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Senior Design Showcase

people at the 2024 Senior Design Showcase at Tickle College of Engineering

Each spring, the Tickle College of Engineering holds their Senior Design Showcase where we go beyond the classroom to bridge the gap between industry and education. At the showcase, you see first-hand how Engineering Vols are reimagining the future. Over 120 student teams from every engineering discipline show how they took real-world challenges from their clients and came up with creative, innovative, and practical solutions.

Senior design—also known as capstone design—is the final educational element that ties together all their engineering, science, and humanities learnings as our students transition to the next phase of their lives. This event is an opportunity for our students, faculty, sponsors, and guests to come together to celebrate the completion of the open-ended projects our students have worked on during the past two semesters.

Having the students display their projects and present them publicly to guests sets a higher standard for their completed work while enhancing their interpersonal skills—helping to kick-start their engineering careers upon graduation. The showcase also gives our up-and-coming students an aspirational perspective for their senior year.

Most importantly, the showcase is a fun and memorable experience for all participants to enjoy.

Project Videos

Watch the 2023 showcase videos below to hear our students explain their projects.

Flow and Sediment Suspension Sampler

Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science

Plastic Waste Reduction Through Recycling

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Loudon Utilities Biosolids Handling Improvements

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

John Deere Paint Improvement Project

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Mandible Reconstruction Plates

Integrated Engineering Design

Metal Coatings

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Experimental Apparatus for Brain Shunt Testing

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering

Desalination of Brackish Water

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering

Sunbaked Bricks

Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Neuromorphic Autonomous Racing

Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Decreasing the Solar Heat Gain on Reactor Buildings

Department of Nuclear Engineering

We are now accepting applications for Interdisciplinary Senior Design.

Rising senior business and engineering students are encouaged to apply.