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Advisory: Celebrate innovation at Schulich's Capstone Design Fair

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Engineering students tackle real-world problems in their final-year projects

CALGARY, AB  --(Marketwired - March 28, 2016) - Check out an underwater robot, a new way to boost cell signals in the mountains or advanced drone landing techniques -- all imagined, designed and created by students.

The Schulich School of Engineering believes future engineers learn best by doing. Final-year engineering students spend months developing their engineering ideas from concept to design and often to prototype in the Capstone Design course.

"Capstone is a chance for students to synthesize their learning and is one of the most significant educational opportunities in their degree program," says Ron Hugo, associate dean (teaching and learning) for the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary. "It's a very rich learning experience. Students apply technical knowledge and develop professional skills such as time management and teamwork."

This year, the annual student project showcase will be held at the Olympic Oval for the first time. The larger space will accommodate both the growth of the program and will allow the campus community and public to get a sneak peek at the inventions of tomorrow.

WHAT:   Schulich School of Engineering Capstone Design Fair
     
WHEN:   March 30, 10 a.m. - noon
     
WHERE:   Olympic Oval
Parking available in the MacEwan Student's Centre Parkade or in Lot 11 near the Oval
     
WHO:   Schulich School of Engineering students and Ron Hugo, associate dean (teaching and learning)
     

About the University of Calgary 
The University of Calgary is making tremendous progress on its journey to become one of Canada's top five research universities, 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.' 

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Media Contact
Lisha Hassanali
Media Relations Officer
Schulich School of Engineering
W: 403.220.3724
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Lisha.Hassanali@ucalgary.ca