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Engineering Design Symposium

Join us for the 2019 symposium

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Fredericton Convention Centre
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Full program TBD

Designing a better future

The UNB Engineering Design Symposium is an annual event where final-year engineering students showcase their designs and prototypes to the community. More than half of the projects are sponsored by external clients where students are mentored by practicing engineers.

Hundreds of student projects from each department are presented during the annual symposium. 

Student accomplishments

Students come to aid of Fredericton food bank

Greener Village expects to generate enough compost to feed 7,800 square feet of greenhouse space, thanks to a compost grinder that was refurbished by engineering students.

New tech to quickly convert vehicles to electric

Four final-year engineering students have developed a way to quickly and cheaply convert gasoline-guzzling vehicles into electric-powered ones, and are driving to commercialize their work through their new startup, Potential Motors.

Wider, stronger prosthetic hand for children

A 3D-printed pediatric prosthetic hand is designed to have six pounds of pinch force and open 50 millimetres wide. “Many pediatric prosthetic hands only have a pinch force of two pounds and open 20 millimetres wide, which isn’t sufficient for picking up most objects,” says fourth-year mechanical engineering student Andrew Robart.