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Sponsor a Student Design Project

We need support. You need to get more done.

Connect with talented students, work with Michigan Tech to develop tomorrow’s workforce, and let us move your projects from “to-do” to “done” by sponsoring an Enterprise or Senior Design project.

Enterprise consists of student-driven, multidisciplinary teams that work like companies on real-world client projects. Projects can be short- or long-term, and will be worked on by students of multiple years and majors. Senior Design connects students and industry through open-ended, industrial projects. Senior Design teams typically consist of one major and the students are in their final year at Michigan Tech. In both programs, teams collaborate with clients from industry, communities, and government organizations, and work closely with a faculty advisor.

Want to see what our teams can do? Check out the 2020 Virtual Design Expo to see year-end wrapups for projects ranging from radiofrequency ablation to lunar trenchers to packaging improvements.

Let Us Work For You

You and your company can sponsor projects, support project teams, offer unrestricted support to help program infrastructure, provide gifts-in-kind, and more.

Consider sponsoring Enterprise or Senior Design if you:

  1. Have a low- or medium-priority project that could be tackled by a team of undergraduate students, supervised by Michigan Tech faculty
  2. Could benefit from a fresh perspective
  3. Are motivated to develop tomorrow’s workforce
  4. Want to access the talent, capabilities, and facilities of Michigan Technological University

To learn more, please visit mtu.edu/enterprise/giving or contact Chris Morgan, Assistant Director of Educational Partnerships, at cjmorgan@mtu.edu or 906-487-2633.


2020 Design Expo Goes Virtual!

Design Expo 2020 - A showcase of Enterprise and Senior Design student projects

Nothing can stop us from celebrating the 20th anniversary of Design Expo. More than 1,000 students in the Enterprise and Senior Design programs have come together to put on a virtual showcase of their work and compete for awards. This year, a panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives, alumni, community members, and Michigan Tech staff and faculty will critique videos of team projects, solutions and results. 

Similar to past years, teams have a chance to earn cash awards along with well-deserved recognition among their peers. This year, total student awards have been increased to more than $3,500. As always, many projects are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience in solving real industrial problems. Additionally, many teams engage in student-initiated ideas that embody the innovative and the entrepreneurial spirit that comes with being a Husky.

This event is free and open to the public. We encourage current and future students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, families of students. etc to help us celebrate our students and their achievement—register today to virtually attend Design Expo (see registration links below). 

2020 Schedule of Events:

Tuesday, April 14

Noon: Remote Judging Opens 

Thursday, April 16

10:00 a.m.: Opening Remarks via live webinar

10:15 a.m.: Virtual gallery open to public

2:00 p.m.: Remote judging closes

4:00 p.m.: Presentation of Awards via live webinar

4:30 p.m.: 2020 Design Expo concludes

Register to attend Design Expo live events today.

Design Expo: Kickoff & Opening Remarks

Design Expo: Presentation of Awards

Text In Voting

New this year, participants will have the chance to vote for their favorite student project. Using the number (919) 351-8683, participants can vote for as many competitors as they like but can only vote once for each competitor. Text in voting will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 16.

To vote, a participant might text the following case sensitive message to the phone number above:
101 to vote for Baja Blizzard or 201 to vote for Medical Device Ball Bearing Temperature Test Fixture

Team numbers will be available on April 16 via the Design Expo website, and all who register for Live Webinars. 

Interested in judging for the 20th annual Design Expo? 

This year, judges will have the flexibility to vote anytime between noon on  April 14 through 2 p.m.  April 16. Judging should still take about an hour, depending on the number of volunteers. Please register to become a judge today.

Check out all of the details of Design Expo here. For questions, please reach out to Briana Tucker.


Enterprise Turns 20!

Twenty years of computers, robotics, and game development. Of better snowboards, open-source solutions, and nanosatellites. Of clean snowmobiles and cinematography. Twenty years of working with industry, leading and managing teams, persevering through setbacks and challenges, and developing lifelong friendships.

In 1999, it all started with an NSF grant and three pilot teams– Program in Integrated Sustainable Manufacturing (PrISM), Resource Engineering Associates (REA), and Wireless Communication Enterprise. One year later, over 200 students were enrolled in 11 different Enterprise Teams with over 19 majors represented. And now, two decades later, over 900 students enroll in Enterprise each year. Today’s Enterprise students represent 31 different majors from across the University. Nearly 5,000 alumni (and counting!) have chosen the Enterprise pathway at Michigan Tech.

Enterprise is a student-led, multi-year, interdisciplinary program open to first-year through graduate-level students of any major. Each year, the program offers team-based, hands-on, and client-centric project experiences that can only be found at Michigan Tech. All of those projects and innovative ideas are showcased at one year-end event — Design Expo. More than 1000 students in Enterprise and Senior Design teams present their work and compete for awards. A panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty, critique the projects. Many team projects are sponsored by industry, providing students valuable experience addressing industry-relevant challenges and communicating their results to a diverse audience.

Help us take Enterprise into the next 20 years by getting involved! The Enterprise Program encourages alumni, industry partners, and community members to give back through student engagement and project sponsorship. Sponsorship opportunities are flexible and range from unrestricted donations to multi-year partnership agreements. We can work with you to successfully match your project or idea to the appropriate Enterprise team. 

Learn more about sponsoring a project here: www.mtu.edu/enterprise/involved/industry/

Looking for ways to get involved sooner? The Design Expo is in need of individuals to serve as distinguished Design Expo judges. We’re calling all alumni, community members, and industry representatives who are interested in seeing what today’s students are accomplishing. Judging typically takes an hour or less. As a judge, you’ll be paired with 3-6 teams where you will evaluate their poster/presentation design, organization, communication, and final solutions.

Learn more about judging here: www.mtu.edu/enterprise/involved/expo/judges-guests/

We hope you will join us at the Michigan Tech Memorial Union Ballroom on Thursday, April 16, 2020, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for the 20th annual Design Expo. Whether a judge or simply a guest, your feedback at the event is greatly valued by our student teams and makes a valuable contribution to their education. 

2oth anniversary Enterprise Logo
www.mtu.edu/enterprise/20/

Design Expo Winners for 2019

More than 1000 students in Enterprise and Senior Design showcased their work last Thursday, April 18 at Design Expo and competed for awards. A panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives, community members and Michigan Tech staff and faculty, critiqued the projects. The College of Engineering and the Pavlis Honors College is pleased to announce the following winners.

Gypsum Water Extraction from the ME-EM department took first place for Senior Design in the 2019 Expo.

Senior Design Awards (based on poster/video)

1st place: ME-EM – Gypsum Water Extraction

2nd place: ME-EM – Assembly Cell Changeover

3rd place: MSE – Gerdau Inclusion Solidification Prevention

Senior Design Honorable Mention

ME-EM – FCA Advanced Hood Architecture – Structural and Attachment Team

MSE – Cobalt Reduction in Tribaloy T-400

BME – Transcatheter Single Ventricle Device

Aerospace placed first for Enterprise based on their poster and presentation scores.

Enterprise Awards (based on poster and presentation)

1st place: Aerospace Enterprise

2nd place: Alternative Energy Enterprise

3rd place: General and Expedition Adventure Research (GEAR)

Enterprise Honorable Mention

Innovative Global Solutions

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Blue Marble Security

Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship Innovation Award

1st place: Alternative Energy Enterprise for Renewable Energy Mission Module (REMM)

2nd place: Universal Driver Gear Train (BME)

3rd place: Transcatheter Single Ventricle Device (BME)

Design Expo Image Contest Winners

1st place: Blizzard Baja

Meet our 2019 Comp Car “Hornet”

2nd place: Full Flexion Knee

3D Scanning of Tibial Insert

Honorable Mention: Cin/Optic Communication and Media

Team photo

 

Enterprise Award Winners

Student Awards:

Outstanding Leadership: Oliver Schihl, Advanced Metalworks Enterprise

Rookie Award: Troy Maust, Aerospace Enterprise

Innovative Solutions: Paul Kamps, Alternative Energy Enterprise

Industry/Sponsor Relations: Romana Carden, Aerospace Enterprise

Faculty/Staff/Sponsor Awards:

Outstanding Enterprise Advisor: Jay Meldrum, Alternative Energy Enterprise

Behind the Scenes: Dr. Jennifer Becker, Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Congratulations and thanks to ALL teams for a very successful Design Expo 2019!


Design Expo 2018 Award Winners

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More than 1000 students in Enterprise and Senior Design showcased their work last Thursday, April 19 at Design Expo. Judges include corporate representatives, community members and Michigan Tech staff and faculty. The College of Engineering and the Pavlis Honors College are pleased to announce the award winners, below. Congratulations and thanks to ALL teams for a very successful Design Expo 2018!

Senior Design Awards (based on poster/video)

First place: Performance and Protection Characterization of Plug and Play Solar Systems

Second place: Vibration-Induced Muffler Failure Problem

Third place: Keel Cooler Efficiency Improvement

Honorable Mention: Motorcycle Landing Gear

Honorable Mention: Jeep Next Generation Vehicle Entry/Exit Technology

Honorable Mention: Human Machine Interface (HMI) Annunciator Replacement

Enterprise Awards (based on poster and presentation)

First place: CinOptic Communication and Media

Second place: Consumer Product Manufacturing

Third place: Wireless Communication Enterprise

Honorable Mention: Alternative Energy Enterprise

Honorable Mention: Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences (SENSE)

Honorable Mention: Supermileage Systems Enterprise

Design Expo Innovation Awards, sponsored by the Pavlis Honors College Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship (ICE)

First place: Nerve Stimulation through Powered Surgical Instruments: Cerebral Ultrasonic Aspiration

Second place: Development of a Novel Blubber-Only Satellite Telemetry Tag for Humpback Whale Conservation

Third place: Rapid Prototyping of Ultrasound Elastography Phantom for Breast Cancer Detection

Design Expo Image Contest

First Place: Formula SAE

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Second Place: Advanced Metalworks Enterprise

117

Honorable Mention: Cin/Optic Communication and Media

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A very special thank you to the faculty, staff, industry representatives, and community members who volunteered their time to serve as judges. Design Expo would not be possible without your help and support.