Community Projects

The University of San Diego's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering (SMSE) is committed to being an anchor institution for our community. Each year, the SMSE's Engineering Exchange for Social Justice (ExSJ) sponsors community-focused capstone design projects related to social and environmental justice. Students who select a community-focused project for their capstone experience work with mentors from non-profits or community groups to collaboratively develop engineering solutions. Previous projects include the design of an autonomous boat for cleaning ocean trash and a device for converting banana fibers into composite plastics. These projects allow students to develop their engineering skills solving problems that will have a positive impact on their community.

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