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Senior Design Projects

Senior engineering students tackle a major design problem in their capstone course: Senior Design Project. An annual Open House and Senior Banquet celebrate their successes, achievements, and completion of the engineering program.

 

The 30th Annual Senior Design Banquet and Projects Night

Senior Design Projects Night will be on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Friends, family, and the public are invited to come and see what Calvin's engineering students have been working on all year! During the Open House, guests are able to view the displays and prototypes developed by the design teams and ask them questions. Later the teams will divide into small groups and give a formal presentation of their team project.

  • For pictures recapping last year's event, please follow the link to our facebook album
  • If you have a project you would like a Sr. Design team to consider for the 2014-15 academic year, please go to this Sr Design. Project Proposal page.

Senior Design Teams

2013-2014 2012-2013 2011-2012

Team 1 -The Diesel Crew
Team 2 - Transformers
Team 3 - bioburners
Team 4 - The Meanderers
Team 5 - Engrowth
Team 6 - Clear H2O
Team 7 - Team 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

Team 1 - return
Team 2 - The Librarian
Team 3 - SimEscape
Team 4 -The Untouchables
Team 5 - Water from Air
Team 6 - Supermileage
Team 7- AFSV
Team 8 - Rescue
Team 9 - Stadium Academia
Team 10 -Whiskey Creek
Team 11 - Water 2 Ecuador
Team 12 - Wyoming Clean Water Plant
Team 13 - Homes for Haiti
Team 14,15,16 - Clean Coal

 

Senior Design Faculty for 2013-14

* If you have a project you would like a Sr. Design team to consider for the 2014-15 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), will be presenting their project at the annual Senior Projects Night Open House, held 4 p.m.–5:45 p.m., Saturday, May 4, in the Vermeer Engineering Projects Center and Prince Engineering Design Center. There will be 17 projects in all this year, 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