UConn Engineering is looking for industry partners to sponsor Senior Design Projects for the coming school year.
Every year, UConn School of Engineering students work on over 150 Senior Design Projects. Our seniors work closely with industry sponsors on projects relevant to the real-world challenges that business faces. They regularly meet with a company’s liaison to determine a sponsor’s needs, develop a project objective statement, create design concepts and select one to design to fully implement. The students then create a prototype and submit a written report to their sponsor company.
The budget, usually between $7,000 and $10,000, is used to fund hardware, supplies and equipment expenses for construction and testing of prototypes.
Sponsors generally provide a project idea that isn’t an urgent need for the company. That assignment reflects a separate and distinct activity, system or process within the business. They also provide a liaison engineer or technical representative who oversees the work of the team.
Past sponsors have included General Electric, Pfizer, Pratt & Whitney and TRUMPF.