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Fall 2016 Senior Design Showcase

The ECS Senior Design Showcase which took place on Friday, December 9th, 2016 was a great success.  More than 100 local representatives from engineering companies and agencies attended the event.  Student senior project demonstrations and presentations from all engineering majors were on display throughout Riverside Hall and Santa Clara Hall.  These senior design projects are the capstone courses of our engineering curriculum, and many teams spent a year planning, designing, and building these projects.  

Good Day Sacramento, from our local CBS news station, was also on hand to interview some of the students and professors about their work.  Although dozens of teams from all ECS disciplines were on display, you can watch the video to see the efforts and results of just two of out of many teams that were there at the Showcase.

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Meet the Dean, Dr. Lorenzo M. Smith

Dr. Lorenzo M. Smith, DeanDr. Lorenzo M. Smith, Dean

Dr. Lorenzo M. Smith graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, in 1991, earning his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Soon afterward, he accepted a full-time engineering position at Ford Motor Company where he primarily engaged in research and development in the fasteners engineering section. While a full time employee at Ford Motor Company, he worked on his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Wayne State University, graduating in 1993. Following his long-term plan, Dr. Smith left Ford Motor Company to pursue a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics at Michigan State University. After completing all required course work by 1996, Dr. Smith accepted a sheet metal formability analyst position at General Motors Corporation. While at General Motors, Dr. Smith completed his dissertation titled “Solid Finite Elements for Sheet Metal Forming Simulation” and graduated from Michigan State University, earning his Ph.D. in 1999.

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