The University of New Mexico School of Engineering is hosting its third annual senior design expo on May 12, featuring projects from more than 200 students from all departments in the school.

Engineering Expo III will be held from 2-5 p.m. on the first floor of Centennial Engineering Center. Free food will be served, and free parking is available for participants in the P lot on the northwest corner of Central and University.

Students, parents, faculty, staff, prospective students and corporate sponsors are invited to attend.

Jamie Gomez, a lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, is organizing the event. Although all students in the school are requested to complete a capstone project their senior year, she sees this event as more than a requirement.

“We are very pleased to be holding Engineering Expo for the third year in a row,” she said. “The event offers benefits for both students and participants. Students can strengthen their skills in presentation, networking, and in explaining their research to different types of people, including potential employers. The Expo also provides employers a perfect opportunity to meet graduating students who may be a match for positions in their companies.”

This year, in addition to the students’ displays and demos, Engineering Expo III will feature a poster session and an elevator pitch. A brief awards ceremony will be held at the end of the event.

Jaynes Corp., an Albuquerque-based contractor, will be a sponsor for the event. Those interested in becoming a sponsor or donating to the event can contact Kara Clem, senior director of development for the School of Engineering, at or (505) 277-2051.