Senior Design

Senior Design and Expo

students demonstrating expo project

Undergraduate seniors in engineering have the chance each year to show their creativity, ingenuity, and innovative spirit to the entire UIC community—and the city of Chicago.

It all begins in the Senior Design course, a two-semester sequence that allows seniors to gather all the knowledge and skills they’ve acquired at UIC Engineering and put them to work to solve a real-world design problem.

The projects our seniors take on range from the practical to the fantastic. Recent projects have explored creating biodiesel from coffee grounds, building devices to improve surgery, designing an HVAC system for a four-story building, conducting traffic analyses for Chicago’s major highways, and recommending musical selections for people via facial-recognition technology.

Seniors then enter their projects into the annual Engineering Expo, a conference-style event where students showcase their work to peers, faculty members, and panels of judges who represent Chicago’s professional community.

Prizes are given: gold, silver, and bronze for the top three projects, along with Globe Awards and Honorable Mention recognition for other outstanding entries.

This year’s Expo will be held:

Friday, April 26, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

See more of the Senior Design and Expo

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