School of Engineering

Senior Project I & II (EGR 485/486)

Senior Engineering Project I and II (EGR 485/486) at Grand Valley State University's Padnos School of Engineering is an intensive two-semester course. The objective of the two course capstone sequence is to integrate real-world industrial design and build projects into culminating experience, for all of our engineering students in Computer, Electrical, Manufacturing, and Mechanical engineering disciplines.

Interdisciplinary teams of students are introduced to various aspects of the design process and project management including teambuilding, effective communications, meeting management, conflict resolution, and leadership.  They are required to successfully complete an industry-sponsored design and build project as part of their graduation requirements.

Pictures from the Class of 2009 Senior Projects

Above Pictures From Left to Right:

L-3 Communications Avionics Systems

Project: Helmholtz Coil

Westown Jubilee Housing

Project: Energy Efficient Strategies for Residential Construction


Project: Modular RFID-Enabled Smart Shelf System

View more pictures from Senior Projects , class of 2009.

List of Past Senior Projects

2010 Senior Project and Sponsors:

Stanley Innerspace Corp.: Modular Lighting System
Stanley Innerspace Corp.: Automated Rolltop Door for Medical Cabinets
Magnum Engineering LLC: Bowling Scoring Replacement System
DornerWorks LLC: Search-and-Rescue Imaging Module
Fulton Innovation: Wireless Control Device

Gill Industries: Electric Drive System
Gill Industries: Tractor Seat
Bissell: Water Tan
Magna Donnell: Glue
Magnum: TV Converter
MAREC: Energy Display System
Rapidline: Window Cell

If you or your company are interested in
sponsoring a project please contact:
Grand Valley School of Engineering


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