Senior design courses provide students with experience working on real-world projects that involve design constraints, budgets, reviews and deadlines. Students learn about professionalism, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and resilience. 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 design processes, systems, prototypes, simulations, or virtual demonstrations.
We recognize the value of senior projects mentored and supported by external advisors—industry representatives, entrepreneurs, nonprofit mentors, as well as research and clinical faculty. This 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 postgraduate study.
If you or your colleagues are interested in mentoring or sponsoring a project or to learn more, please contact me:
Thomas Withrow, Ph.D.
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1826