Designing the Future
Design Day 2017
Monday, April 24 | 3-6 P.M. | Student Life Center Ballroom
Come celebrate the practice of engineering with us at Design Day 2017!
We recognize the value of senior projects sponsored by industry and invite project sponsors — industry representatives and entrepreneurs as well as research and clinical faculty — to submit project proposals. This enriching experience allows you to work with Vanderbilt engineering seniors and discover what makes our students stand out among other applicants when it comes to employment and post graduate study.
Senior design courses provide students with experience working on real-world projects that involve design constraints, budgets, reviews and deadlines. Students learn about the principles of design, professionalism, licensing, ethics, entrepreneurship and the day-to-day implications of intellectual property. This tradition is a culmination of their undergraduate education.
As their projects take form, student teams interact with their industry and faculty advisers, hold meetings, write formal documentation and present their work. By the end of the academic year, the teams produce a prototype or demonstration of their design. Design Day is their showcase.
I invite you to stop by April 24 to celebrate engineering design and our student's achievements. The exhibition will be in Vanderbilt's Student Life Center and will be open 3-6 p.m.
If you or your colleagues are interested in sponsoring a project or to learn more, please contact me:
Thomas Withrow, Ph.D.