Senior Design Day & 5th Annual Senior Design Symposium on Renewable & Sustainable Energy
ENG 2 Atrium & Harris Eng. Center.
April 19, 2013
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Senior Design Day Registration
Free Admission & Parking will be provided.
Progress Energy and a bevy of other local, national, and global companies have been teaming with UCF’s College of Engineering & Computer Science (CECS) on renewable and sustainable energy projects. During the past five years Hospitality has been sponsored by Envirobrite. On April 19, 2013, the 5th Annual UCF CECS Senior Design Symposium on Renewable and Sustainable Energy will be held to showcase some of the best energy innovation by graduating seniors. The 5th Annual CECS Senior Design Symposium and the Engineering Leadership & Innovation Institute (eli2) are examples of strategic commitments by UCF and Progress Energy to forge innovative, socially conscious energy solutions and to develop the leadership attributes of our future engineers and computer scientists.
The keynote speaker is Ms. Bobi Garrett, Deputy Laboratory Director, Strategic Programs & Partnerships, National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Ms. Garrett has focused her career primarily on the interactions among technical, business, social and policy systems as new technologies advance from concept to commercial application. She has managed organizations, programs and functions that address technology development and application in the energy, defense, and health care sectors for both government and commercial customers. In her current role as Deputy Laboratory Director, Strategic Programs and Partnerships at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory she serves as a member of the executive team that sets laboratory strategy, oversees mission execution and laboratory operations, and stewards core capabilities. Ms. Garrett has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington.
During their senior year, UCF Engineering students bridge the gap between academic and professional experience by participating in year-long design and build projects that involve different disciplines of the engineering profession and include multidisciplinary teams. Along with their faculty advisors, engineering students work to develop innovative and creative product proposals, conduct the design analysis, design and build a prototype, and prepare engineering reports. At the end of their senior year, the students present and demonstrate their renewable and sustainable energy projects at the 5th Annual Senior Design Symposium as part of the College’s Senior Design Day that includes a college-wide Senior Design Showcase. All of the events are free and open to the campus community as well as to local industry.
Besides showcasing engineering innovation and talent development for the next wave of UCF engineers and computer scientists, the UCF CECS Senior Design Day and Symposium on Renewable and Sustainable Energy provides invaluable experiences in project management, entrepreneurship, leadership, social responsibility and teamwork building. Applying classroom learning for the solution of real-world problems is something we do at UCF very well—and often. This year’s Senior Design Day and 5th Annual Symposium have over eighty (80) projects to showcase and they represent great examples of innovation and experience-based learning at its best.
- Progress Energy / Duke Energy – Duke Energy and Progress Energy have merged to create the new Duke Energy, the nation’s largest utility. The combined assets and expertise will help Duke Energy achieve more efficiency to deliver affordable, reliable and clean energy to approximately 7 million customers, both today and in the future.
- Envirobrite – Founded by two UCF Alumni, Envirobrite’s mission is to achieve two goals: to save people substantial amounts of money through use of energy-efficient products; and to help our environment.
Contact: CECS Senior Design / Symposium Student Contact
Matt Rohaus, email@example.com, 954-803-3643