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Senior Design Projects

Engineering class of 2014!

The 31st Annual Senior Design Banquet and Projects Night

Friends, family, and the public are invited every year to see what Calvin's engineering students had been working on all year! Senior Desgin Projects Night will be held on May, 9, 2015. Mark your calendar now.

For pictures recapping the May 2014 event, please follow the link to our facebook album

Senior Design Teams

2014-2015 2013-2014 2012-2013

Team 1 - Maneuver Mobile
Team 2 - Team 3-D Delivery
Team 3 - Row-Mow
Team 4 - Volts-Wagon
Team 5 - Thera Tryke
Team 6 - Jet Blade
Team 7 - Greatest Hits
Team 8 - Electro-Wave
Team 9 - HomeAlive
Team 10 - Bio Bit
Team 11 - Amphibot
Team 12 - Pods
Team 13 - Solar Desalination
Team 14 - GRE-Cycle
Team 15 - Eporis
Team 16 - The Nuclear Family
Team 17 - NicarAgua
Team 18 - GR Swiss
Team 19 - The Ace Team
Team 20 - Daylighters

Team 1 -The Diesel Crew
Team 2 - Transformers
Team 3 - BIOburners
Team 4 - The Meanderers
Team 5 - EnGrowth
Team 6 - Clear H2O
Team 7 - Blackwards
Team 8 - Eagleye
Team 09 - In the Spotlight
Team 10 - The Tune Squad
Team 11 - Lazer-Ops
Team 12 - Iron Man
Team 13 - NaturaFill
Team 14 - Expedition Camper
Team 15 - Solar Cycle
Team 16 - Cambodian Field of Dreams

Team 1 - Metallic Joules
Team 2 - DynO
Team 3 - iBrew
Team 4 - Dessicated
Team 5 - DRS
Team 6 - Islands In The Street
Team 7 - Cleaning Up Carabula
Team 8 - Slivercreek
Team 9 - Whey To React
Team 10 - Ubercast
Team 11 - Community Lamppost
Team 12 - SWIM-R
Team 13 - Smart Dashboard
Team 14 - Pedal to the Medal
Team 15 - Swayspension
Team 16 - Super-Mileage
Team 17 - Treadstone

Senior Design Faculty for 2014-15

* If you have a project you would like a Sr. Design team to consider for the 2015-16 academic year, please go to this Sr Design. Project Proposal page.

 

FORMS for current seniors

 

 

Engineer's Project Wins Disaster Shelter Competition

The four engineers, under their more official title of Team DRS (Disaster Relief Shelter), presented their project at the annual Senior Projects Night Open House, held Saturday, May 4, 2013, in the Vermeer Engineering Projects Center and Prince Engineering Design Center. There were 17 other projects, including a Smart dashboard, a submersible robot and a wastewater treatment system for a village in Ecuador. For the full article concerning the competition please refer to the following link.

Video's of two Sr. Design Teams from 2012

 

2012 Senior Engineering Design Projects from Calvin College on Vimeo.

 

2012 Senior Engineering Design Projects from Calvin College on Vimeo.


Click here to see more Senior Design project reports from previous years.

Senior Design Team featured in Grand Rapids Press

Motorized Stroller team from 2011

achieving-mobility240 "It was really nice for us to have a real customer. There was a lot of motivation for the whole team to make a 100 percent working product." Read the full story in GR Press.


HydroTower Team is Cover Story of the Calvin Spark!

The Next Idea
A year in the making, Senior Design Projects push students beyond their engineering disciplines

 

Photo Galleries

The Senior Design Projects night is always held two weeks before commencement. Nearly 700 people attended the Open House in 2010 and around 350 attended the banquet. It is a great evening to celebrate the hard work of the senior design teams.

Previous Senior Design Stories

 

ENGR 339*

Senior Design Project (2)
Integrative Studies with ENGR 340

This is the first course in the senior design project sequence. Emphasis is placed on design team formation, project identification, and production of a feasibility study. Students focus on the development of task specifications in light of the norms for design and preliminary validation of the design by means of basic analysis and appropriate prototyping. Lectures focus on integration of the design process with a reformed Christian worldview, team building, and state-of-the art technical aspects of design. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged.

Prerequisites:

  • Concurrent registration in the seventh semester of the model program for a particular concentration or permission of the instructors
  • Biblical Foundations I or Theological Foundations I
  • DCM
  • Philosophical Foundations

ENGR 340*

Senior Design Project (4)
Integrative Studies with ENGR 339

This is the second course in the senior design project sequence. Emphasis is placed on the completion of a major design project initiated in 339. This project should entail task specifications in light of the norms for design by means of engineering analysis and an appropriate prototype focused on primary functionality. A final presentation is given at the May senior design project banquet. Lectures continue to focus on integration of the design process with a reformed Christian worldview, team activity, and state-of-the art technical aspects of design.

Prerequisites:

  • ENGR 339
  • Biblical Foundations I or Theological Foundations I
  • DCM
  • Philosophical Foundations

 

*Complete information is available at the Registrar's Office