Friday, May 22 is Senior Project Day at MSOE and more than 80 projects will be on display at the Walter Schroeder Library, 500 E. Kilbourn Ave; Werwath Mall, between the Library and Allen-Bradley Hall of Science; Student Life and Campus Center, 1025 N. Broadway; and Todd Wehr Auditorium, 1047 N. Broadway.

Throughout their senior year, MSOE students collaborate with classmates on a final project related to their degree program. It’s an opportunity for them to take everything they’ve learned in their time at MSOE and put it to use in a real-life application. The projects are often sponsored by companies looking to solve a problem, and others are driven by a student’s interests.

School of Nursing – 10 a.m. to Noon – Campus Center, Ruehlow Nursing Complex
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Walter Schroeder Library and Werwath Mall
Physics and Chemistry Department – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Campus Center, second floor
Mechanical Engineering Department – Noon to 3 p.m. – Todd Wehr Auditorium

A complete list of projects can be downloaded here.

Food trucks are all the rage right now, and it’s never been easier to find one nearby thanks to TruckMuncher, an app designed by software engineering majors. TruckMuncher locates the nearest trucks and also lets users find their favorite trucks and view their menus. Location: Werwath Mall

Car Seat Alert System
Prevent childhood heatstroke and possibly death by using this car seat alert system designed by electrical engineering technology majors. Using three sensors, if there is a child in the vehicle, a buzzer will alert the driver when the ignition is turned off so that the child is not left behind. Next, a signal is sent to make the key fob vibrate, and if within 30 seconds, the sensors still detect a child in the seat, the vehicle’s horn will sound. Location: Library

Electric Wind Chime
Let the wind determine your music choices. Electrical engineering students developed a magnetic mechanism that simulates the operation of a wind chime. A microprocessor senses wind speed and plays a song to the rhythm of the wind. Users load songs into the device and can relax while their favorite songs play with the pleasant sounds of a wind chime. Location: Library

Striped Hat Brigade
A team of computer engineering and software engineering students teamed up to design a virtual presence device. An iPad mounted on a robot chassis allows someone with an iPad or iPhone to communicate via a video feed with people in different location—something that could be useful in a hostage or disaster situation. Location: Library

SAE Formula Hybrid Vehicle
See the car that took fourth place in the world and first in the United States! MSOE’s team of electrical and mechanical engineering majors designed, built and competed their high-performance hybrid vehicle at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Location: Campus Center, outdoors

Legionnaires Detection Kit
In 2010, Legionnaires disease affected the Milwaukee area and was traced back to a decorative water fountain in a local hospital. While tests exist to detect Legionella, they are costly, time-consuming and sometimes unable to differentiate between pathogenic and non-pathogenic forms of the bacteria. Biomolecular engineering majors developed an inexpensive, multi-phase kit capable of rapidly detecting the bacteria while adhering to industry regulations and standards. Location: Campus Center, second floor