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MEDIA ADVISORY – Non-invasive biopsy technology, smart home controller, unmanned aerial vehicle among innovations to be showcased at the Vanderbilt School of Engineering Senior Design Day.

Apr. 23, 2007, 1:10 PM

Vanderbilt engineering seniors soon to graduate will demonstrate their readiness to tackle real-world engineering problems by showcasing their innovations on Tuesday, April 24, during the annual School of Engineering “Senior Design Day.”

Seniors will display and discuss the solutions they created to a wide range of challenging engineering problems for industrial, academic and government clients. Some 65 teams will present their innovations from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Adams Atrium, Featheringill Hall, at Vanderbilt.

Design projects were selected by teams of seniors in biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, engineering management and mechanical engineering. Seniors have worked throughout the academic year to design and implement innovative solutions. Projects include:

* A point-of-care bedside bar code system for hospitals
* Fluorescent X-rays for non-invasive biopsies
* Magnetic levitation track
* Concrete canoe
* Smart home controller
* Robotic arm
* Unmanned aerial vehicle

Senior Design Day will present these solutions and prototypes, and is open to the public.

WHAT: Senior Design Day

WHERE: Featheringill Hall. Map at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/map/map.cgi?mode=1&bldg=jacobs.html

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 3-5 p.m.

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