Senior Design Projects

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We have a number of senior electrical and computer engineering students looking for a good challenge. For three years these students have been studying the principles of engineering and now they are ready for some real- world problems.

Present your untried, open-ended problems that will stretch their problem-solving skills. Give them something real, messy and complex - something that will fuel their creative thinking. Give them something your engineers should be doing, but just don't have the time or funds.

If you think you have a problem that's big enough, hard enough, challenging enough, give us a call. We have teams of electrical and/or computer engineering students that are ready for a real-world project. Some of the projects have received development support from the National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). Three Rose-Hulman teams have won NCIIA awards since 1999, and at least four patents have resulted from our projects!

In roughly 25 weeks our teams have solved a wide variety of problems, ranging from:

  • Designing, building and deploying a paper winder in an industrial setting.
  • Programming a high-end FPGA attached to an A/D and D/A to mimic an RFID tag and reader in real time.
  • Giving a GPS a voice to guide the blind.
  • Building a spoon that helps train the blind.
  • Positioning a mirror to micro radian accuracy for a satellite.

Clients come from small one-man companies to corporate leaders such as Texas Instruments, ITT Aerospace, Sony Digital Audio Disc Corporation and RCA to government agencies to community service organizations.