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Tuesday, 24 October 2006
Robot spiders, biodiesel motorbikes, hypersonic jets, and a human cough detector - these are among the dozens of amazing projects that some of the University of Adelaide's brightest young minds will put on display to the public this week.
The annual Mechanical Engineering Project Exhibition will be held at the University of Adelaide on Friday 27 October, giving final-year students the chance to display their hard work, technical expertise and creativity to a wide audience.
Many of these projects have industry and government sponsors.
"The exhibition is a showcase of talent that provides final-year students with direct contact with industry, resulting in valuable experience and future contacts as well as giving industry and the general public an insight into what our graduates are capable of," says the Head of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Professor Colin Hansen.
"Many employers have commented that they see the involvement with the industry-sponsored projects as equivalent to many months of work experience. This gives the students an additional advantage when entering the graduate employment market," he says.
This year, many student projects have addressed the issue of increases in the cost of petroleum by looking at alternative and sustainable fuels for transport. These projects include:
Bio-Oil Motor Trike
Hybrid Solar Car
Some of the other fascinating projects on display include:
Equipment for Ambulance Officers
Human Cough Detector
WHAT: School of Mechanical Engineering Project Exhibition
WHERE: Level 4, Union Building, University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus
WHEN: 10am to 5pm this Friday, October 27
COST: FREE - open to the public