Expo shows how U-M engineering students are designing the future


The Michigan Engineering Design Expo (MEDE) will be held from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7 and showcases the achievements of University of Michigan students in engineering design and prototyping, and demonstrates applications of their studies that solve real-life problems.

These opportunities enhance the undergraduate engineering experience and give students the edge they need to be successful professionals in today’s demanding marketplace.

One of the amazing projects on display will be a robot dog that picks suspects out of a lineup using facial recognition. The project was designed by a team of students which included Julia Kerst, a 2014 graduate of Skyline High School. Julia is currently a senior studying electrical engineering.

Another project features a robot that plays air hockey against a human player. Yeah, pretty cool. And it’s just one of many projects that are sure to amaze people and showcase what the future may have in store.

The expo will be held on the North Campus at the Duderstadt Center, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd.

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