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Senior Design Day

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Each semester, as a senior-level student, you will form teams and compete in the college-wide senior design competition. This capstone competition is an opportunity for you to apply your knowledge from the classroom to real-world applications of product design, system solution or process improvement.

Many projects address specific requests from local business or industry and all projects are judged by faculty and representatives from our corporate partners. Winning teams are chosen by faculty representatives from each department and the overall winner is chosen by the Engineering and Technology Alumni Society.

All students, parents, friends, staff and faculty are invited to view presentations, eat lunch and celebrate the completion of your undergraduate career.

Fall Senior Design program    Spring Senior Design program

 

Fall Senior Design Dates and Info

  • Senior Design Day Presentations: Friday, December 8, 2017
    Electrical Engineering: IoT Chiller
    Industrial and Systems Engineering: Analysis of Woodward FMU1/HMU Mixed Model Assembly Line
    Mechanical Engineering: Alpha Cup and Community Garden Automated Irrigation System (tie)
    Engineering Technology: Human Centric Wearable Sensor Array
    ETAS Award of Excellence: Structural Harness for Enhanced Load Lifting (SHELL)
  • Large poster deadline: Monday, November 20, 2017
  • Small poster deadline: Monday, November 27, 2017

    Missed deadlines: Posters not received by the deadline will not be printed. If you miss the deadline, you will be responsible for getting your poster printed at your own cost.
Please email your posters to your professor and copy atkins@niu.edu. Be sure to include your department name in the subject line. Do not send to Creative Services. Jelmir Atkins will have the posters printed and will contact you when yours is ready.

Poster Requirements and Templates

Poster Requirements

  • Posters must be created using the templates below.
  • Your design must fit on the one-page template. Tip: If you need to fill space, add more or larger images. If you do not have enough space for all your text, use fewer images and edit your text for brevity.
  • Poster templates are PowerPoint files. Final posters must be submitted as PDFs. To save your poster as a PDF, click File - Save As - and select PDF from the Format dropdown menu.
  • Proofread your poster carefully before submitting. Once printed, posters will not be reprinted to correct errors.
  • To have your poster printed at no cost to you, you must submit it to Jelmir Atkins by the deadline noted above. If you miss the deadline, you will have to get the poster printed yourself at your own cost.

Small Poster Templates

Design a small poster by filling in the sections provided for you in your department’s template. Final posters must be submitted as PDFs.

Save your file SD17_dpt_project name.pdf (example: SD17_TECH_Compost_Handling.pdf), then send to your Senior Design professor and cc atkins@niu.edu.

Large Poster Templates

Design your large poster by using this template: Poster Template. Submit your final poster in PDF format.

Send the PDF file of your large poster to atkins@niu.edu. She will have your poster printed at no charge to you. Please do not send to Creative Services.


Spring Senior Design Dates and Info

Poster Requirements and Templates

Poster Requirements

  • Posters must be created using the templates below.
  • Your design must fit on the one-page template. Tip: If you need to fill space, add more or larger images. If you do not have enough space for all your text, use fewer images and edit your text for brevity.
  • Poster templates are PowerPoint files. Final posters must be submitted as PDFs. To save your poster as a PDF, click File - Save As - and select PDF from the Format dropdown menu.
  • Proofread your poster carefully before submitting. Once printed, posters will not be reprinted to correct errors.
  • To have your poster printed at no cost to you, you must submit it to Jelmir Atkins by the deadline noted above. If you miss the deadline, you will have to get the poster printed yourself at your own cost.

Small Poster

Design a small poster by filling in the sections provided for you in your department’s template. Final posters must be submitted as PDFs.

Save your file SD18_dpt_project name.pdf (example: SD18_TECH_Compost_Handling.pdf), then send to your Senior Design adviser and cc atkins@niu.edu.

Large Poster

Design your large poster by using this template: Poster Template (PPT)

Send the PDF file of your large poster to atkins@niu.edu. She will have your poster printed at no charge to you. Please do not send to Creative Services.

Spring Senior Design students must also submit a large poster to Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day. Use the Large Poster template and submit the final poster in PDF format to Jelmir Atkins and your Senior Design adviser.

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College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Engineering Building
590 Garden Rd, DeKalb, IL
815-753-1442
ceet@niu.edu

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