School hosts EXPO event for third year students
The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering held their annual EXPO event on the 23rd of March 2022. At the event, students presented their individual project as posters.
The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering held their annual EXPO event on the 23rd of March 2022. At the event, students presented their individual project as posters. The event took place across three rooms, and in two groups, during two separate times of the day. The poster event celebrates the hard work that the students are placing into their third-year project.
Students presenting their posters at the 2022 EXPO event
Dr Iestyn Pierce (Head of School) said “I always look forward to our annual EXPO event. It is great to see the students’ work and hear about their accomplishments. As previous years, we invited several companies to come to the event and talk with the students. They were extremely impressed with what they saw. It was great to see the students and company representatives enjoying the event and there was a real buzz in the air. While the EXPO celebrates the hard work of every student, we were delighted to present several awards at this event.”
At the event, the school made four awards:
Stephanie Evans, supervised by Professor Jonathan Roberts, presented her work on “Generative Art for Well-Being" and won the best Poster in the Computer Science discipline.
Adam Brotzman, supervised by Dr. Roger Giddings, present his poster on “Self-powered visible light communications (VLC) receive for indoor IoT Sensor Uplinks”, received the best poster in the Electronic Engineering discipline.
Daniel W. Evans, supervised by Dr. Bill Teahan, presented a poster on “Designing and Evaluating a Compression-based tool for the automatic detection of dialects and code-switching in Welsh text”, scooped the prize for the most appealing poster.
Jasmine Parkes supervised by Dr. Dave Perkins, presented her work titled “A multi-sensory LoRaWAN Control System for Maintaining the Optimum Microclimatic Conditions of a Tomato Plant”, was awarded an honourable mention.
Prize winners receiving their awards. From left to right: Stephane Evans, Adam Brotzman, Daniel Evans, Jasmine Parkes.
Stephane Evans said “It was a great event. I was happy to present my work and delighted to receive one of the awards. After having many lectures remote, I was pleased that the event occurred in person, and I was interested to see what my friends had produced in their project”.
Adam Brotzman, who is studying on the four-year MENG Electronic Engineering programme, added “I enjoyed the day. Especially I really loved seeing the crossover between enthusiasm and proficiency in my peers. I was particularly keen to see the diversity of all the project topics from both computing and electronics students.”
Daniel Evans said “I enjoyed participating in the EXPO. It provided me with an opportunity to showcase my work to my peers, lecturers, and to potential employers. Engaging in the EXPO gave me an end-of-an-era feeling, where both myself and my peers were able to come together to demonstrate the outcomes of all our hard work. It was an incredible experience which I will always cherish.”
Jasmine Parkes, who is studying on the BENG Electronic Engineering degree, added “I really enjoyed the EXPO. It was a great chance to network with recruiters and to explore other student’s projects. I found the experience extremely rewarding. It was interesting to hear the public and recruiter’s perspective of my work. The day gave me a deep sense of community among my peers and a reminder that we are all in the same boat.”
Editor: Prof J. C. Roberts