The Engineering Design Showcase is the culminating experience for graduating seniors. A senior design experience is required for all students in an engineering major. Teams complete a capstone project in which they design and prototype a product, device, process, or software system.
This event brings together project teams from all eight departments for an opportunity to share student designs with the public. Also attending the event will be invited guests from industry partners and donors. These guests serve as reviewers who provide expert feedback to student teams on their exhibits and project demonstrations.
KCRA News Report, 2015: UC Davis Engineering Students Show Off Projects
Engineering students enrolled in a senior design course or who participate on a design project/team are eligible to participate in this event. Specific information about presenting during this event will be distributed through your course instructor or adviser. Additional details about event logistics will be emailed to team members in spring quarter. The Dean’s Office will cover the cost of poster printing for participating teams.
FOR INDUSTRY GUESTS
We invite engineering professionals who would like to see first-hand the work of our students to join us. As part of your attendance, you will be asked to provide specific feedback to a small number of teams as well as discuss the design process with team members. We hope to provide students with an opportunity to practice “pitching” their ideas in a setting not unlike they will find during their careers. We appreciate the time and effort our industry guests will share with our budding engineers. Click the following link to see a sample evaluation form.
SANDIA DESIGN AWARD
The College of Engineering has partnered with Sandia National Labs to sponsor the Sandia Design Award. Student teams participating in the Design Showcase can also register for the Sandia Design Award. For details about the award and information on how to register, please see the announcement below. NOTE: Participation in the Sandia Design Award is optional and not required to participate in the Design Showcase.
SUPPORT THE DESIGN SHOWCASE
Your donations to the Design Showcase help pay for facility rental, poster printing, and supplies. We are so thankful to the companies, corporations, and individuals who have generously supported this event!
Video Profiles of Selected 2014 Teams:
Strawberry Robot Team: http://youtu.be/JEPbCn02o-4
Sepsis Support for Google Glass: http://youtu.be/i9mwqxiWysI
CORe (Cadaver Organ Retrieval) Biopsy Device: http://youtu.be/Hwp22azxFVc
Wounded Veteran Mobile Dog Kennel Team: http://youtu.be/2mbkD6n4wJY
Fungi Finder Team: http://youtu.be/6DJ_th3O3T4