Students Shine at Spring Senior Design

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Photo credit: Kate Seppala Photography

On Friday, May 13, 24 teams participated in the Spring 2016 Senior Design Competition and Open House. Nearly 100 students from civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and the College of Architecture and Planning showcased their capstone projects in the North Classroom Atrium. Projects ranged from the design of a new museum for the Denver Police Department to a solar powered boat. Teams presented to a panel of eight industry judges, competing for cash prizes.

The overall winner of the event was Hand Gesture Recognition in Real-time via 3-D Printed Capacitive Wristband from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Departmental winners included:

The event also hosted a group of 60 eighth grade students from Clyde Miller K-8 in Aurora. The students spent an hour meeting with the teams, asking questions about each project, and working on a scavenger hunt.

The Senior Design event is made possible each semester by donors Donald and Karen White.

CVEN students get involved with industry

Seniors in civil engineering are keeping busy, working on their senior design projects and interacting with industry. A team of eight students attended a Structural Engineers Association of Colorado (SEAC) professional breakfast meeting, and a team of twelve students toured CH2M Hill’s corporate headquarters.

CVEN CH2M Hill Tour 3-11-16
CVEN students tour CH2M Hill’s corporate headquarters in Englewood, CO.

CVEN SEAC Meeting 3-17-16

Innovation on display as engineering students unveil capstone projects

CU Denver Senior Design
By Chris Casey | University Communications

The 2013-2014 school year came to a close with the senior design competition and our year-end celebration on May 16.

The usual stunning array of innovation, which typifies the kind of hands-on learning students receive at CU Denver, was on display as the Engineering Senior Design Competition showcased 28 projects in the North Classroom atrium. College of Engineering and Applied Science students spend a year working on projects for their Senior Design course, a capstone to their undergraduate studies. A panel of industry judges inspect each project and ask questions of each team of students. The judges select the best overall project ($1,000) and a top project from each discipline ($250).

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Spring Senior Design Slide Show and Results

Congratulations to the nearly 100 students who participated in the Spring 2013​​ Senior Design Competition on Friday, May 17. Every team showcased their best work, and after much deliberation, the five winners were chosen.

Overall best project: TheraGO: Motor-Assisted Therapeutic Tricycle

Best Departmental Projects:

Below is a slide show of the event. Congratulations again!

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Spring 2013 Senior Design Competition Projects Announced

In their final year of engineering curriculum, undergraduate students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science take a Senior Design class that gives the student an important design experience that is the culmination of the knowledge and skills they have learned up to this point. It is the first time in the curriculum that engineering students formally learn about such things as solving a problem for someone else, design tradeoffs, cost and budgeting, documentation of process and product, scheduling tasks with lead time, and experiencing all sorts of human factors involved in teamwork. Each semester the college holds a competition where industry judges select top projects and teams for recognition.

Many of the following projects participated with a first draft of their project in the Fall, and are competing again with a more complete version of their Fall projects.  The spring 2013​​ competition will take place on May 17 in the North Classroom Atrium on the Auraria Campus. Projects will be judged between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m.; the winners will be announced around 1 p.m.

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Senior design project, The Scorpion, featured in University Student Stories

Molly Zimmerman reached down to scrub the filthy, old truck engine. Working alongside her teammates, she leaned in to give the job a little more elbow grease. Then, in a dirt-caked nook of the engine, she saw it: a baby scorpion.


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