From machines for space to those that do their work for Earth, from machines that take to the skies to those that speed along the ground and everything in between, UC Santa Barbara's fourth-year engineering students spend a full year on their capstone projects. For the project-based course EDx, students are partnered with members of industry and academia to engineer solutions to problems, and develop meaningful technology. Culminating their year, the 2018 cohort proudly displayed the fruits of their labor in an exhibition Friday, June 8, at Corwin Pavilion. The event consisted of a poster and demo session, in which judges interview the teams and review their projects. A design showcase then invited multidisciplinary teams to demonstrate their technology — and saw the College of Engineering's newest engineers-to-be show off their newly acquired skills.
The winners of the EDx event in the Mechanical Engineering category included the SONOS Move Mechanical Engineering, Baby Bot Nes+ and the Hyperloop Mechanical Engineering teams. SONOS Move's and Hyperloop's electrical engineering teams also won the Electrical Engineering category. In the Computer Engineering category, teams Wall-E and HoverHand took home the awards.