Starting from unmanned aircraft designs to wearable sensors, desalination membranes to farming robots were among the novelty projects that were exhibited by students from Khalifa University of Science and Technology.
More than 140 students from undergraduate engineering programmes submitted the results of their year-long projects at the two-day exhibition that was held at the university’s main campus in Abu Dhabi.
Freshmen engineering students unveiled 39 innovative engineering prototypes while 144 senior engineering students displayed the results of their large-scale senior design projects. The events underscore solutions to real world challenges and projects in different engineering disciplines.
Dr Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, executive vice-president, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, stated that the Term Project Presentation Day and Innovation Day display their students’ creative solutions in design-stage conception and prototypes and honor the students’ hard work and accomplishments throughout the year. He added that these projects mirror the university’s research strength, its academic resources and faculty competence, which keep them at the cutting edge of innovation. The twin events help to present the global capabilities to stakeholders while also continuing their leading position, both regionally and internationally.
Speaking on a wide area of real-world challenges, freshmen engineering students submitted projects ranging from solar cookers, heartbeat sensors, coin-based waste dispensers, blind aid sticks, and self-driving suitcases. The winning project from the Term Project Presentation was selected depending on the technical and presentation phases of the solution.
Mohammed A., an engineering student informed that the projects that comprise real world challenges would aid in advocating the creativity and critical thinking abilities as they look forward to become serious innovators after school.