Senior Design Symposium

The College of Engineering hosts an annual symposium celebrating the achievements of its graduating class. At the event, students display their projects that they have worked on for an entire year. Faculty, students, and the community interested are invited to attend, ask questions, and celebrate the hard work put into the projects.  

After presentations, industry leaders will select the best project from each department. The awards ceremony will take place after to acknowledge the department winners. An overall winner will then be chosen from one of the five departments. Their achievement will be displayed in the Dean’s Office, Cherry 2000.

Inaugural Senior Design Symposium

In 2016, the College of Engineering celebrated the first Senior Design Symposium in the Cherry building.  The event spanned two hours as faculty and students gathered from all over campus to celebrate and appreciate the hard work graduating seniors put into their projects.  


Departmental Winners


Chemical Engineering
- Travis Enterprises: World Class Ethylene Plant - Jay Sharma, Colby Sundgren, Mark Stewart, Will Wilson, Karla Obregon, Joshlyn Spencer

Civil Engineering - Beautification Project: Evaluation and Enhancement of Pond Quality, Sustainability, and Aesthetics at John Gray Center - Cory Bobbitt, Adriana Salazar, Alan Gruenstein, and Billy Wilson

Electrical Engineering - Ohm My Gauss (Bluetooth Car Ignition) - Joel Lozano, James Ellis, and LaShaina White

Industrial Engineering - Automation of pH Testing and Level Controls in Waste Water Tank Farm 2 - David Durr

Mechanical Engineering (tie) - TSCG Sample Handling System - Matthew Perdue, Clay Robinson, Megan Campbell, Alan Giberson, and Caleb Washburn

SAE Mini Baja - Thomas Michel, Dave Adams, David Tsan, Jonny Pierce, Garrett Raines, Conor Culpepper, Brandon Midkiff, Joey Nguyen, Ethan Baker, Reed Ridcardson, Riley McMillon, Tommy Yawn, Jordan Blanchard, Lindsey Paige, Brandon Wilkerson, and Edgar Roque 

Grand Champion

Industry judges from ExxonMobil were on hand to choose a grand champion from the departmental winners.  After much debate, the judges crowned the SAE Mini Baja team the winners for building a mini baja car from the ground up to compete in Gorman, California.  The team spent 8 months building, reconfiguring, and testing their vehicle to compete in the rough desert terrain.

Donate to Senior Design

Community support for senior design is pivotal to the success of our students as they begin to research, plan, and build their projects.  Your contribution can go to a specific project or the symposium event.  Donation packages are available. For more information on packages, please contact Erin Lovelady.
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