Engineering Project Symposium & Showcase

Project Symposium & Showcase
May 29, 2015


IME Showcase '14
Engineering technology student Jake Holdridge presenting his team's project, "Development and Design of a Full Suspension Mountain Bike Chassis based around 27.5" Wheels" at the 14th Annual Project Symposium &
Showcase on May 30, 2014

Project Symposium 2014 Program (PDF)
Project Showcase 2014 Program (PDF)

Hands-On Learning

The Engineering Project Symposium provides an opportunity for students across the college to present their projects for review by faculty, industry representatives, other students, and guests. This is a significant learning experience stressing teamwork, organization, and communication - important elements in an engineering career.

Student Presentations
Presentations showcase the results of individual and team-based efforts to solve multidisciplinary technical challenges. Between 400 and 500 undergraduate and graduate students will present dozens of projects and exhibits in approximately 20 simultaneous sessions. Faculty-mentored projects have been udertaken by students and student teams from our engineering departments: Aerospace, Chemical & Materials, Civil, Electrical & Computer, Industrial & Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Technology. Some projects are inter-disciplinary, requiring participation by students across the college and the university. Many projects are sponsored and guided by industry. Projects require planning and most often use a research, prototype, test and document strategy. The pedagogical model is greatly enhanced by an opportunity to summarize a project in a public forum.

Showcase of Projects Videos
Teams of undergraduate students representing 7 academic departments present the results of their efforts to solve multi-disciplinary challenges. View the Project Showcase videos from previous years*:

Showcase of Projects 2014

Showcase of Projects 2013

Showcase of Projects 2011

Showcase of Projects 2010

Showcase of Projects 2009

* In order to view the video files from 2009 to 2011, users will need Windows Media Player for PC and Flip4Mac plug-in for Mac OSX. Flip4Mac (OSX only) download link -

For the 2013 video file, Microsoft Silverlight is required. Microsoft Silverlight download link -