Sponsor a Project
Sponsor an Undergraduate Senior Design Project
Follow the link below to submit your Undergraduate Senior Design Project proposal. A faculty member will contact you to discuss each proposal and, if necessary, to revise the project scope to best fit the needs of your organization and the course.
If you need more information, please contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Lisa Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 625-7397.
Sponsor an Analytics MS Capstone Project
To submit an Analytics MS Capstone Project proposal, please fill out and return the application form. Once completed, email the application form to Director of Graduate Studies Bill Cooper at email@example.com.
If you need more information, please contact Director of Graduate Studies Dr. Bill Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 624-4322.
Undergraduate Senior Design Project
Project sponsors not only provide a valuable experience for senior students; they also enter a mutually beneficial partnership. Past sponsors have been enthused with their return on investment, which includes:
At least 150 hours of work from each student team member
Fresh perspective, proposals, and solutions to your important business problems
Documentation of work and improvement recommendations in the form of a Project Charter, two Project Updates, a final Project Report, and Presentation
Relationships with highly qualified Industrial Engineering students, which may lead to recruitment opportunities
Access to ISyE faculty knowledge and resources
Quotes from Past Sponsors
The best thing about being involved in the program is the students. It is amazing to help mentor these students right before they enter industry.Industry sponsor
Watching the Seniors solve a complex problem and the excitement and enthusiasm in the project... They were justifiably proud of their achievements and I was very proud of all of them.Industry sponsor
Being able to expose the students to our experience and learning was a great experience. I don't think the department, or myself as a leader, realized how much we were able to teach to the students, and also how much fun it would be to work with them. The students were energetic, engaged and enthusiastic about their work, which made it a great experience.Industry sponsor
I was able to learn about our processes through the students and their observations. It was helpful to have the students provide recommendations.Industry sponsor
The students bring a fresh perspective to solving a business problem using the analytical skills they have learned in their program.Industry sponsor
We were able to resource a project that I had been wanting to complete for a while. The students did a great job even after their mentor (myself) and project sponsor (the IE manager) were redirected to other areas and had less time than planned to help.Industry sponsor
Analytics MS Capstone Project
Graduate students will bring Master of Science-level skills in optimization, data analysis, statistics, regression, machine learning, data mining, and related areas to each project. Ideally, a project's scope involves students performing in-depth analysis of large data sets (provided by the project sponsor) and then using the results to support decision making, possibly via mathematical optimization methods.
Corporate sponsors are asked to provide a $5,000 gift to participate. These generous gifts are used to advance the educational mission of the ISyE department.