May 9, 2022

College of Engineering hosts Senior Design Expo


The NDSU College of Engineering held its 2022 Spring Senior Design Expo May 5 in the Memorial Union Oceti Sakowin Ballroom. The event featured the work of more than 80 senior design teams from the Departments of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering and Construction Management, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

“Every major in the College of Engineering concludes with a capstone experience. The course draws upon our students’ entire education and immerses them in hands-on projects, typically for actual business and industry clients,” said Michael Kessler, dean of the College of Engineering. “These projects provide important real-world experience and help them develop critical skills they will use throughout their careers.”

Design teams work on their projects for one or two semesters depending on the program. Many work closely with an industry sponsor who also serves as a mentor and provides valuable guidance.

“Going into this project the framework was completely new to us and our sponsor was there every step of the way helping us. It was a really great experience,” said Devin Gluesing, a computer science major.

“Our group really worked well together,” said Amy Bodvig, and industrial engineering and management major. “It was just a great experience to see these are the kinds of questions and meetings you’ll have in the business once you graduate.”

The College of Engineering hosts Senior Design Expo events in the winter and spring to give students a chance to showcase their work for the campus community, alumni, public, and middle and high school students.

“We are preparing students for a lifelong career and we want them to be ready for what comes next when they graduate with a degree from NDSU,” said Ali Amiri, assistant professor of practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

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