounds, carry a static load of 15 pounds and drop a 3 pound object on a target, won second place in design and fifth overall out of an international field of 17 teams.
The College of Engineering has been the fastest growing college at MSU for the past two academic years and reached a historic, all-time high enrollment of 3,102 students in the fall of 2013 –- up 12 percent from fall 2012.
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