Designed to Graduate: Engineering Majors Display Their Senior Projects

Mechanical engineering major Kyle Cabral '18 (ENG) shows how a robot is used to research an automated process to clean tool holders and reduce manual labor, during Senior Design Demonstration Day on April 27, 2018. (Garrett Spahn '18 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)
Mechanical engineering major Kyle Cabral '18 (ENG) shows how a robot is used to research an automated process to clean tool holders and reduce manual labor, during Senior Design Demonstration Day on April 27. (Garrett Spahn '18 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

Seniors majoring in engineering presented their projects to their peers and to the public during Senior Design Demonstration Day on April 27 in Gampel Pavilion.

The senior design project is the capstone of an engineering student’s education: all engineering majors are required to complete this two-semester course in order to graduate. The course includes learning about the principles of design, how ethics affect engineering decisions, how professionals communicate ideas, and the day-to-day implications of intellectual property.

The students work in groups of two to four on their projects – real-world engineering problems sponsored by business and governmental organizations – and are mentored by engineering faculty members and industry engineers.

For more information, go to the School of Engineering website.