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July 2, 2013 > Students showcase ideas and solutions at Innovation Fair

Students showcase ideas and solutions at Innovation Fair

Article and photo submitted by DeVry University, Fremont Campus

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, from 2010 to 2020, engineering jobs are expected to grow more than 10 percent and business occupations by more than 17 percent. DeVry University is helping to prepare its students for success in these hot growth industries by offering degree programs that align with associated career fields and provide them with opportunities for real-world experience.

On June 19, students put their knowledge on display at the DeVry University Fremont Campus' spring semester "Senior Technology and Business Innovation Fair." The fair showcased 18 senior class projects from more than 50 students in the university's College of Engineering and Information Sciences and College of Business and Management.

Senior projects included:

Quadrotor Unmanned Aerial Copter-cam System (QUACS) - a system designed to be an affordable and mobile aerial photography solution.

Automobile Wind Turbine System - a compact wind turbine built upon the foundation of green technology. The turbine is attached to a vehicle, utilizing part of the unharnessed wind energy that is wasted while driving.

Wireless Collision Avoidance System - a system designed to help drivers avoid impact by scanning for obstacles in the front, rear, and blind spots of their vehicle.

Ultra-portable Wireless Electrocardiography Machine - provides full capabilities of a medical ECG machine to show the signal of the patient, in a more efficient way, bringing down major costs currently associated with ECG machines.

Portable Multi-Source Backup Battery - designed to recharge all mobile devices and recharge itself using solar energy, kinetic energy and DC power outlet.

Lightspeed System - installation into any light allows the customer to control the light via the Internet, in addition to the normal wall switch.

Electronic Stethoscope - designed to analyze heart and lung sound waves and to detect aortic regurgitation, coronary artery stenosis and asthmatic conditions.

Representatives from Berkeley National Laboratory, Synnex Corporation, ASAP Systems and other local businesses and organizations judged the projects. Winners of "Judges Choice" awards were:

Quadrotor Unmanned Aerial Copter-cam System (Electronics Engineering Technology) - Joshua Old, Jeff Ramos and Nelson Mankey

Trakkart (Game & Simulation Programming) - David Fairweather, Joseph Lang, Jason Stewart, and Jordon Vaughn

Advanced Consulting (Business Administration / Network & Communications Management) - Andrew Pizano, Timothy Erickson and William McNairnie II

Team CM (Computer Information Systems) - Collin Baird and Tyler Burr

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