College of Engineering Greets Admitted Students

Visitor moves virtual blocks in the new Computer Engineering Collaboration Lab, ENG 487. Photo by Lorrie Chan

Despite bouts of cold rain, thousands of admitted students and their families crowded onto the SJSU campus for Admitted Spartan Day. The Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering was ready with open labs and presentations, student-led tours, and a barbecue lunch that fed 1000 people.


Meanwhile, down the street, the Paseo Prototyping Festival celebrated the culmination of the SJSU Paseo Public Prototyping Challenge, a year long civic innovation challenge designed to incubate solutions to pressing social and environmental problems in the city of San José.


The 16 multidisciplinary student teams included several of our engineering students, as well as the Spartan Superway Team, who presented a one-twelfth scale of the solar-powered, automated transit network model. This model demonstrated six functional podcars moving autonomously, which visitors could interact with via mobile app. The SJSU Robotics Team and Spartan Racing Electric were also represented.

Spartan Racing at Paseo festival
Spartan team braves the cold rain at Paseo Public Prototyping Festival. Photo by Lisa Francesca.

Read what the Mercury News said about the Festival.