Students Showcase Innovative Projects at Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) Open Day
The Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) Open Day was recently held on the Howard College campus. Around 100 individual final-year projects were on display, and students were on hand to explain and demonstrate their innovative designs to parents, fellow students, and members of the general public.
The projects form the pinnacle of the design activities in the EECE four-year degree programmes and also serve as a test of each student’s ability to survive as a design engineer.
Academic Leader of EECE, Dr Leigh Jarvis, said, ‘The ability to create innovatively, through design is the most important skill an engineer possesses. The Open Day showcases our students’ design skills to solve complex engineering problems and serves as a rite of passage for them’.
The projects were evaluated by a panel of external experts and winners were announced at the close of the day.
Mr Joshua Piggott was the prize winner for best Computer Engineering Design Project, Ms Saiuree Nayager won Best Electrical Engineering Project, and Ms Rivania Maharaj won Best Electronic Engineering Design Project.
Some of the other exciting projects on display included a text to audio book reader for people who are partially sighted, a power system inspection robot, a wireless headset for sea rescue missions, and a hexapod robot.
Words: Sejal Desai