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Judges' Information

The Senior Design Conference is a showcase and competition for our engineering seniors' projects. School of Engineering alumni and friends are invited to participate as judges, evaluating a number of senior design presentations.

2023 Senior Design Conference Judges' Registration

Thank you for your interest in the School of Engineering's 53rd Annual Senior Design Conference to be held Thursday, May 11, 2023.

We are excited to be back in person for this year's conference. Our seniors will present their projects between 18 session, in person, with judges and guests. Each session will also be live-streamed for a wider audience of viewers via the Senior Design viewing portal that will be available on our website. A maximum of 10 judges per session will be assigned, with priority going to those whose experience best aligns with the session. Once the cap has been reached, we will start a waitlist for each session. Registrants will receive notice of assignment or wait list placement by April 28.

To ensure a seamless experience for our students and the audience, strict requirements, outlined below, are necessary for this year’s judges. Those who are unable to meet the criteria for judging, or who feel uncomfortable being in person, are encouraged to watch the presentations online, rather than registering as a judge. Whichever way you choose to participate, we will be delighted to have you with us!

To qualify for judging the Senior Design Conference, participants must:

  • be in person
  • bring a laptop, tablet, or mobile phone (and connect to SCU Guest Wifi) in order to evaluate projects
  • be present for judge orientation promptly at 1:30 p.m.
  • commit to participating for the full duration of the Senior Design Conference on May 11, beginning with check-in from 12 - 1:15 p.m. and their assigned sessions lasting as late as 5:30 p.m.
  • complete an evaluation form for each presentation within the assigned session
  • complete an evaluation of the overall session, an assessment of our program in preparing students for their engineering professions
  • agree that by registering to judge, you accept that your participation will be captured as part of a livestream presentation

Registration to judge this year's Conference is open Friday, March 17. Please register by April 12 in order to have your name appear in the program. Before registering, please consider the criteria outlined above, and check the 2023 Senior Design projects to determine which session you wish to judge.

Note: SCU faculty advisors match judges with sessions, and their decision is final.

We hope you will be able to join us on May 11 as a judge or as a spectator. Your support of our students’ work is so deeply appreciated.


2023 Judges' Schedule

March 17 -
April 12, 2023
Judges’ Registration Period (to be included in the list of judges in our program)  
May 11, 2023
12 - 1:15 p.m.
Judges' Check-in Locatelli Student Activity Center
May 11, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Judges' Lunch and State of the School Address* Locatelli Student Activity Center

May 11, 2023
1:30 p.m.
Judges' Welcome and Orientation

Locatelli Student Activity Center

May 11, 2023
2:15 - 5:30 p.m.
Senior Design Presentations

Benson Center, Bergin Hall,
Heafey Hall, Sobrato Discovery,
The Harrington Learning Commons
and Orradre Library

May 11, 2023
5:30 p.m.
Project Demonstrations

Sordello Family Courtyard at Sobrato Discovery

May 11, 2023
6:30 p.m.

Locatelli Student Activity Center

*Due to space constraints, this event is only open to conference judges and invited guests.

Register to be a Judge, starting Friday, March 17!

Contact Us

Engineering Undergraduate Programs
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Heafey-Bergin, Bldg. 202