As the Fred & Harriet Cox Senior Design Competition celebrates its 20th anniversary, we're taking a look back at how it shaped the lives of engineering alumni through their eyes.
All engineering and computer science students participate in Senior Design as a capstone project to put together a real-world solution to an engineering or computer science challenge. Students, working in teams, plan and design prototypes for projects and then present their end products to a panel of judges. Industry experts grade designs based on criteria including innovation, commercial potential, presentation quality, and sustainability.
This year's event will be held Dec. 16-17 through videoconferencing, but the public can still get in on the action by participating in the Popular Choice Award voting. Cash prizes are given out to the winners of each department and category award.