Your senior design project is a way to use the information you’ve learned in your major in an applied, real-life project. Many projects will offer a taste of the challenges you’ll encounter as a professional: solving problems, working with interdisciplinary teams, discovering new information, planning systems and timelines, selling and presenting the solutions, and feeling a sense of pride in your accomplishments. Winners of the Senior Design Day recieve monetary awards and of course, bragging rights!
Senior Design Survival Tips:
Consult with your adviser
Attend all classes and talk to your supervising professor often
Meet all the course criteria in the syllabus
Plan ahead for the many hours of research, meetings, and production that will contribute to your success
Order the parts you need early so they’ll arrive on time
Keep up with your other classes so you can balance the demands on your time and energy