UNB Engineering Design Symposium being held in Fredericton Thursday

Scores of innovations by UNB engineering students will be unveiled to the public at the fourth annual UNB Engineering Design Symposium at the Fredericton Convention Centre Thursday.
 
The one-day symposium showcases the work of about 300 final-year engineering students solving real-world problems.
 
Among the projects on display will be a 3D-printed pediatric prosthetic hand, a specialized compost grinder and a kit for converting conventional vehicles to electric.
 
The projects were developed through the students' capstone design classes. A large number of projects are sponsored by local governments, companies, and non-profit groups, allowing students to get hands-on experience and make connections with potential employers.
 
Dr. Chris Diduch, UNB's dean of engineering, says the symposium is an exciting event for final-year students, who are keen to share their prototypes and innovative solutions with the public.
 
The symposium is open from 8:30 until 5 today and no admission to attend.