Energy from plastic waste, face masks that don’t fog glasses highlight Engineering Expo – Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Developing a face mask that doesn’t fog eyeglasses, converting plastic waste into energy and designing a veterinary hospital for a dense downtown area are among the more than 250 senior capstone projects that will be on display Friday, June 3, at the 23rd annual College of Engineering Expo.

Approximately 1,000 Oregon State University students will take part in the event, formerly known as the Engineering Undergraduate Expo.

Held virtually the last two years because of the pandemic, the expo is an in-person event this year featuring 229 projects. An online option will include all projects displayed on campus plus an additional 28.

The event, free and open to the public, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kelley Engineering Center, Johnson Hall and the adjacent Community Plaza. Students will share their work through models, demonstrations and posters.

“It is great to see innovation on display at the Engineering Expo,” said Scott Ashford, Kearney Dean of Engineering. “The expo truly highlights the incredible depth of talent and ingenuity of our students at Oregon State University.”

The student projects also include an app that makes long presentations easier to follow, especially for people with ADHD or autism; a filtration system for residential greywater that would enable it to be used for irrigation; and a nuclear reactor simulator.

Industry partners, alumni, media, prospective students, peers, representatives of other academic institutions and the general public will have the opportunity to interact directly with students, ask questions and exchange ideas.

The College of Engineering Expo is sponsored by Pacific Power.

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