by Amy Bearinger, Published March 15, 2012
YPSILANTI - The 32nd Symposium is enhanced with yet another feature: the Crossing Lines Design Expo. A natural addition to the event, the Expo provides an opportunity for undergraduate work to be showcased in an exhibit format.
One of the advantages of the expo format is the ability for attendees to not only see the design pieces, but to also to touch, examine and interact with many of the pieces.
Senior Anna Barge of technology studies will preview a project called the "M Wrap." The wrap, which was the focus of a collaborative project between EMU and University of Michigan students, is an affordable, non-electric warming blanket to be used with premature infants.
Junior Brett Russell will present his project described as an "intelligent control of traffic light system." The timing of a traffic light can be controlled by the amount of traffic in each direction, the hours of the day, and other desired features when this system is utilized. This engineering technology based research will present a model of a traffic system to animate the operation of the light system.
These are just two of the 32 exhibits from art, communication, media & theatre arts, engineering technology, and technology studies that will be on display at the Expo.
This showcase of student work will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Room 300 of the Student Center during the March 30 Undergraduate Symposium.
Students will be present to discuss their projects during one of four session times however all work will be showcased for the entire duration of the event. Please visit emich.edu/symposium for more information and specific session times.