Student Showcase highlights impressive projects

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two male students holding their electrical engineering project, standing in front of a poster presentation
Javel Smith, electrical engineering technology, Bronx, left, and Kevin Gordon, electrical
engineering technology, Brooklyn

Throughout the academic year, students spend countless hours utilizing their talents and knowledge to create some amazing projects, a number of which were on display recently for all to see during the annual Student Showcase. 

With the aid of models, posters, prototypes, multimedia exhibits, and sometimes even their advisers, the students took attendees step-by-step through their own learning and achievement process. Examples of projects included a fire-fighting robot, an automated wood-cutting system, a virtual reality project, membrane heat pump research, community service efforts, a replica of a NASCAR motor, and more. 

Dr. Kristin Poppo, provost, said, “I never cease to be overly and utterly amazed by the work that our students do. Across our curricula, our students engage in hands-on, applied learning, and they make discoveries and create products that will benefit all of humanity.” 

Robert Privitera, a human services management major from North Tonawanda, said, “The Student Showcase is great because it lets students get the opportunity to really be proud of the work they’ve produced and to show it to other people. It’s one thing to turn in an awesome project and just be proud of it by yourself, but getting the opportunity to show it off and tell other people about is really rewarding.” 

Brittany Richards, a forensic science technology major from Geneseo, said, “The Student Showcase is a really great way of showcasing a project I was able to work an entire semester on and display the hard work I’ve put in and kind of brag about it in a way to all of the faculty and staff and students who get to come through and see it.”