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Featured Projects

The 20th Annual Engineering Design EXPO will be held Friday, April 26, 2013. All EXPO events are free and open to the public and take place at the Student Union Building on the Moscow campus.

Please continue to visit the EXPO site for more information on this year's projects.

fish eggs
Giving Wild Salmon a Hand
Using Recycled Materials to Build Stream-Side Fish Incubators
A team of University of Idaho engineering students is working to optimize incubators that help wild salmon survive at hatchery levels.
» Find out how a refrigerator may be the answer to increasing wild salmon populations.
Kickshot team
Bringing the Field to the Phone
Computer science students Morgan Weir and Austin Enfield, who make up Team IOSoccer, are enthusiastic about their project – designing an iPhone and iPad version of the board game KickShot.
» Find out what challenges they've had to overcome.
Doubly-Fed Induction Generator.
The Power of Experience
Students work with local engineering company to build test generator.
With wind energy increasing in popularity, power companies are looking for methods to protect wind-power systems from instability.
» See what the team has designed to keep the power grid running efficiently and reliably.

2011 Featured Projects

Boeing Set Point Block Team Members at booth during 2009 Engineering EXPO
Students Engineer a Better Tool for Boeing
A 2009 EXPO team's fresh prespective allowed them to create an improved product that solved real-world challenges that may not have been considered in the original design.
» See how Boeing is planning to use the student project two years later.
State Board of Education Document Search software
Student EXPO Project Allows State Board of Education to Mine Vital Data
Mapping out a successful future often depends on the ability to understand the past. Computer Science capstone students are working with the State Board of Education to create a software solution to a historically big problem.
» Read more about the Idaho State Board of Education Data Mining Tool
Methane Rain EXPO team testing design in liquid nitrogen
Real-World Value from an Out-of-this-World EXPO Project
Students involved with the 2011 EXPO’s Insane Methane Rain Plane project developed an experiment that can be flown on a future research mission to Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
» Read more on what the students say is the greatest value of being a part of EXPO.

2010 Featured Projects

Taylor Wilderness Research Station
Taylor-made Power
Bringing Power to the Wilderness
Using hydroelectric and solar energy sources, a bank of large batteries and a new data acquisition unit to supply up to 18 kilowatts of energy, this student-designed system meets the energy demands of a remote research station for more than four days.
» Learn more about the Taylor Wilderness Research Station
Rendering of Think Tank Advising lounge
Inventing the [Think Tank] Wheel
The Future Engineer's Roadmap to College Courses
"Our goal is to try to make it fun to explore around and see what the College of Engineering has to offer."
» Learn more about the Think TANK Advising Kiosk
plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
Getting the Lead into Hybrids
Using batteries to power a car is not as simple as it sounds
“The problems we’re dealing with are directly related to what we’ve learned in class,” says Whitaker, a senior in chemical engineering. “But it still has been a challenge.”
» Learn more about the Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
2010 Snowmobile competition
Keeping Snow White
The Clean Snowmobile Team keeps pollution low and enthusiasm high
“The fact that the team spends their spring break doing this really says something about both the members and the experience,”
» Learn more about the Clean Snowmobile team
Future Engineering Innovations building
Engineering a Greener Laboratory
Designing the College of Engineering's newest LEED certified building
“It’s not something cookie-cutter given to us in our regular design classes. It’s something out of the ordinary that requires us to get down to more detail.”
» Learn more about the Idaho Innovations Building Design