On Friday, October 27, Shamrocks attended the University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering and Science’s 10th Annual Research Symposium at the school’s main campus in downtown Detroit to learn about research projects from undergraduate and graduate students.
“The young men that attended the symposium were excited to see all the emerging technologies that are present in the curriculum at UDM, especially autonomous vehicles and biomedical engineering. They took a private tour of the autonomous vehicles lab and were really excited about the tools and equipment that is available for student use,” stated Amy Ely, Director of STEM.
Students rotated through approximately 65 poster research exhibits where they helped vote on the fan favorite, met the Deans of Engineering and Sciences, visited different laboratories and facilities, and spoke with students in various programs and curricular areas.
“I enjoyed the engineering focus on the symposium. I also enjoyed viewing the student’s research projects,” stated student attendee Austin Rossetti.
The event featured live demonstrations from The Center For Automotive Systems Engineering Education (CASEE), including robotics and autonomous vehicle development, as well as a chemistry and physics demonstration from the Detroit Mercy’s Physics Club and Physics students on how electricity behaves in various forms through plasma, static electricity, and more.
The school also hosted an admissions presentation where Catholic Central students learned about UDM academic programs and student organizations, and the student panel spoke about what life is like on campus for engineering and science students, including research, co-op, and internship opportunities.