From a gaming controller for the iPhone and iPod Touch to a smart house that interacts with its occupants, seniors in West Virginia’s Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering have been busy with their capstone senior class, designing projects in computer science, electrical engineering and biometrics.

The students will demonstrate the results of their work during the department’s annual senior design competition on Wednesday, Dec. 9. The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on the ground floor lobby of the Engineering Sciences Building on WVU’s Evansdale Campus.

“This event provides our students with the opportunity to conceive, design and build innovative systems, and to present them to their peers,” said Professor Ramana Reddy, who teaches the capstone course and coordinates the competition. “The students are exposed to real-world problems and gain valuable experience.”

Other projects on display will include a camless engine, a black box for cars similar to those in aircrafts and an interactive video game.

Students and faculty in attendance will view the projects on display and cast their votes for the best one. The event is free and open to the public.

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CONTACT: Susan Case, College of Engineering and Mining Resources
(304) 293-4086, Susan.Case@mail.wvu.edu