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Senior Design

Theoretical expertise meets hands-on learning as seniors prepare for real-world engineering.

A requirement for graduation, student teams take on year-long capstone projects, putting their problem-solving skills to the test and collaborating to take an idea from concept to design to protype. In May, teams present their work to an audience of industry experts, faculty advisors, students, family, and friends of the School of Engineering at the annual Senior Design Conference—a highlight of our academic year.

But how do students choose their projects? While faculty advisors have a list of projects students may choose from, some come up with their own ideas. Recently, projects focused on a surgical device to treat sleep apnea, an aerial drone system for wineries to check in on the health of their vines, improved construction techniques for a rural village in Ghana, a low cost 3D bioprinter, satellite control systems, and much, much more. There's a world...and a galaxy...of opportunity awaiting!

2016 Senior Design Archive & Program

A Technological MARVel

Lightening the load for marine field researchers toting equipment to remote locations in the Arctic Circle was the task four electrical and mechanical engineering students took on for their Senior Design project.

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    From left: Jake Prince, Joe Neumeyer, Amy Miller, Blair Koeneman; Credit: Joanne Lee

    Collaboration Makes It Happen

    Bioengineering and Web Design and Engineering seniors teamed up to help expectant mothers in remote regions get the healthcare screening they need with their device, MUMS: Mobile Urinalysis for Maternal Screening.

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