FAU’S SENIOR DESIGN SHOWCASE ADDRESSES REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS

Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science recently hosted its fall Senior Design Showcase. In their final year, students work together in teams to design and produce a final project that addresses a real-world problem.

The showcase featured 26 projects in the areas of civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and ocean engineering. Students from The Cane Institute for Advanced Technologies at FAU High School also presented projects.

Below is the list of winners from the showcase:

  • Gunshot Detection and Deterrent System (GDDS):  The GDDS provides law enforcement and first responders accurate and real-time information on an active shooter’s location and helps reduce the response time to assess and control school shootings. It will be a modular system capable of covering an entire school by actively monitoring each hallway.
  • The Eyes Stick: This smart cane will help a person with visual impairments to navigate at home and outside. The “Eyes Stick” will provide obstacle avoidance and fall precaution by wet floor detection.
  • Coconut Grove Playhouse: A proposed 300-seat capacity theater to replace the current deteriorating building on site of the Coconut Grove Playhouse. The new proposal also includes the addition of a parking garage with a capacity of approximately 200 vehicles.

For more information on FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, visit eng.fau.edu.

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