The College of Engineering Design Kickoff and Showcase
Teams will be determined the 1st week of classes. The Project Kick-Off event will be held the 2nd week of classes and will serve as a first technical meeting for teams and sponsors. Teams will already be determined before the kickoff event. This new process (began in Fall 2016) will include a sponsor meeting with the director of the Learning Factory to review the semester and an opportunity to have a technical meeting with the team of students already assigned to a sponsor's project.
The Design Showcase happens the last week of the semester and is the official end of the project. During the Showcase, students display their projects and are judged by a panel of industry experts, comprised of current and past sponsors as well as members of our Industry Advisory Board. Prizes are awarded for the Best Project and Best Poster. The event is open to the public and is usually attended by more than 600 students, faculty, sponsors, and guests.
The event is the culmination of 15 weeks of work, which starts with the Project Kick-Off Meeting the first week of the semester.
Spring 2017 Showcase Agenda
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Bryce Jordan Center
7:30 Coffee for IAB members – Founders Room
8:00 Industry Advisory Board Meeting – Room D (Small room attached to the Founders Room)
9:00 Information Session Presentation for New and Prospective Sponsors – Founders Room
10:00 Sponsor Welcome & Coffee – Founders Room
10:30 Sponsor Meeting, Debriefing, and Judge Selection – Founders Room
11:30-1:00 Lunch for Sponsors and Faculty – S. Annex Gym
1:00-3:30 Design Showcase – Arena
3:30 to 5:30 Industry Partners Reception and Awards Ceremony – S. Annex Gym
Parking: Parking will be provided by The Learning Factory. Visitors attending the Showcase and Industry Partners' reception may park either of the lots listed below. See the attached parking map for the locations of these lots. Parking is not permitted in Orange L East. This is the small lot outside of the Guest Entrance. This lot will be monitored and you will receive a ticket.
- Orange L (South) parking lot behind the Bryce Jordan Center
- Jordan East (Lot 44)
- Stadium West
- Porter North commuter lots.