Space device, artificial intelligence among projects at GVSU engineering showcase

A photo of students playing with a project at a past Project Day.
More than 60 projects will be on display April 19 at Padnos College's Project Day.
Image Credit: Amanda Pitts

A leak repair device for astronauts, a chess game that uses artificial intelligence and a tool that detects dry eye are just some of the more than 60 student-made projects that will be on display April 19 at Grand Valley State University's Project Day.

About 275 visitors and high school students from across Michigan will attend the event to meet with students, interact with projects and learn about careers in engineering and computing. The event is hosted by the Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing.

GVSU Project Day

Thursday, April 19

10 a.m. - noon

Kennedy Hall of Engineering and Keller Engineering Labs

Pew Grand Rapids Campus

At the event, nearly 90 first-year engineering students on 27 teams will compete in a RoboSockey tournament in the Keller Labs building. Autonomous robots, built by students, will compete to find, collect and throw a ping pong ball sized ball to score a goal, while avoiding obstacles. 

Padnos College hosts project days twice each academic year. Projects on display were designed and built by undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, computing and occupational safety and health management majors.

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