The College of Engineering is proud of the many teams, composed of students and student
groups, who presented their innovative design projects at the 2012 Senior Design Day.
The event took place on May 4th at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center and was open
to the public with invitations sent to local companies, alumni, and others.
Thirty-six teams from Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering, Electrical
and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, represented the capstone Senior
Design Classes. Design groups Build & Fly and the Rocket Project represented Aerospace
Engineering. The Civil Engineering group Engineers without Borders also displayed
a project as well as graduate student teams from Electrical & Computer Engineering
and Environmental Engineering.
Companies like CUBIC, SDG&E, General Atomics, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
sponsored these projects to provide students with experience in solving real world
problems. Senior design projects are crucial in giving students the hands-on experience
needed to successfully compete in today’s job market.