Sponsoring a Senior Project
Senior students in the engineering program are required to complete the two-semester capstone senior project. Teams of students from multiple engineering disciplines are given real-world engineering design problems to solve by participating industry partners and other sponsoring organizations. The cost to the sponsor includes materials and a small project fee. Students are not paid for work on senior projects, but earn college credit and gain valuable work experience. Upon completion of the project, the participating sponsor takes ownership of the final working product.
Are You Interested in Sponsoring a Senior Project?
We welcome your proposals and sponsorship of design projects
of interest to your organization.
Dr. Christopher Pung
Associate Professor and Senior Project Coordinator
Office Address: 235 Kennedy Hall of Engineering
Phone: (616) 331-6262
Dr. Wendy Reffeor
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Office Address: 335 Kennedy Hall of Engineering
Phone: (616) 331-6010
Senior Project Timeline
August - December
Receive project proposals from industry
Notification of project acceptance
Projects assigned to the EGR 485 students
January - March
Student teams form and prepare design proposals, including budgets and schedule
March - July
Students present design to sponsors, receive approval, complete design, purchase materials, build, debug, test, and qualify device
2015 Industry Sponsored Senior Projects
Confidential Product Design
CE Duct Cut and Drill Station
Eagle Packaging Inc.
Automated Universal Press System
Stratus X1 Sit-to-Stand
Automated Conformance Test Suite
Gill Industries, Inc.
Head Restraint Cable Strand
UAV RF Wildlife Tracker
Hot Press Unloading Automation
Automated Luminance and Touch
RFCx Project Necromancer
SAF Holland Inc.
Tire Inflation Control System
Active Grille Shutter Stone
Uniform Color Company
Mixing Head Cleaning
Viking Products, Inc.
Automated Part Inspection and Sorting