How Sponsorship Works

Design projects are funded by industry sponsors who pay a fee of $16K for undergraduate and $20K for graduate projects.  Throughout each design project, the student team works closely with its faculty advisor and industry mentor, who provide technical support and oversee the project to ensure it meets specifications and is delivered on time. Over the academic year, a dynamic relationship is developed, allowing the student team’s invention to come to fruition as a real engineering innovation benefiting the industry sponsor.

What Students Do

 

What Sponsors Do

  

 

   

What Faculty Do

• The engineering Faculty Advisor will devote over 40 hours to supervising the sponsored student team throughout the academic year


• The Faculty Advisor assists student teams in understanding and executing the design process


• The Faculty Advisor serves as at the primary point of contact for academic topics (schedule, deliverables, grading, etc.) 


• The Faculty Advisor ensures that student teams meet the academic course goals and company's project goals

 

Mechanical Engineering

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