SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

April 07, 2015 10:30 ET

Student ingenuity on display at Capstone Design Fair

Over 95 Schulich School of Engineering student projects showcase engineering innovation

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - April 07, 2015) - Remote sensing of wetlands, an automated garment refreshing system, and 2D microwave imaging are just a few of the projects at the 2015 Capstone Design Fair. On April 8, over 95 innovative engineering projects prepared by more than 450 students in their final year at the Schulich School of Engineering will be displayed in MacEwan Hall.

"Capstone is a chance for students to apply technical knowledge and develop professional skills like time management and teamwork," says Ron Hugo, associate dean (teaching and learning) at the Schulich School of Engineering. "It's a very rich learning experience."

Capstone is a team-based design course in which students apply the knowledge acquired in earlier courses while refining their skills in teamwork and project management. Students work towards innovative, entrepreneurial solutions to design projects, and engage in individual critical reflection on their course activities, team performance, and on their growth as an engineering designer within their undergraduate program.

At the fair, the design projects will be judged by a volunteer panel of professional engineers.

Schulich School of Engineering Capstone Design Fair
April 8, 10 a.m. - noon
MacEwan Hall A and B
Parking available in the MacEwan Student's Centre Parkade or in Lot 11 near the Oval
Fourth-year engineering students and Ron Hugo, associate dean (teaching and learning)

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.' 

For more information, visit Stay up to date with University of Calgary news headlines on Twitter @UCalgary. For details on faculties and how to reach experts, go to our media centre at 

Contact Information

  • Media Contact  
    Lisha Hassanali 
    Media Relations Officer
    Schulich School of Engineering 
    Tel: 403.220.4336 
    Cell: 403.463.4336