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Senior Design

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

2019 Senior Design Project Demonstration of Bike Project

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 prototype. On the second Thursday 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. All are welcome to watch the student presentations!

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. Check out some of the 2022 Senior Design Spotlights or visit our archives page to see Senior Design Conferences from the past.

Save the date! This year's Senior Design Conference will be on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

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