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Student Research Symposium | SPRING 2019 | Showcase by Undergraduate and Graduate Students

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Student Research Symposium | Spring 2019

Undergraduate and Graduate Students in the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing will present research projects for competition, including cash prizes and recognition by corporate sponsorships. Participants represent each of our six departments: Civil Engineering & Construction, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering from the Armstrong and Statesboro Campuses.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Presentations and Demonstrations (IT Atrium) | 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm – Awards Ceremony (IT Auditorium, rm 1004) Statesboro Campus, IT bldg, Atrium – 1st and 2nd floors

Hands-on research encourages our engineering and computing students to apply their knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems. Through these projects, overseen by faculty mentors, students realize the potential for using their coursework, lab projects, and research skills in today’s business and industry environments.

This collegiate competition encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, allowing students to learn from each other about a range of topics that connect to their own STEM fields. It also spotlights the diversity of our students and a myriad of research areas while providing opportunities to present and demonstrate their findings to other students, faculty, and University community members. Judges for the competition include members of the College’s Corporate Advisory Council and area industry representatives.

Limited to 150 project applications for approval to participate, more than 250 students will participate in the 2019 event.

A sampling of this  year’s research topics:

  • Multichannel Brain Signal Analysis for Robotic Arm Control  
  • Underwater ROV and MATE  
  • Heat-Activated, Self-Folding Robot  
  • Modeling of a 6-wheeled Differential Drive Intelligent Robot to Deliver Medicine inside a Hospital  
  • Comparison of 3 Facial Recognition Algorithms  
  • Machine Learning Models for Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Deep Learning Computer Vision for Disaster Relief  
  • Cloud-based Machine Learning of Crime Data  
  • Non-intrusive Assessment of Student Attention Level in Classrooms  
  • Optimal Bumper Beam Design for Crashworthiness  
  • Water Quality Impacts of Bridge Stormwater Runoff  
  • Optimum Oxygen Flux Determination in Freshwater Sediments using Micro-Profiling Techniques  
  • Additively Manufacture Microscale Structure  
  • Things that Go Squish – 3D Printing Alginate Hydrogels  
  • Rotary Jet Spinning from Cotton Candy inspires Nano-fiber Process  

“Research, analysis, and preparation by students culminate at this event held each Spring by the College of Engineering and Computing. The annual Student Research Symposium is an opportunity to showcase the quality of student research in our engineering and computing programs at Georgia Southern University,” said Andres Carrano, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Research for the College of Engineering and Computing, “in addition to recognizing the outstanding scholarly achievements of our students.”

The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing will maintain a dynamic and evolutionary environment of excellence in teaching, research, and service in which students, faculty, and staff can achieve their professional goals. In these endeavors, the College will foster student-centric professional learning experiences utilizing advanced technologies applied with state-of-the-art equipment, inspire innovation and invention, encourage sustainability, and technically and economically enrich our communities and societies.



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