URI engineering students to exhibit, discuss smart projects created during winter break

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WHO: University of Rhode Island engineering students who created projects during a 12-day J Term course during winter break. Students will display and discuss their projects.

WHAT: Engineering Entrepreneurship Class led by engineer and entrepreneur Rajesh Nair, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan Tata Center and the Asia School of Business in Kuala Lumpur. Seven URI engineering students created three projects: smart temperature/salinity sensors for commercial fishing and oceanographic use; airborne chemical sensors for animal care; and an app and device to detect contents in soil.

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Corliss Auditorium, Watkins Laboratory, University of Rhode Island’s Bay campus, 215 South Ferry Road, Narragansett.

For details, please call James Miller, professor of ocean engineering at URI, at 401-741-4736. Miller is also director of the engineering entrepreneurship minor at URI.