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Kimmel School will hold annual Capstone Symposium on April 29

Western Carolina University’s annual Kimmel School Capstone Symposium will be 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the Center for Applied Technology building.

The Capstone Symposium, which is free and open to the public, is the culminating experience for the engineering and technology industry-sponsored capstone projects. More than 20 capstone projects will be on display.

Among the numerous regional North Carolina manufacturers that sponsored projects are BorgWagner, Advanced Superabrasives, Haywood Electrical Cooperative, GE Aviation, Optical Cable Corporation and the U.S. Army Special Operations at Fort Bragg. One such project focused on the design and integration of custom features into a powered wheelchair for a specific physically challenged operator requiring assistive features for collision and obstacle avoidance, path and elevation changes such as a curb or step, and similar maneuvering assistance.

“The applied projects are the hallmark of our project-based learning curriculum and allow our students to be a part of the economic development of the Western North Carolina region,” said Jeffrey Ray, dean of the Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology.

For more information, call the Kimmel School at 828-227-7368.

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