Endeavour exhibition: engineering and IT students showcase futuristic creations

Endeavour exhibition
The Endeavour exhibition showcases student-led innovative design that solve real world problems.

A smart sensor cane using vibration to guide people with visual impairment, a credit-card sized device to save lives and improve CPR technique, and inexpensive solutions for heating and cooling in developing countries. These are just three of more than 100 projects conceptualised, designed and built this year by engineering and IT masters students at the University of Melbourne.

Melbourne School of Engineering students will showcase their diverse and impressive creations, the culmination of a year's work, in an exhibition showcase: Endeavour.

The exhibition includes projects from biomedical, electrical, civil, software and mechanical engineering, highlight real-world impact of teaching and learning at the University.

Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) Dean Mark Cassidy said: “It’s exciting to see the breadth of innovation within MSE.  Our students have conceptualised some truly futuristic projects throughout the year. We look forward to seeing how their determination will address global challenges into the future.”

“We are particularly pleased to welcome support from industry partners and sponsors, Airwallex, QinetiQ, IEEE, Wade Institute, IMarEST and Boeing to this year’s Endeavour family.”

Engineering and IT at the University of Melbourne has a proud legacy of delivering life-changing creations such as the Cochlear implant – eliminating preventable deafness – and an easy global banking solution, Airwallex, founded by MSE alumni, Jack Zhang.

CEO and co-founder of Airwallex, Mr Zhang said: “The success achieved with Airwallex is a testament to the formal education that my fellow co-founders and I received at the University of Melbourne, as well as the spirit of innovation and global thinking that the University champions. The Endeavour Exhibition is a perfect example of this. We can’t wait to meet and support the next generation of big thinkers and innovator.”

Electrical and electronic engineering masters student Tom Garsia, from the team who have built the Smart Support Cane for people with visual impairment said working on Endeavour throughout the year alongside his teammates had been “challenging, rewarding, fun and wonderful.”

Media are invited to come along to the Endeavour Exhibition to find out more about these student-led innovations.

WHEN: 11am Thursday 24 October 2019

WHERE: South Lawn, University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Masters engineering and IT students, MSE Dean Professor Mark Cassidy

VISION OPPORTUNITIES: Students demonstrating their projects, a showcase marquee filled with more than 100 exhibits, University of Melbourne campus buildings