Friday Event

Senior Projects on Display!

Visitors are invited to view the senior design project demonstrations and presentations of graduating engineering seniors on Friday, May 1. The demos — which will take place in various engineering buildings across campus, including the Student Union Ballroom — represent the culmination of the students’ undergraduate educational experience.

photoEach year, senior engineering students engage in one or two-semester capstone design courses. These provide hands-on learning opportunities and expose them to the challenges and satisfactions of solving real-world dilemmas, from the problem definition stage to prototype development.

In the case of sponsored projects, teams work closely with the sponsoring company, which provides financial support, advising and the design challenge. In exchange, students research the problem, conceive alternate solutions, design and refine one device or method, construct a working prototype, and provide the sponsoring company regular reports as well as a working prototype. Throughout the process, students apply the core concepts they learned in the classroom to an actual design project.

The demos are open for public viewing. Please review the attached fliers for details.

Following is an abbreviated schedule of demonstrations, by time of day:

Biomedical Engineering 1 – 4 p.m.
Student Union, Rooms 304A and 304C
Contact: John Enderle,; (860) 486-5521
Program (PDF)

Electrical & Computer Engineering 2 – 5 p.m.
Information Technologies Engineering (ITE) Bldg., Rooms C19 and concourse level
Contact: John Chandy,, (860) 486-5047
Program (PDF)

Management & Engineering for Manufacturing
Poster presentations 12 – 1 p.m.; Oral presentations 1 – 4 p.m.
School of Business Bldg., Room 226
Contact: Zbigniew Bzymek,, (860) 486-2275
Program (PDF)

Materials Science & Engineering
8 a.m – 1 p.m. (oral presentations), 1 – 2 p.m. (posters)
Institute of Materials Science Bldg., Room 20 (orals) and Room 159 (posters)
Contact: Hal Brody,; (860) 486-0853
Program (Word)

Mechanical Engineering 1 – 4 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom
Contact: Tom Barber,; (860) 486-5342
Program (PDF)

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