May 2, 2011

WSE student inventions to be showcased on two design days

Two of the Whiting School’s most elaborate year-end showcases for student inventions are scheduled next week on the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses. The events will spotlight long-term projects that have allowed students to apply their classroom skills to assignments similar to those they may encounter in the working world.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering Design Day 2011 will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, May 9, in the medical campus’s Armstrong Building, 1600 McElderry St. Keynote speaker will be Tore Laerdal, the executive chairman of Laerdal Medical. The event is free, but reservations for planning purposes are required: cbid

The Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Senior Design Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, in 210 Hodson Hall on the Homewood campus. More details on the event are at www Those planning to attend are asked to contact Mike Bernard at 410-516-7154 or

At each event, students will describe their projects to judges and visitors during detailed oral presentations. Later, they will display and demonstrate their prototypes. Students in these courses were assigned to work together in small groups, an approach aimed at encouraging them to solve challenges through teamwork.