Sponsor a Senior Design Project

The culminating learning opportunity for UConn Engineering students is the capstone design experience known as Senior Design. Through this one- or two-semester experience, seniors learn about the principles of design, how ethics affect engineering decisions, how professionals communicate ideas and the day-to-day implications of intellectual property.

The program gives students the chance to apply the technical skills they have gained, and to expand their abilities in analysis-based innovation and engineering judgment. Students begin by researching the problem, brainstorming a range of solutions, and meeting with a sponsor to learn more about the company and the project. Students may work individually or as members of a team to develop and refine possible design solutions, build and test a working prototype, write reports and prepare presentations. They work closely with a sponsor throughout the process. Sponsors typically provide financial support, advising and the design challenge.

To explore sponsorship opportunities for Senior Design, please contact the appropriate unit below.

Biomedical Engineering
Details: http://www.bme.uconn.edu/ugrad/bmesendesgn.htm
Contact: Don Peterson, peterson@engr.uconn.edu; (860) 486-5521
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Civil & Environmental Engineering
Contact: Not Available
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Electrical & Computer Engineering
Details: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/ece/seniorprogram.php
Contact: John Chandy, chandy@engr.uconn.edu, (860) 486-5047
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Management & Engineering for Manufacturing
Contact: Zbigniew Bzymek, zbig@engr.uconn.edu, (860) 486-2275
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Materials Science & Engineering
Details: http://www.cmbe.engr.uconn.edu/mseundgrcapstone.html
Contact: Hal Brody, brody@ims.uconn.edu; (860) 486-0853
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Mechanical Engineering
Details: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/me/seniordesign/
Contact: Tom Barber, barbertj@engr.uconn.edu; (860) 486-5342
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