Seniors in mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering work on real-world, team-based projects while developing an appreciation of design methodology and team dynamics. They also refine their oral and written communications skills. Teams solve an open-ended design problem starting from developing well-defined project requirements/specifications and concluding with a functioning prototype.
Projects originate both from industry and from faculty sponsors, often requiring interdisciplinary efforts, and typically having multiple paths for solution and implementation entailing trade-offs between performance, cost, and manufacturability.
Volunteer judges from the ECE and ME departments and from business and industry observe the displays, ask questions of the students and rate the projects. The judges have the opportunity to enjoy student creativity, innovation and conversation.
This event is free and open to the public.