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ECE, BioE students show off inventions, ingenuity

A class of engineering students recently offered visitors to Packard Lab a glimpse into the future applications of software, hardware, wireless communications and optical technologies.

The occasion was the annual presentation of posters by students in ECE/CREG 257-258, a two-semester, senior-level lab required of electrical engineering and computer engineering majors.

Inside the lobby of Packard Lab, 22 student teams displayed the devices that they had invented, ranging from a Tonalyzer and a Digital Soil Analyzer to a smart shopping cart and a “quadcopter” that streams video images of a location to users who are planning to visit it.

The Best Project Award, given by a panel of faculty judges, went to Daniel Coombe, an electrical engineering major, and Tony Zhang, a bioengineering major, for their project, “System for Supplying Live Video on Request Implemented with a Multi-Wii Quadcopter.” The students were advised by Richard Decker, professor of electrical and computer engineering.

The Peers’ Choice Award, given by students, went to Ian Miller and Stephanie Gordon, both electrical engineering majors, for their project, “Aerial Multirole Platform.” This team was advised by John Spletzer, associate professor of computer science and engineering.

Miller and Gordon also won first place for their project at the annual IEEE Morton Student Paper Contest, which was held earlier in the spring. This was the eighth straight year Lehigh students have taken first in the IEEE event.

Alex Merenstein and Adam Schaub, both computer engineering majors, won third place at the IEEE Morton Student Paper Contest for their project, “Phone-Key Access Control.” This team was advised by Liang Cheng, associate professor of computer science and engineering.

Read the full story in the Lehigh University News Center.

-by Kurt Pfitzer

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