Friday, April 29, 2011
Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University Engineering Students Showcase Embedded Product Prototypes For Capstone Design Class
Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 / Swaney@andrew.cmu.eduEvent: Carnegie Mellon University's Embedded Systems capstone project class will showcase a cache of new product prototypes for a variety of industry sectors.
Priya Narasimhan, a professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon and course instructor, said her students worked on a variety of prototypes ranging from a smart kitchen counter that tracks shopping lists and helps consumers cook difficult meals to a ski jacket that controls a mobile music player via touch.
The course is designed to help students put academic theory into practical products for improving daily life and society within a span of 15 weeks. For more information about the course, please see http://www.ece.cmu.edu/-ece549. You can also see videos of the students' projects on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/embeddedsystemsCMU and follow the annual event on twitter at http://twitter.com/embeddedATCMU.
When: 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Friday, April 29.
Where: 6115 Gates Building, Carnegie Mellon University, off Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.